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Scientists create hair thin solar cells


April 10th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have created solar cells so thin and flexible that they can be wrapped around a single strand of human hair.The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation boosts problem-solving capacity


March 30th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Stimulating the brain can boost one's ability to solve complex problems, a new study suggests."The results suggest non-invasive brain stimulation could assist people in solving tasks ... Read more...

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Weak current could zap you out of blues


March 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Stimulating the brain with a weak current could be a safe and effective way of zapping you out of the blues, a study reveals.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Monkeys suffer shocking tests in Britain


February 27th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) More than 2,600 monkeys in Britain have became targets of "horrifying experiments" that included sawing open their skulls while still alive, putting electrodes in them and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists develop MRI for batteries


February 13th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Scientists have now unravelled a tool of medical diagnostics to improve a battery's performance and its safe internal workings, a study reveals.Mobile phones, cameras, iPods require ... Read more...

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Stun guns disguised as phones flood Britain


February 12th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Police in Britain have been put on alert after reports said high-powered stun guns disguised as mobile phones are being smuggled into the country.Authorities believe that ... Read more...

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Bionic eye implant ready for human trials


February 9th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Offering hope to more than 160 million people worldwide who are considered clinically blind, a bionic eye implant will be ready for human trials in 2013, ... Read more...

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New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) happens to be the nastiest and most common brain tumour, affecting 10,000 patients in the US alone every year. Now, a novel ... Read more...

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Electric shock improves academic performance


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Passing small electric currents through the brain can lead to increased academic performance and boost people's learning, a study has said.Known as "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation", ... Read more...

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‘Bugs can be tweaked into powerhouses’


January 9th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Insects can be tweaked to produce biofuels to power sensors and recording devices -- or just to control the bug.The finding is yet another in a ... Read more...

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Computer chip used to make rat blink


September 25th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) In a development that could open the way to reverse the effects of dementia, strokes and other brain injuries, scientists used a computer chip to make ... Read more...

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New material alginate to boost battery life


September 11th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have extracted a promising new material, alginate, which can boost battery life.Researchers from the Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have extracted the ... Read more...

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Finland makes disposable heart rate indicator


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) Finland has developed a disposable heart rate indicator designed for first aid professionals and for use in cases of accidents, disasters and other crises.Finnish company Spektikor ... Read more...

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Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better


August 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp.In a recent study using a technique called ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist designs nanosized batteries


July 31st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A team led by an Indian origin scientist has packaged lithium ion batteries, which power mobiles and smartphones, into a single nanowire. The breakthrough could be ... Read more...

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Russian man dies stunning fish with electric shock


May 30th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man died of an electric shock while using electrodes to stun river fish in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, police said Monday.The man was ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in ‘decoding’ brainwaves


May 18th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) One of the most enduring sci-fi fantasies -- a 'mind-reading machine' that can display mental images -- is now a step closer to reality after scientists ... Read more...

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Unique life-saving device to offer heart a second chance!


April 27th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Rice University bioengineering students in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) have invented a unique life-saving device that would give immediate second chances to arrhythmia victims headed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Battery that uses freshwater, seawater to generate electricity developed


April 21st, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such as river ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Naps between drives cut drowsiness level


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Pulling over for a 15-minute nap during a long drive reduces your sleepiness level, but a 15-minute break that includes a brisk walk makes no difference.Chris ... Read more...

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Jake Gyllenhaal freaked out by body double


April 4th, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal freaked out when he saw his body double in new movie "Source Code".The 30-year-old star plays an injured helicopter pilot, Captain Colter Stevens, ... Read more...

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Oz’s first bionic eye a step closer to reality


April 1st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 01 (ANI): Australia's first bionic eye is a step closer to reality after scientists developed a microchip to be inserted into the retina of vision-impaired patients.The microchip, the engine of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain can rotate letters and words reflected in the mirror


April 1st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) has shown for the first time that the human brain can mentally rotate words ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paralysed stroke patient in UK uses her mind to conduct orchestra


March 31st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): A paralysed stroke victim in Britain, who can only move part of her face as she suffers from locked-in syndrome, has conducted an orchestra by using her mind. ... Read more...

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Battery that makes electricity from water developed


March 30th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity has been developed by Stanford researchers.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Non-invasive brain stimulation ‘improves swallowing ability post stroke’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a pilot study, researchers found that stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New 3-D nanostructure makes batteries charge quickly and retain capacity


March 21st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Aside from quick-charge consumer electronics, batteries that can store a lot of energy, release it fast and recharge quickly are desirable for electric vehicles, medical devices, lasers and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now recharge cellphones in seconds


March 21st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) An amazing 3-D nanostructure designed and developed by scientists may make it possible to recharge mobile phones in seconds or a laptop within minutes.The 3-D nanostructure ... Read more...

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Now, a smart way to control molecules for new breed of electronics


February 21st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): An Arizona State University researcher has demonstrated a smart way of controlling electrical conductance of a single molecule, by exploiting its mechanical properties.This may prove useful in designing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex and aggression linked in the brain


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists in US have found a link between aggressive behaviour and sexual arousal.Violent behaviour in mice has been tracked to neurons within a part of the brain associated ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘radio stations’ have a lot to tell scientists


February 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): The frequency of when and where does the brain becomes active for many years can be a source of important insights, suggests a new study.Researchers at the Washington ... Read more...

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Deep-brain stimulation ‘helps patients with treatment-resistant depression’


February 8th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Deep-brain stimulation can help depressed patients who are resistant to other therapies, according to a new study.The study, conducted by a team led by psychiatrist Sidney Kennedy ... Read more...

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How the human brain shops ‘to find the best candy bar’


January 6th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that our brain cells can be quite the savvy shoppers, capable of finding the best candy bar we wish to eat.Rick Jenison of ... Read more...

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Scientists tackle major obstacle in developing breathalyzers


December 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue and National Institute of Standards and Technology have tackled a major barrier in developing breath-analysis technology to diagnose patients by detecting chemical compounds called "biomarkers" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mom’s voice activates newborn’s language learning


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 20 (IANS) A mother's voice activates parts of her baby's brain responsible for language learning. Researchers at the University of Montreal made the discovery after performing electrical recordings on the ... Read more...

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