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Researchers create self-healing electronics


December 21st, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A tiny crack within an integrated chip could shut down the whole device. But what if it could fix itself so fast that the user never ... Read more...

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‘Frozen smoke’ paves way for improved robotic surgery, batteries


March 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers are designing less invasive surgical techniques and robots using a spongy material known as 'frozen smoke.'The substance, technically known as an aerogel, could be used to detect ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil atom-thick graphene patchwork ‘quilts’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Cornell University have revealed atomic-resolution details of what graphene 'quilts' look like.They found that graphene develops in pieces that resemble patchwork quilts. These patches meet ... Read more...

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Smallest electric engine could power future nanomachines


October 29th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have designed a blueprint for the smallest electric engine ever that could eventually drive tiny conveyor belts or ... Read more...

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Electrified nano filter ‘to kill 98pc of disease-causing bacteria in water’


October 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without ... 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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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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South Australia to run out of drinking water in a year: Politician


September 28th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Sep 28(ANI): Australian Democrat David Winderlich has warned that the River Murray, which is a major source of drinking water for South Australians, will become too saline to drink in ... Read more...

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Global 3D map indicates presence of water in certain areas of Earth’s mantle


August 20th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists from Oregon State University in the US have created the first global three-dimensional map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle, which suggests that that enhanced conductivity ... Read more...

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Water helps trigger New Zealand’s quakes


August 6th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 6 (ANI): A new research has given the clearest picture yet of the role of water in helping to trigger earthquakes in New Zealand.According to a report by ABC News, ... Read more...

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New instrument may detect groundwater deep inside Mars


June 25th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A team of Boulder (US) scientists and engineers has tested a new instrument prototype that might be used to detect groundwater deep inside Mars.Known as the Mars Time ... Read more...

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Faster, more energy efficient electronics comes closer to reality


June 21st, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): You may see smaller, faster, more powerful, and less energy consuming electronic devices emerge in future, thanks to a new discovery by researchers at the Department of Energy's ... Read more...

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Revolutionary finding to pave way for smaller, faster and powerful electronics


June 18th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Electronic devices that will be more efficient and consume less energy than those present today may be just round the corner-all thanks to a breakthrough discovery by researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists create soft and tough fibres that closely resemble biological tissue


May 16th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A group of Australian and Korean researchers have successfully used a robust network of DNA strands and carbon nanotubes to create supersoft sponge-like material whose mechanical properties closely ... Read more...

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Now, plants can SMS when they”re thirsty!


March 18th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Israeli scientists have developed a new device enables plants to send a text message when they need a drink. According to a report by Fox News, Israel Agricultural ... Read more...

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Hybrid nano-cables may boost lithium-ion batteries performance


February 10th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 10 (ANI): Rice University researchers have announced the creation of hybrid nano-cables, which may improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Research leader Pulickel Ajayan has revealed that the idea is ... Read more...

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Indian American boosts lithium battery performance


February 10th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A team led by an Indian American materials scientist is working to boost lithium battery performance by creating hybrid carbon nanotubes.Pulickel Ajayan said his team is growing nanotubes ... Read more...

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E Nose to sniff out harmful chemicals on International Space Station


November 20th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): NASA astronauts on space shuttle Endeavours STS-126 mission will install an instrument known as ENose on the International Space Station (ISS) that can help protect crew members ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Scout Lander looks for water on Mars


September 27th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Scout Lander, which reached Mars on May 25 this year, is using the thermal and electrical conductivity probe to look for evidence of water on ... Read more...

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NASAs E Nose may soon sniff out cancer


August 30th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): E Nose, a device developed by NASA to detect low-level leaks of ammonia in shuttles, may soon guide surgeons as they operate on cancer patients.According to a ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander explores site by trenching


August 22nd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander is continuing a dig into the area around the lander by trenching, with the spacecrafts robotic arm looking for new materials to analyze ... Read more...

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Diamonds not only for ever, they led to life


July 30th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Diamonds could have played an important role in the origin of life on Earth, according to a new study by German scientists. Scientists have long theorised that life ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix touches Martian soil with fork-like probe to find water


July 11th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has touched Martian soil with a fork-like probe for the first time, which could provide information about frozen or unfrozen water in the ... Read more...

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Smart contact lens could help monitor glaucoma


July 10th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Davis, US, have developed a contact lens with a built-in pressure sensor that could help monitor conditions such as glaucoma. The device ... Read more...

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Tiny, inexpensive sensor chip may help sniff out homemade bombs


March 19th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Locating homemade bombs may soon become easier thanks to chemists and physicists at the University of California, San Diego who have developed a tiny, inexpensive sensor chip ... Read more...

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Scientists develop sensor for homemade bombs


March 19th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 19 (IANS) In a small but significant step in the battle against terrorism, scientists have developed an inexpensive chip capable of detecting hydrogen peroxide, the chemical used in the ... Read more...

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Scientists zero in on causes of glacier acceleration


January 16th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Analysis of the Kennicott Glacier in Alaska, has led researchers to speculate that it is being accelerated due to internal plumbing issues, therefore also explaining the acceleration of ... Read more...

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