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Biosensor shows promise for cancer diagnosis


May 16th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have created an ultra-sensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and help doctors tailor personalised medicine specific to biochemistry ... Read more...

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Tweaking batteries for faster electric cars


February 27th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Faster and more powerful electric cars may now be possible by tweaking capacitors, a kind of energy storage device like a battery, suggests a study.Imagine an ... Read more...

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Scientists peer into real time brain cell activity


May 31st, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Scientists, for the first time, peered into real time brain cell activity that underlay memory formation.Researchers reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of ... Read more...

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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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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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New technology could sequence a person’s genome in minutes


December 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Imperial College London scientists are developing technology that could lead to ultrafast DNA sequencing tool within ten years.The new technology could ultimately sequence a person's ... Read more...

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Home-made stun guns built from cameras hit Oz streets


November 25th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): Home-made stun guns made from disposable cameras using instructions from the Internet are becoming increasingly common in Australia.The cameras provide the parts and the voltage necessary to create ... Read more...

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Mild electric shocks could help ease your blues


October 12th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A device that emits a mild electric shock to your forehead nerves during sleep could help cure blues.The mobile phone sized gadget is wired up to two ... Read more...

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New liquid crystal could improve digital displays


October 6th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays in everything from digital watches ... Read more...

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Archaeologists seeking ancient booty dive to Blackbeard’s pirate ship


October 5th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Archaeologists are once again heading back to the sea off North Carolina's coast in a continuing effort to recover artefacts from the wreck believed to be Blackbeard's ... Read more...

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New material could lead to intelligent, self-powered microrobots


September 30th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A new type of power-producing piezoelectric material that can perform simple calculations, could lead to a whole new class of intelligent, self-powered micorobots.Power-producing piezoelectric materials are getting smarter, ... Read more...

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Lightning on Venus ’similar to Earth’s’


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that lightning mechanisms on Earth are very similar to those on Venus.The rates of discharge, intensity and spatial distribution of lightning are comparable. Findings will ... Read more...

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Spin soliton to revolutionize cell phone communication


September 16th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists have found theoretical evidence of a new way to generate the high-frequency waves used in modern communication devices such as cell phonesThe analysis by researchers at the ... Read more...

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Now, make a bright fashion statement with LED-studded skirt!


September 5th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Fashionistas can now make a bright fashion statement - by donning a LED-studded fabric that gets lit up by wearer's own movements.Rehmi Post and colleagues at the Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Powering homes with electricity collected from air may soon be possible


August 26th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Electricity collected from the air could become the newest alternative energy source, say scientists, who have solved a 200-year-old scientific riddle about how moisture in the atmosphere becomes ... Read more...

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Rover technology could improve solar power efficiency


August 24th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Technology designed for Mars exploration could hold the key to solving the world's energy problems by boosting solar power efficiency. A self-cleaning system developed for NASA's Mars rover ... Read more...

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Zapping potatoes can boost their antioxidant content


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Zapping potatoes with ultrasound, high frequency sound waves or giving spuds an electric shock could boost the amounts of healthful antioxidant substances in the vegetables, found scientists.According to ... Read more...

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Boffins simplify nanowire manufacturing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Florida claims to have found an inexpensive solution to making nanowires.Nanowires are so tiny that a human hair would dwarf them - ... Read more...

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You may just need to walk to charge your mobile phone


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (IANS) Now you can potentially charge your cellphone battery just by walking with a new charger which can be fitted with the sole of your shoes and produce ... Read more...

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Why superconductors don’t produce super currents


June 28th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): The introduction of high-temperature superconductors almost two decades ago raised hopes of the development of ultra-efficient magnetic trains and other new technologies. But this didn't exactly happen. Now, ... Read more...

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Say goodbye to traditional bifocals, welcome electronic spectacles


June 20th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20(ANI): Traditional bifocals may soon become passé with the invention of electronic glasses that automatically adjust and enable the user to view objects at different distances.By pressing a button on ... Read more...

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Scientists devise part-human, part-machine transistor


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 03 (ANI): Scientists have implanted a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell's own fuel, paving way for new types of man-machine interactions.The experiment is ... Read more...

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Icelandic volcano’s ash was electric


May 27th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): The cloud of ash blowing south from an Icelandic volcano last month was electrically charged, claim researchers.The finding could be exploited to build detectors to warn pilots when ... Read more...

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New human fuel cell powered by air, sugar


May 26th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): You can soon power your body, your mind, and your implants by the air you breathe and the food you eat-researchers have successfully implanted the first sugar-and-oxygen-powered biofuel ... Read more...

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New invention could help in Mars probes’ search for life


May 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): The next generation of Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper, more robust and more sensitive life-detecting instruments-all thanks to a new invention by scientists at the U.S. Department ... Read more...

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Silver and gold nanowires to improve touch screens


May 25th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Silver and gold nanowires can improve touch screen flexibility and durability, say scientists from Stanford University.Rather than the protective glass that shatters when dropped, wires can be ... Read more...

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Charging your iPod by running


April 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): If you've forgotten to charge your iPod and a power plug is nowhere in sight, a simple run could help you get out of the trouble - if ... Read more...

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Scientists freeze water with heat


February 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In what is a bizarre trick, scientists have come up with a way that can make water freeze solid as it's heating up.Popular belief contends that water freezes ... Read more...

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New dye may turn clothes into wearable batteries


February 1st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists from Stanford University in California have developed a dye that could turn your clothes into conductors.The carbon-nanotube-based ink developed by Yi Cui and colleagues can soak into ... Read more...

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‘Rock-breathing’ bacteria could be used to generate electricity and clean up oil spills


December 15th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have demonstrated for the first time the mechanism by which some bacteria survive by 'breathing rocks', which could be used ... Read more...

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New prosthetics to restore feeling in amputees


October 26th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Existing prosthetics offer patients no real neurological control. But two new ones may bring "real feel" to artificial limbs. Plastic surgeons reveal they have discovered an electrically conducting molecule ... Read more...

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Soon, disposable batteries made from salt and paper


October 19th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): A piece of wet, salty paper can make a battery that could actually hold up to one volt of electricity, say researchers.Swedish scientists hope that the new disposable ... Read more...

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Ultra-fine fibres can now be strengthened with carbon


September 15th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a way to strengthen plastic nanofibres or ultra-fine fibres, with one of the world's strongest materials, carbon. The added strength could lead to new uses ... Read more...

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“Upside down” lightning as powerful as strongest Earth-bound Bolts


August 24th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that lightning that shoots upward from clouds can be as powerful as the strongest bolts that strike ... Read more...

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New method to detect food borne pathogens


July 4th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Scientists have suggested an improved method for detection of food-borne pathogens.Dr. Edmund Ting, Senior VP of South Easton, MA-based Pressure BioSciences, Inc., believes that improvements in food safety ... Read more...

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