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Car pools offset spiralling fuel costs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) When it comes to something as personal and expensive as a car, sharing is not easy. But due to spiralling fuel costs, global warming and overcrowded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists figure out how placebo works


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) What makes placebos, sugar pills with no therapeutic or curative value, work? Scientists may now have found an explanation.People who suffer from a mild infection recover, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rats have best bite of rodent world: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 4 (IANS) Converting farmland to grow bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife, says a study."The Skylark is an indicator species for agricultural areas because it occupies many ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Social media may be giving your location away


March 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Much can be read about individuals from how they interact in social media, even if they hide their Twitter messages and other posts.For instance, computer researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Computer model helps design better nasal sprays


February 17th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed computer models to design more effective nasal sprays to replace needle or pill based drug delivery.Jiyuan Tu, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Found! Cells that drive brain’s adaptability


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 2 (IANS) Glia cells, derived from the Greek word for glue, hold the brain's neurons (cells) together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviours. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists unravel how nose differentiates smell


December 30th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Scientists have successfully unravelled how the nose -- our olfactory organ, with 350 different types of receptors -- can identify similar or different odours. "The receptor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Project to build computer model of human brain takes off


May 16th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) A team of scientists has assembled in Switzerland and Germany to attempt the unthinkable -- building a computer model of human brain. It could potentially open ... Read more...

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Most women prefer men with feminine shaped faces: Study


April 25th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study claims that men with feminine faces will be luckier in love as more women are attracted to them than masculine men.According to the research by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Feminine looks in men more likely to be hit with women


April 25th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Men with feminine faces will be luckier in love as more women are attracted to them. Most women prefer men with more feminine shaped faces and ... Read more...

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Technique ‘poised to untangle brain’s complexity’ developed


April 11th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have moved a step closer to being able to develop a computer model of the brain.They have developed a technique to map both the connections and functions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, robots that can hide from humans while spying!


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories have developed a robot that could operate around humans without being detected.The robot takes a zigzag path to avoid well-lit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Model to show how toe strength determines body balance while leaning


March 11th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new model developed by researchers at the Ohio State University will be able to tell us how toe strength can determine how far people can lean while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soot on Tibetan snow ’causes more rainfall over India and China’


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that in some cases, soot - the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants - can pack ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snake-like robo discovers how lizards swim through the sand


February 25th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have successfully found how lizards manage to swim their way through desert sands.Using a snake-like robot, the researchers at the Georgia Institute Of Technology in the U.S. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain compresses visual info


February 11th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A Johns Hopkins study has shed light on how the brain compresses visual information to understand it.A team, led by neuroscientists Ed Connor and Kechen Zhang, found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wolverines to vanish due to climate change?


February 9th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): A new research has concluded that the aggressive wolverine may not be powerful enough to survive climate change in the contiguous United States.Wolverine habitat in the northwestern United ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth’s hot past indicates much hotter future


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Earth's hot past indicates a much hotter future than projected if the pace of greenhouse emissions continues unabated.The study warns that if CO2 emissions continue at their current ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past points to drastic global warming


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new analysis has concluded that the magnitude of climate change during Earth's deep past suggests that future temperatures may eventually rise far more than projected if society ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Incest puts an end to sexual violence among animals


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that incest among animals helps put an end to sexual violence.In some species, competition between males can mean that females are harmed during ... Read more...

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‘Shared interests’ form friendships


December 1st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested we choose our friends mainly because we have shared interests and not necessarily because we like them the most.Scientists from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How fat cells respond to mechanical stress


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new method to look at how fat cells - which produce the fat in our bodies - respond to mechanical loads.This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Device to tell cancer patients how long they will live


November 9th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Terminal cancer patients could soon be offered a simple and accurate diagnosis of how much time they have left to spend with loved ones.Scientists have developed a technique ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, athletes resorting to 3-D imaging to boost performance


October 7th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): With technological advances breaking new grounds everyday, athletes are increasingly cashing on it to improve their game-some professional sports teams using motion capture technology to track how athletes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to fight HIV could spur vaccine development


September 28th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): By preventing shape-shifting in a key segment of protein from HIV, the immune system can be primed to develop antibodies against the virus, which in turn could pave ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People can’t stop worrying even on vacations


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Million of holidaymakers can't let go of their worries even amid beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes, finds a recent study. Now scientists have figured out why so many people ... Read more...

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Why is it so hard to unwind on holiday?


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): You might have taken that much-needed fortnight holiday from work, but despite those beautiful beaches or the stunning slopes, its not possible for you to wind down while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why our brains get tripped up when we’re anxious


September 14th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Scientists have elucidated the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz scientists’ theory brings invisibility cloaks closer to reality


August 29th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): University of Sydney researchers have combined techniques used to produce light-bending metamaterials with those used to make optical fibres to try and create real invisible threads.Alessandro Tuniz is ... Read more...

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Soot emissions key factor in global warming, says expert


July 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the quickest, best way to slow the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice is to reduce soot emissions from the burning of ... Read more...

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Now, model that replicates tropical cyclone formation five days in advance


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Maryland-College Park has employed NASA's Pleiades supercomputer and atmospheric data to simulate tropical cyclone Nargis, which devastated Myanmar in 2008.The result: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism in the brain’s computation of sound location identified


June 30th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers have identified the mechanism that brain uses to help process sound localization.Animals have to capacity to locate the source of a sound by detecting microsecond (one millionth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemicals that fix one ecological problem worsen another


June 17th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Chemicals that helped fix a global ecological crisis in the 1990s - the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer, for instance - may be raising another problem such ... Read more...

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