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Iraqi woman undergoes hip replacement in Delhi


July 6th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) For years Asmaa Fanar Mohammed could barely walk, squat or sit in one position for long. The excruciating pain was a part of her life. ... Read more...

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Walking robot HECTOR developed to study animal movements


April 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A six-legged robot HECTOR (Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot), designed by researchers at the University of Bielefeld's Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, has been built to study ... Read more...

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Researchers find no link between major earthquakes


March 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): A new study has found that even though large earthquakes usually trigger a series of severe local aftershocks, they however do not cause major quakes further away.The finding ... Read more...

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Sticky coating on car bodywork ‘could make them more resistant to impacts’


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): New experiments from Harvard University suggest that building a sticky substance into car bodywork could make them more resistant to impacts.As part of the research, Paula Mellado and ... Read more...

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Toyota recalls nearly 100,000 U.S. vehicles over braking concerns


December 14th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Toyota on Monday announced it is initiating a voluntary safety recall of nearly 100,000 vehicles in the United States to replace the car's stop lamp switch bracket.The ... Read more...

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New high-performance fiber promises better bulletproof vests, airplanes


December 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have created a new kind of fibre that could be tougher than Kevlar.Working in a multidisciplinary team, the group has created a high performance fibre ... Read more...

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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...

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New material for crash components promises to make cars safer


August 19th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): In a bid to make vehicles 'crash' safe, researchers have now found a way for the automotive industry to mass-produce a particularly safe class of materials known as ... Read more...

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New find may help make wrinkles history


July 30th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers have found how folds and other creases disappear on their own-a feat that could shed light on how human tissue folds and grows.In a pair of ... Read more...

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Chile quake moved Concepcion city 3 metres westward


March 10th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 9 (DPA) The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile last month moved the city of Concepcion about three metres to the west and also shifted several other cities ... Read more...

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Antarctica’s “ghost mountains” finally come into view


January 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has announced that the so-called 'ghost peaks' in the middle of Antarctica, which are hidden miles beneath the surface of an ice sheet, ... Read more...

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Indian scientists’ Seismic Hazard Microzonation method to mitigate impact of quakes


January 8th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan. 8 (ANI):In order to reduce the damage caused by earthquakes, scientists in New Delhi have adopted the Seismic Hazard Microzonation technique that forms a significant tool in risk evaluation ... Read more...

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Mere nods or raised eyebrows convey many meanings


January 1st, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Facial expressions can convey a world of meaning with just a mere nod or raised eyebrows, according to a new study. A nod implies understanding, while a frown ... Read more...

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Safe drinking water for Bihar villages soon


December 15th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 15 (IANS) There is good news for hundreds of arsenic- and fluoride-affected villages in Bihar as they will be provided with safe drinking water soon, official sources said Tuesday. Arsenic, ... Read more...

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Brazilian doctor accused in almost 10,000 abortions found dead


December 1st, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 1 (EFE) A Brazilian anesthetist accused of involvement in almost 10,000 illegal abortions was found dead in her car after apparently committing suicide, authorities said Monday. The body of Neide ... Read more...

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Ethiopian desert rift likely the beginning of new sea


November 3rd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Scientists from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, ... Read more...

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Massive protest in Madrid against abortion law reform


October 18th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 18 (EFE) A massive protest has been held here against the government's reform of the voluntary-abortion law. The Spanish government approved last September the reform of the abortion law making 16 ... Read more...

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Pokhran II was a success: Kakodkar (updated)


September 24th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sep 24 (ANI): Rejecting claims made by former Defence research and development Organisation (DRDO) chief K. Santanam, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Anil Kakodkar said tests were fully successful.Addressing a press ... Read more...

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Examining safety of combat military vehicles made from titanium alloys


July 30th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new research, a Queen's University Belfast academic is testing how safe vehicles with titanium alloys are when attacked by bullets or explosions, which could help protect ... Read more...

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Typhoons can trigger slow quakes in eastern Taiwan


June 11th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI: Scientists have made a surprising discovery that typhoons trigger slow earthquakes, at least in eastern Taiwan.Slow earthquakes are non-violent fault slippage events that take hours or days instead ... Read more...

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Some relief for Bihar’s arsenic hit villages


May 23rd, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 23 (IANS) High levels of arsenic in the groundwater pose the threat of cancer to people in many Bihar villages, but the state government has finally moved to bring safe ... Read more...

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Is Isotretinoin really a cure?


March 25th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Isotretinoin is a medication used for the treatment used at severe acne. Most of the time, used as a chemotherapy medication for prevention and treatment of certain skin cancers. In some cases, ... Read more...

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Soon, a bridge that can bounce back after a quake


December 20th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Engineers at the University of Nevada in the US have tested a new design for a flexible bridge that can bounce back after an earthquake.According to a ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help fight diabetes


December 16th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Giving children vitamin D supplements in infancy may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life, according to a new study.In the study, researchers ... Read more...

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Glacial erosion changes internal mountain structure, responses to plate tectonics


November 18th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has proven that glacial erosion can not only change internal mountain structure, but also bring out a structural response to plate tectonics.The subject of ... Read more...

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Inbreeding does not lead to amphibian deformities


October 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): While inbreeding is looked upon as the cause behind deformity in a wide variety of animals, a new study has claimed that the same doesnt hold true ... Read more...

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NASA orbiter reveals rock fracture plumbing on Mars


September 26th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed hundreds of small fractures exposed on the Martian surface that billions of years ago directed flows of water through underground Martian ... Read more...

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Now, a virtual hand that goes underneath the skin


August 15th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): Surgeons would soon be able to reconstruct damaged hands more effectively, all thanks to computer animated models of hand that not only gives the image of life-like ... Read more...

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Heres how snails walk on waters surface


June 27th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): US researchers say that they have figured out how some snails extraordinarily crawl upside down at the waters surface, which they cannot actually grip.Eric Lauga of the ... Read more...

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Soon, industrial machines that work without batteries, power sockets


June 8th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Fraunhofer Technology Development Group TEG in Stuttgart are trying to develop an industrial machine that will work independent of batteries and power sockets, and ... Read more...

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Stem cells offer hope for arthritis sufferers


April 13th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
London, April 13 (IANS) Scientists have successfully identified stem cells that may be harnessed to repair damaged cartilage, offering relief to millions of osteoarthiritis patients. Cardiff University's Charlie Archer, who led the ... Read more...

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Stem cells offer hope for arthritis patients


April 12th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 12 (ANI): People who suffer from osteoarthritis may soon get some relief, for researchers at Cardiff University have now identified bone stem cells that may be worked upon ... Read more...

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Serpentine rock that coats tectonic plates implicated in earthquakes


December 25th, 2007 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 25 (ANI): A French researcher has revealed that serpentine, a type of rock that coats the top of many tectonic plates, appears to play a significant role in the production ... Read more...

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