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‘Milky Way heading for collision with Andromeda galaxy’


June 4th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Our Milky Way galaxy is heading for a massive collision with the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, but not before four billion years from now, say scientists.The ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin


April 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way ... Read more...

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Obese exposed to higher radiation levels


April 8th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Overweight and obese patients may be unwittingly exposed to higher radiation levels during routine X-ray and CT scans, says a study. However, a new technology developed ... Read more...

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Tweaking batteries for faster electric cars


February 27th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Faster and more powerful electric cars may now be possible by tweaking capacitors, a kind of energy storage device like a battery, suggests a study.Imagine an ... Read more...

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Catching killer weeds easier with geographic profiling


February 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Catching killer weeds and invasive species has just got easier with geographic profiling (GP), a statistical tool that tracks wanted criminals, a study reveals. A team ... Read more...

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New approach could spur green technologies


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A new approach to chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most abundant minerals on our planet, could prompt faster development of "green" technologies. It ... Read more...

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Faster body metabolism renders TB drugs ineffective


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) which becomes resistent to multi-drugs is not caused by irregular doses, as is widely believed, but by speedy drug metabolism, according to a US ... Read more...

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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...

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Switching to natural gas won’t slow climate change


September 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Burning natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) than coal, but switching over to this medium won't slow down climate change, claims a new study.Tom ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melt likely to stabilise


August 12th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Arctic sea ice, which seems fated to melt in response to warming climate, might stabilise or even expand over the next few decades.The computer modelling study ... Read more...

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Generosity is natural to humans


July 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) While rationalists may not agree, acts of generosity come naturally to humans, claims a new research.Commonplace acts of generosity, like tipping the waiter, where no future ... Read more...

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Paved surfaces foster build-up of polluted air


June 8th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can help pollutants accumulate during summer on paved surfaces, rather than being blown out to sea, ... Read more...

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Physicists discover new way to visualize warped space-time


April 12th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Physicists, who have been studying the effects caused by the collision of black holes, have discovered a new way to visualize warped space-time."We've found ways to visualize warped ... Read more...

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How neurons in the brain decide how to transmit information


March 26th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Scientists have established a fundamental mechanism by which neurons in the brain communicate.There are billions of neurons in the brain and at any given time tens of ... Read more...

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Software shows how Earth evolved millions of years ago


March 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A new software allows us to see not only the Earth's surface as it is now, but also takes us back in time to see how ... Read more...

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Greenhouse emissions led to increase in extreme rains, says study


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to increase in extreme rain events seen in North America over the second half of the ... Read more...

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First stars in the universe weren’t as lonely as previously thought


February 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers from the Center of Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, and The University of Texas at Austin have found that the ... Read more...

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Study: Diet programs may not help dodge disease risk


January 28th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian researchers have announced that losing weight may not necessarily prevent diseases if the weight is not kept off.The research which was later published in the journal ... Read more...

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Diet Programs May Not Enable The Folks To Evade The Risk Of Diseases


January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 28, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Shedding weight is often advertized as a technique to enhance physical condition. Nevertheless, Australian canvassers have asserted that the weight-loss programs may not facilitate the ... Read more...

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West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a ... Read more...

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Climate change to precipitate Antarctic ice sheet collapse


January 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 10 (IANS) Rising carbon dioxide levels will precipitate the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, causing sea levels to rise by four metres. The study ... Read more...

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Could Jupiter solve the mystery of The Star of Bethlehem?


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): BBC astronomer and Discovery News contributor Mark Thompson is trying to solve the mystery behind 'The Star of Bethlehem' and believes that Jupiter could be the key.Thompson went ... Read more...

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Was Jupiter’s movement perceived as Star of Bethlehem?


December 19th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) The appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, which in the Bible guides the three wise men to Jesus' birthplace, can be backed up by science, according to an ... Read more...

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Expert issues stark warning on climate change


December 9th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A climate change expert has warned that if humans don't moderate their use of fossil fuels, there is a real possibility that we will face the environmental, societal ... Read more...

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Adolescent great white sharks can’t handle big bites


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study by an international team of scientists has revealed that the jaws of adolescent great white sharks may be too weak to capture and kill large ... Read more...

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Computers may one day solve problems as creatively as humans


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Although a computer can crunch several million numbers in a few seconds, it cannot be expected to spot a fake bronze coin which has, says, 544 B.C inscribed ... Read more...

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Venus could hold warning for Earth


December 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a mysterious, high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere of Venus has been explained, with possible earthly connections.Venus is blanketed in sulphuric acid ... Read more...

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‘Alien comets’ were ’stolen by Sun’ from neighboring stars 4.5bn yrs ago


November 29th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Computer simulations in a new study have shown that the early Sun could have stolen comets from neighboring newborn stars 4.5 billion years ago.Hal Levinson of the Southwest ... Read more...

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Winged insects to inspire nextgen tiny air vehicles


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Creating tiny air vehicles that mimic the flapping of winged insects is a popular notion, but require a complex combination of pitching and plunging motions to oscillate the ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on behaviour of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists are using complex computer simulations to shed light on the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer's and cancer."Proteins always 'talk' to ... Read more...

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Now, ultra-hard graphite that can crack diamonds!


November 7th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Scientists have shown that when compressed, graphite can crack a diamond.Now computer simulations by Hui-Tian Wang at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and colleagues have shown that the ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to a drug treatment for cystic fibrosis


October 13th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world's most common fatal genetic diseases, thanks to new study by a University of ... Read more...

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Planet Neptune didn’t knock out Cold Classical Kuiper Belt


October 6th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Challenging popular theory about how part of our solar system formed, a University of Victoria PhD student has found evidence that the planet Neptune can't have knocked a ... Read more...

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Supercomputer simulations offer insights into the origin of life


October 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists are using supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life.A research ... Read more...

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Methane in Mars’ atmosphere lasts less than a year


September 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A study by Italian scientists has revealed that methane in the atmosphere of Mars lasts less than a year.Sergio Fonti (Universita del Salento) and Giuseppe Marzo (NASA Ames) ... Read more...

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