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NASA develops mirror to look into galactic past


January 8th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Once upon a time, shiny surfaces and mirrors were credited with magical powers that could look into the future. Now two centuries later, NASA is relying on them ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How female ducks avoid sexual assault


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, have explained the mechanism by which female ducks thwart forced copulations.The research team, led by Patricia Brennan, an evolutionary biologist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

96 turtles seized, one arrested


December 12th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Wildlife officials have seized 96 live fresh water turtles from a town in Orissa and arrested one person on charges of smuggling them, police said Saturday. Acting on a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Babies ‘learn geometrical shapes on their own’


November 14th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Even if you don't give your baby that ubiquitous shape sorter, he or she will perceive different shapes on his or her own, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nida Mahmood gives sari a unique twist


October 27th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Net, georgettes and chiffon saris draped on jeans - this is what talented designer Nida Mahmood showcased at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week(WIFW) here Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists unearth fossil of 150 mln yr old squirrel-sized dino


October 25th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 25 (ANI): Scientists have unearthed the fossil of a 150 million year old tiny dinosaur, which would have weighed less than a kilogram and measured around 70 centimetres long, about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chic, smart street fashion the norm at Mumbai’s Linking Road


October 13th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Chunky jewellery, trendy clothes and colouful footwear welcome you to Linking Road in Mumbai's Bandra suburb, a street that gives you ample choices to stock up ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Simon Cowell gets 179 mirrors for 50th b’day!


October 7th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 7 (ANI): Simon Cowell has reportedly been gifted 179 mirrors for his birthday on October 7.Pals of the 50-year-old music mogul were said to have shelled out on mirrors ranging ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mucchad Tusshar’s dilemma!


August 14th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Moustache makes the man or the actor, asks Tusshar Kapoor. The Golmaal Returns star had to sit through a grueling session of moustaches for his role in Life Partner. A unit member ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now, a flat bulb that is non-smashable!


August 12th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim's one bright idea has led to the creation of the revolutionary non-smashable bulb.And Kim believes the flat light bulb has a number of advantages ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New experiment to reveal structure of all matter in the Universe


August 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Soon, a new experiment will aim to create a 'fingerprint' of the inside of the atomic nucleus to understand the structure of all matter in the Universe, including ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wiener dog’s stubby legs may hold clue to human dwarfism and evolution


July 25th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new research has determined that the wiener dog's stubby little legs hold a clue to both human dwarfism and evolution as a whole.The key is in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Happy Birthday Tetris


June 8th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by GD
Tetris, perhaps the most popular computer game of all time will be celebrating its 25th birthday on 6th June, 2009. A quarter of a century ago on this very day, Alexey Pajitnov ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, easy-to-use meat seasoning to do away with mess of traditional marinade


May 3rd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Students from Virginia Tech University have developed an easy-to-use seasoning which adds flavour to meat without the mess of traditional marinade.Made from all natural ingredients, 'Spice N Easy' ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists using computer-based artificial intelligence to understand how we see


February 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 16 (ANI): British researchers have for the first time used computer-based artificial intelligence to create previously unseen types of pictures, with a view to understanding the abilities of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physicists produce worlds smallest lettering that is just 1.5 nanometers tall


January 27th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Physicists at Stanford University have produced the worlds smallest lettering, which is just 1.5 nanometers (nm) tall, with the help of a molecular projector.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer


December 31st, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a drug-delivery system by using tiny gold particles and infrared light, which may multiple medicines to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Research finds new insights into how our olfactory sense works


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," wrote Shakespeare. But would it if the molecules that generate its fragrance were to shift shape? That's what ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shakespeares sweet smelling rose given different smell by scientists


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): Shakespeares suggestion that calling a rose by any other name would not change its sweet smell may not be true anymore, for scientists say that the flowers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bizarre teeth of male whales help females choose their mates


December 16th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the bizarre teeth of male beaked whales have evolved to help females choose their mates.Beaked whales are a family of about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a microscopic robot to deliver drugs inside the body


December 4th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Sheffield and the University of Barcelona have devised a microscopic swimming robot that could deliver drugs inside the body by mimicking the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Astronomers obtain deepest ultraviolet image of the Universe


November 8th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Nov 8 (ANI): Astronomers have obtained the deepest ever ground-based ultraviolet image of the Universe, which shows millions of distant galaxies of different shapes and colors.Obtained in part with ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India aviation show proves a big hit


October 18th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) India's first-ever international exhibition on civil aviation, India Aviation-2008, proved a big hit with thousands of people flocking to the Begumpet Airport here Saturday to catch a glimpse ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nanodiamond drug device may transform conventional cancer treatment


October 3rd, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have developed a biomedical device made of nanodiamonds that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumours have been ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Countdown begins for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games


August 8th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 8 (ANI): The countdown has begun for the gala opening of the Olympic Games 2008, the world''s ultimate sporting competition, on Friday. The 24th Olympiad will officially open, firing the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New discovery may open the door for energy-efficient lighting


July 16th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan and Princeton University have devised a way to deliver significantly more bright light from a watt than incandescent bulbs. "Our demonstration ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gene that gives tomatoes elongated shape identified


June 28th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Ever wondered what gives fruits and vegetables different shapes and sizes? Well, so far as tomatoes are concerned, crop scientists at Ohio State University have found that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Protein study paves way for green chemistry, improved pharmaceuticals


June 26th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Proteins are the building blocks of life and hold great potential for research, and to harness its varying abilities, scientists have now taken a major step in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BMWs new stretch-fabric sports car that changes shape with the flick of a switch


June 13th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 13 (ANI): BMW has unveiled a fabric-covered car that can change its shape at the flick of a switch and it is the inspiration for propeller-badged cars both current ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Monkeys can learn how to exchange money for food


June 11th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Italian researchers have demonstrated that monkeys too possess the ability to learn how to exchange money for their favourite food items, and whether to trade for one ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Universe might be finite and relatively small, rather than infinitely large


May 24th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A popular theory that says the universe is finite and relatively small, rather than infinitely large, has gained new ground after re-evaluation of previous data.The idea that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dollars earned from waste coconut shells


May 23rd, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan Samuel Kasaragod (Kochi), May 23 (ANI): At a time when the handicraft sector is affected by inflation and dollar-rupee variation, an old artisan, unaware of the situation, feels happy that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Thrissur Pooram’, annual ‘Elephant Festival’ in Kerala


April 17th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan Samuel Thrissur (Kerala), Apr 17 (ANI): Thousands of people thronged to witness 'Thrissur Pooram', the annual elephant festival in Kerala on Wednesday. The two-century old temple festival 'Thrissur Puram', named ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds how HIV tricks immune system


April 1st, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
London, April 1 (IANS) HIV tricks our natural defences by showing itself as normal trash in a cell, rather than an enemy marked for destruction, ensuring its survival in dodgy ways, says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MIT researchers reveal secrets of rats whiskers


February 28th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shed more light on how rats perceive their tactile environment, by discovering that the rodents use their whiskers in similar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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