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Mushroom Cloud Looms Over Beijing


June 19th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Video and photographic evidence of a multi-coloured ”mushroom cloud” hanging over Beijing’s skies has left internet users increasingly concerned, as they have been unable to determine what ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New therapy could help beat Hepatitis C virus


January 17th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to block the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and possibly benefit 170 million people worldwide.The breakthrough opens the way for new therapies ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why dew drops sit on leaf tip


January 12th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate and poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote: "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." ... Read more...

Posted in World |

If the cool cap fits, wear it!


October 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 14 (IANS) Vivek Bhatia's thinking cap has the right fit and he seems to wear it innovatively. In fact, the Pune-based entrepreneur has come up with a cool ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Pitcher plant inspires liquid repelling coating


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) After rainfall, the cupped leaf of the sweet smelling pitcher plant becomes a frictionless surface, enticing ants, spiders and even frogs to their doom. Now it ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal Annas end fast


August 28th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hunger strikes in Himachal Pradesh ended their protests Sunday when Anna Hazare called off his fast in Delhi.Former government employee Lakshmi Chand Thakur, 67, and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Planes influence local weather during take-off


July 1st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) People living close to airports may not only suffer sleepless nights, they could also experience lousy weather.The very presence of aircraft increases the possibility of snow ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A sneeze can contaminate surroundings for hours


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A single sneeze infests a room with deadly bugs and the contamination can last for hours. Microscopic droplets sneezed or coughed out float around the air in large ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Liquid pistons’ could lead to new advances in camera lenses, drug delivery


January 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed liquid pistons, which could lead to new devices like micro displacement pumps and liquid switches, to adaptive lenses and advanced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hugh Hefner Gifts Engagement Ring Worth $90000 To His Girlfriend


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hugh Hefner, the 84 year old owner of the raunchy "Playboy" magazine, has reportedly gifted the most envious engagement ring to her 24 year old hottie ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New breakthrough may lead to low-cost, disposable e-readers


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): University of Cincinnati researchers may soon come up with low-cost, even disposable, e-readers.The research by Andrew Steckl of UC involves advances in display technology that achieves electrowetting on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug could eliminate spread of disease during cough


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that could completely eliminate airborne disease transmission that occurs when someone coughs.Malcolm King and his research associate Gustavo ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US Coast Guard under fire for chemicals used against BP gusher


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (DPA) The US Coast Guard is under fire for allowing huge amounts of chemical dispersants to be used against BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil gusher despite strict mandates ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Flights may be mode of spreading swine flu


June 4th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) There is a small but measurable risk of contracting the Influenza A H1N1 virus or swine flu during long-haul flights, says a study. This research is the first scientifically ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

540,000 pounds of dispersants flown to New Orleans to fight oil spill


May 5th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – National Air Cargo (NAG) announced Tuesday that it rushed the delivery of over 540,000 pounds of COREXIT oil spill dispersants to Louisiana.The dispersants are sprayed onto ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Can steam emitted by ships offset global warming?


February 20th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Ships blowing off steam are helping researchers understand how man-made particles might be useful against global warming. New results from modeling clouds like those seen in shipping lanes ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists come a step closer to creating lab-on-a-chip devices


February 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard University have developed a scalable and reusable optical detection system that takes scientists one step closer to putting the capacity of a large laboratory into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ever fancy walking up the wall like Spiderman?


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Do you fancy walking up walls like the Spiderman -- the hero of millions? Technological advances have a way of catching up with our childhood fantasies, sooner or ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New palm-sized adhesive device can make you Spider Man!


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Your dream of scaling up the wall just like web slinging superhero Spider Man may soon be a reality, thanks to Cornell researchers who have developed an adhesive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone hole healing may increase climate warming


January 26th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): In a surprising new research, scientists have said that although the hole in the ozone layer is now steadily closing, but its repair could actually increase warming in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Healing of ozone hole could aggravate global warming


January 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The hole in the ozone layer is now steadily closing, but chances are that it could aggravate warming in the southern hemisphere, warns a new study. The Antarctic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

H1N1 virus more easily spread during plane travel


January 8th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have predicted that H1N1 flu infections are more easily spread during plane travel. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists use lasers to create macroscopic yarns


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Scientists have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Glue from sea creature could act as ortho adhesive


October 28th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) A glue secreted by a tiny sea creature called the sandcastle worm could be the answer to a long-sought medical adhesive, specially for repairing bones broken in battlefield ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New technique effectively removes old polymer layers from sensitive historic artworks


October 28th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Italian researchers have developed a technique to effectively remove old polymer layers from sensitive historic artworks.In the past, restoration of paintings and other old artwork often involved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny sea worm helps scientists make bone-repairing medical adhesive


October 28th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists are using the natural glue secreted by a tiny sea creature called the sandcastle worm to make a long-sought new medical adhesive that is needed to repair ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz expert attacks champagne bubble theory


September 29th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A recently stated theory that champagne bubbles deliver a sensory explosion has come under fire, with an expert quashing the way the study behind it was conducted.European ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple ways to protect your child from swine flu


September 20th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): As swine flu continues to infect school kids, parental anxieties have stirred up with each one trying to be cautious enough to avoid the spread of HINI virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu can travel to the lungs and gut


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): The deadly swine flu virus has the potential to reach deep into the respiratory system, and even as far as the intestines, according to two new studies on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sand can behave like water


June 25th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has shown that sand can behave like water, in the sense that both share similar properties.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Color-changing fabricated material may pave way for rewritable color display units


June 17th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have created a new fabricated material that changes color instantly in response to external magnetic field, which could pave the way for manufacturing rewritable color display units ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Face protection effective in influenza prevention


May 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21(ANI): A new study has suggested that face protection is a key infection control measure for influenza.Lawrence M. Wein, Ph.D., and Michael P. Atkinson of Stanford University assessed various ways ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Influenza B: Get ready to battle it


March 18th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by GD
Influenza B has finally set in. According to a recent survey by the health department Influenza B has recorded the highest rates in the recent years. Before it invades your life get ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Liquid saltwater on Mars detected by NASAs Phoenix Lander


March 18th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new analysis by a group of mission scientists has determined that salty, liquid water has been detected on a leg of the Mars Phoenix Lander and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single sneeze can give 150 people the sniffles!


December 5th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): A train passengers single sneeze can infect 150 commuters with a cold, warn medical experts after studying 1300 commuters.The blast shoots 100,000 droplets into the air at ... Read more...

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