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Ancient idea shows way to utilise wasted heat


June 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A phenomenon first observed by ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus 2,300 years ago, has become the basis for a new device designed to harness enormous amounts of ... Read more...

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Vitamin K2 found promising in Parkinson’s treatment


May 13th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) Vitamin K2 has shown promise in the treatment of Parkinson's, a condition characterised by lack of movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. Using vitamin K2, Patrik Verstreken, ... Read more...

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New biochip measures glucose level from saliva


January 24th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) For millions of diabetics around the world, drawing blood is the most prevalent method of checking glucose levels, an invasive and rather painful method. Now Brown ... Read more...

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IGNOU celebrates International Year of Chemistry


October 13th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A two-day national conference on chemistry was launched Thursday at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. The ... Read more...

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NASA turns on humanoid robot in space station


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) NASA Tuesday turned on a humanoid robot in the International Space Station for the first time since it was delivered in February, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Magnetic computers could use million times less energy


July 6th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Future computers relying on magnetic microprocessors could consume a million times less energy than current models. Today's silicon-based microprocessor chips depend on electric currents, or moving ... Read more...

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Egg-shaped nanomagnets could support future data storage systems


April 28th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers are claiming that "eggcentric" nanomagnets can suggest strategies for making future low-power computer memories.Magnetics researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology used electron-beam lithography to ... Read more...

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Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

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Hybrid spintronic computer chips a step closer to reality


April 14th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Hybrid spintronic computer chips are now one step closer to reality.Researchers have developed the first electronic circuit to merge traditional inorganic semiconductors with organic "spintronics"."Spintronics" are devices that ... Read more...

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How black holes can be used as models for superconductors


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how charged black holes can be used to model the behaviour of interacting electrons in unconventional superconductors."The context ... Read more...

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Mimicking photosynthesis key to inexpensive solar-powered jet fuel


February 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists at the Penn State University have said that making cheap hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel is possible by mimicking photosynthesis."We are focused on the hardest ... Read more...

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Cheap, flexible plastic solar panels to end developing countries’ power woes


January 27th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new technology that uses plastic solar panels that are cheap as well as flexible is set to light up everything, from buildings to bus shelters.Plastic photovoltaics (PV) ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing graphene spintronic devices


January 26th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Physicists from the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Science and Technology of China have taken a huge step toward the development of useful graphene ... Read more...

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Curved carbon to pave way for future nanoelectronics


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new scientific discovery has paved the way for unprecedented control over the spin of electrons and may have a big impact on applications for spin-based nanoelectronics.Researchers ... Read more...

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New ‘Spaser’ technology to fuel future nano-technologies


January 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new technology called 'Spaser', a laser that can be as small as needed to fuel nano-technologies of the future.Prof. David Bergman ... Read more...

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Thunderstorms blast antimatter clouds into space


January 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) It was once the preserve of Star Trek and other sci-fi TV shows. But thunderstorms actually blast antimatter clouds into space from earth, scientists monitoring them through telescopes ... Read more...

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Scientists convert LHC data into music!


January 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have turned the 40 million pieces of data processed by the Large Hardon Collider into sound.Until now, the LHC had been able to produce images by spraying ... Read more...

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Scientist sets Large Hadron Collider data to ‘music’


January 4th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest particle smasher, have turned masses of data produced by the collider into sound for the first ... Read more...

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Modern-day genomes used to reconstruct evolution of 3bn-yr-old microbes


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): MIT scientists have used modern day genomes to reconstruct the evolution of ancient microbes.The scientists traced thousands of genes from 100 modern genomes back to those genes' first ... Read more...

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New advance may change modern electronics


October 31st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon State University have made a new discovery that could form the basis of a new approach to electronics.They have solved a quest in fundamental material ... 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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All-electric spintronic semiconductor devices created


October 21st, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A team of physicists has come closer to making electron spin the universal language of computation - they are the first to develop a simple, all-electric method to ... Read more...

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Giant Antarctic balloon detects mysterious ultra-high-energy cosmic rays


October 12th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) that makes use of thick Antarctic ice and a giant balloon has unexpectedly detected mysterious, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.ANITA is a radio wave ... Read more...

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Satellites harnessing solar winds can meet world’s energy needs100bn times over


September 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Bid adieu to wind power or conventional solar power, for scientists have suggested that the world's energy needs could be met 100 billion times over using a satellite ... Read more...

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Cassini craft gets first snapshots from within Saturn’s radio aurora


September 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): The Cassini spacecraft has made the first observations from within the radio aurora of another planet than Earth."Whereas the source region of Earth's radio aurora has been studied ... Read more...

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Mercury found to have comet-like appearance


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists say that NASA satellites designed to view the escaping atmosphere of the Sun have also recorded evidence of escaping gas from the planet Mercury.The STEREO mission ... Read more...

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Discovery paves way for new high-powered organic batteries


September 16th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists may soon be able to develop new organic batteries-lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals, courtesy the discovery of a novel ... Read more...

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New plant-mimicking photovoltaic cells that self-repair sun damage


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): MIT scientists have developed new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that can not only mimic a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy but also repair itself from damage that ... Read more...

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Wonder conductors to keep your laptops and mobiles cooler


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): It's a common phenomenon for laptops and mobiles to become blisteringly hot after an hour or two of use, but a new wonder conductor could change all that.In ... Read more...

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Spin-based electronics hold promise for next-gen supercomputers


August 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): University of Kansas researchers have discovered a new way to recognize currents of spinning electrons within a semiconductor, which could lead the way to development of superior computers ... Read more...

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Spintronics: Next ‘eco friendly’ generation of electronics


August 10th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data.An alternative to traditional microelectronics, so-called "spintronics" could ... Read more...

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No ring around Saturn moon, study shows


August 7th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Challenging earlier observations, researchers at Cornell University in New York have claimed that Saturn's small moon Rhea doesn't really have any solid structures encircling the natural satellite.While ... Read more...

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Graphene under strain produces massive pseudo-magnetic fields


July 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Putting the right kind of strain onto a patch of graphene leads to the creation of pseudo-magnetic fields far stronger than the strongest magnetic fields ever sustained in ... Read more...

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New advance made towards producing electricity from sewage


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): American engineers have made a significant advance toward generating electricity from sewage - by using new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells that increased the electricity ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that eats and poos!


July 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 21 (ANI): Technicians in the UK have built a robot that can eat and also excrete its waste.Ecobot III, which was created by the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK, ... Read more...

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