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Electrons most round natural objects in universe


May 26th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Electrons may be the most round natural objects in the universe, a study has found.According to the Daily Telegraph, experts at the Imperial College London have ... Read more...

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Scientists develop technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new technique by which Alzheimer's disease can be detected in its earliest stages.Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow developed the technique based ... Read more...

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Is space just like a chessboard?


March 19th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers at the UCLA have discovered a new way to think about the structure of space.Space is usually considered infinitely divisible - given any two positions, there is ... Read more...

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Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells.Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor ... Read more...

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The book ‘no one can read’ dates back to 15th century


February 11th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers have cracked one of the puzzles surrounding what has been called 'the world's most mysterious manuscript' - the Voynich manuscript, a book filled with drawings and writings ... Read more...

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Martian meteorites suggest collision with Red planet caused water flow


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): University of Leicester researchers are investigating rare fragments of Martian meteorites to reveal one of the ways water flowed near the surface of Mars.Scientists at the University's renowned ... Read more...

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LHC study brings scientists a step closer to dark matter discovery


February 1st, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Physicists have carried out the first full run of experiments that smash protons together at almost the speed of light, bringing them a step closer towards the discovery ... Read more...

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The guide to ‘Colonizing the Red Planet’


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A manned mission to Mars would be the greatest adventure in the history of the human race and one man has penned a book on how to make ... Read more...

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Other universes exist alongside our own


December 16th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Scientists say they have found evidence that our universe was 'jostled' by other parallel universes in the distant past. The incredible claim emerged after they studied patterns in ... Read more...

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Star-Trek-style ’space-time invisibility cloak’ comes a step closer


November 16th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A person moving from one place to another without being detected may sound more like sc-fi, but metamaterials can make this possible.Developed by the researchers from Imperial College ... Read more...

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Graphene films can act as artificial membrane to speed up DNA sequencing


September 11th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two ... Read more...

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The chicken may have come before the egg, sort of


July 14th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"According to a team, comprising researchers from the ... Read more...

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No radioactive threat in AMU


July 12th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 11 (IANS) An expert committee has concluded that the radiation level of the radium beryllium (Ra-Be) source stored in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU was within safe limits, an official ... Read more...

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What came first the chicken or the egg?


July 10th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"According to a team, comprising researchers from the ... Read more...

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New discovery takes scientists a step closer to quantum computers


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): Taking a step nearer to quantum computers, University of Maryland researchers have used a unique hybrid nanostructure to show a new type of light-matter interaction.They also demonstrated the ... Read more...

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First images of electrons’ secret dance that causes them to change form


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Scientists from McMaster University, Cornell University, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories have captured the first images of electrons that appear to take ... Read more...

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Soon nanotechnology to make computers faster


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists are looking at the possibility of replacing silicon transistors in computers with carbon nanotubes.Johannes Svensson from the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg has investigated ... Read more...

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“Ancient city of ‘modern’ galaxies” discovered


May 12th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Astronomers led by Texas A&M scientists have identified what may be called the "ancient city of 'modern' galaxies".The group of roughly 60 galaxies, called CLG J02182-05102, is nearly ... Read more...

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Nuclear specialists declare Delhi University safe


May 2nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Nuclear specialists have declared Delhi University safe after inspecting the radioactive material storage room.Experts from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) began their scrutiny of the ... Read more...

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Striking similarities between human brains, worms and computer chips


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists from the U.S., the U.K., and Germany have discovered that the human brain, the nervous system of a worm, and a computer chip have striking similarities."Brains are ... Read more...

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Brains, worms and chips have a lot in common


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Scientists have discovered striking similarities between the human brain, worm's nervous system and a chip. "Brains are often compared to computers, but apart from the trivial fact that both ... Read more...

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Fastest integrated circuit for Big Bang machine


April 9th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed the fastest-ever integrated circuit to transmit data in the demanding environment of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) or the Big Bang machine, the world's ... Read more...

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Catastrophic event halted birth of stars, say Durham researchers


March 10th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): Scientists at Durham University's Department of Physics have found evidence of a catastrophic event that they believe was responsible for halting the birth of stars in a galaxy in ... Read more...

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Solar winds blow away Martian atmosphere


March 9th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that pressure from solar wind pulses blows away the atmosphere of Mars.The study was carried out by N. J. T. Edberg from the ... Read more...

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How seeds from Moringa tree can be used for water purification


February 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study by scientists has described how extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification.Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, in ... Read more...

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Physicists construct quantum toy houses


February 15th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of physicists from the University of Calgary (U of C) in Canada has manipulated a mysterious property of light to stack together a variety of quantum ... Read more...

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First-ever all-solid-state cryocooler may enhance airborne and spaceborne applications


January 30th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has created the first-ever all-solid-state cryocooler that can be applied to airborne and spaceborne sensors.This technology, developed by a team led by University of ... Read more...

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First-of-kind image at distant star captured


January 14th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Two researchers from the University of Iowa have succeeded in capturing the first ever direct radio image of a stellar coronal loop at a star, other than the ... Read more...

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Stars thrive as vampires, sucking hydrogen from others


January 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Like Hollywood villains, stars in distant galaxies too seem to bank on vampirism to thrive, new research says. The stars appear in two groups -- those which ... Read more...

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Formula to detect an author’s literary ‘fingerprint’ developed


December 11th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): After analysing the works of Thomas Hardy, DH Lawrence and Herman Melville, Swedish physicists have developed a formula to detect different authors' literary 'fingerprints'.In the new study, ... Read more...

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World’s largest telescope spells golden age of astronomy


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Hailing it as the beginning of a golden age of astronomy, researchers say the latest data beamed back to earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing ... Read more...

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Data from Herschel to shed new light on star formation in nearby galaxies


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): The latest data delivered back to Earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing astronomers with a better understanding of the composition, temperature, density and mass of ... Read more...

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Now, web users can play ‘cosmic slot machine’ to study colliding galaxies


November 24th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): A new website will give everyone the chance to contribute to science by playing a 'cosmic slot machine' and compare images of colliding galaxies with millions of ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new technique for glass creation


November 5th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Harvard University's materials scientists have come up with what they believe is a new and better way to model the formation of glasses, a type of amorphous solid ... Read more...

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Scientists create all-electric spintronics


October 28th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): A multidisciplinary team of University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers is the first to find an innovative and novel way to control an electron's spin orientation using purely electrical ... Read more...

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