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Scientists edge towards fusion energy for power grid


June 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washinghton, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have made a significant headway in developing an experimental reactor that can demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy for the power grid.Nuclear fusion promises to ... Read more...

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Acidic oceans endangering baby corals


April 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.A team from the School of Biological Sciences and Global ... Read more...

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Polls critical step in Myanmar reform: UN


April 12th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council has praised the by-elections held in Myanmar as important progress in the country's democratic reform process."Council members welcome the successful by-election ... Read more...

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Wall Street surges on European deal


October 28th, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Wall Street surged Thursday, with the blue-chip Dow back above 12,000, after European leaders agreed on a deal to tackle the region's debt crisis and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir continues: PM


September 16th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Infiltration by militants into Jammu and Kashmir was continuing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday, while warning security forces not to be complacent as ... Read more...

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Paper clip boosts yield of de-addiction drugs


August 8th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Sheer chance can tip the odds in favour of success and help research in ways that scientists could have never thought or planned for. For instance, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ Repeal moves forward


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the US military will move to the next stage with Pentagon expected to give the green light ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US hails UN resolution authorising peacekeepers in Sudan


June 28th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US has welcomed swift passage of a UN Security Council resolution authorising deployment of 4,200 Ethiopian peacekeepers to the volatile Abyei region of ... Read more...

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Key factor to age-related miscarriages and birth defects confirmed


April 16th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.Washington State University researchers said they recreated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Superconducting ‘pseudogap’ is a new phase of matter


March 25th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration may soon be a reality


March 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): It may soon be possible to treat or even cure age-related macular degeneration using stem cell therapy, thanks to a new research by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Renewable petroleum one step closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and dioxide.University of Minnesota graduate student Janice Frias made the critical step by figuring ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

President Obama signs 9/11 first responders bill


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by BNO News
HONOLULU (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Sunday signed a bill which will provide assistance to survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to rescue workers who became ill ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Obama signs $4bn compensation bill for 9/11 ill rescue workers


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has reportedly signed into law a bill to compensate emergency workers who fell ill following rescue and clean-up efforts during the 9/11 attacks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Worms provide insights into human biological clock


December 18th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Nevada, Reno, has found that the circadian clock of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm could provide important insights into the mammalian circadian clock."Circadian ... Read more...

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Brain area that controls impulsive behaviour located


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have nailed down the area of the brain that controls impulsive behaviour and say that it can be controlled with training.A Queen's University research team led Scott ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill well now “effectively dead”


September 20th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has finally capped the leaking well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.According to the BBC, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Disastrous BP oil well finally killed


September 20th, 2010 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (DPA) The final seal on BP PLC's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is finally complete, the US official in charge of the disaster said Sunday. Five ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mechanism behind cleft palate development found


September 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apes used stone tools to kill animals 3.4 mn years ago


August 12th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Our ancient ancestors, the apes, were using stone tools to butcher animals one million years earlier than previously thought. In an extraordinary find that will rewrite the ... Read more...

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Humans hunted for meat with stone tools a million years earlier than believed


August 12th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): The Swiss Army Knife and the Big Mac is not as recent as it was thought, for scientists have found evidence that human ancestors were using stone tools ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kashmir issue: Mehbooba Mufti welcomes PM’s initiative, demands accountability


August 11th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 11 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti haswelcomed the fresh initiative unveiled by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday to address the unrest in Kashmir and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Ultimate’ solvent for nanotubes paves way for armchair quantum wire


July 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): In what could be called a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire closer than ever, researchers at Rice University have found the "ultimate" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel delivery device for gene therapy developed


July 7th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have created a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.In lab experiments, the researchers have found that this device, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American business seeks incentives for educational investment in India


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The US-India Business Council has expressed support for the Foreign Education Bill pending before the Indian parliament, but said certain financial requirements could deter foreign educational institutions from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists identify gene regulating human brain development


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a single gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development, guiding undifferentiated stem cells down tightly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green team visits Lafarge’s Himachal plant site


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) Wednesday visited Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district where French cement giant Lafarge's plant is coming up and heard grievances of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Results of quantum dot research to pave way for more efficient solar cells


June 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be boosted up to more than 60 per cent from the current limit of 30 percent, suggest findings from a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AARP laudes passing of the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act


May 29th, 2010 - 2:42 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond on Friday said that the passage of the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act by the U.S. House ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mystery of fragile stem cells solved


April 13th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The decade-old mystery of why human embryonic stem cells are so difficult to culture in the laboratory has been solved by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute.The groundbreaking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pennsylvania receives $17 million for Health Information Technology Expansion


February 26th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by BNO News
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – Pennsylvania received $17 million from federal Recovery Act funds to expand health information technology, the Governor's Office of Health Care Reform announced on Thursday.Through this funding, the ... Read more...

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Biochemists find key to riddle of life


February 6th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Biochemists have stumbled on a critical piece in the evolutionary puzzle that explains how life on earth has evolved, says a new study. Researchers from Monash University School of ... Read more...

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Life on Earth may have evolved much earlier than previously believed


February 6th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Biochemists at the Monash University in Australia have found a critical piece in the evolutionary puzzle that explains how life on Earth evolved much earlier in the evolutionary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How about an alert search engine to help you


June 6th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Having problems with a search engine, then change the search terms to get the information you need. But what if the search engine did it for you? A Penn ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Future search engines won’t need you to repeatedly change terms upon failures


June 6th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A search engine that would not require a user to change the search terms to get any information time and again may soon be a reality, thanks to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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