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Italy’s Euro final loss blow to economic prospects


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 3 (IANS) Italy's economic prospects took a blow over the weekend, without the release of a single key economic indicator or any significant economic news. It was because ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Cool blue’ can repel heat in buildings


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) A new pigment, known as 'cool blue,' could repel heat in buildings and cut energy costs, a boon in warmer climes, says a study.Oregon State ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Practice really does make you perfect


February 10th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Practice makes perfect is an old truism. And now science is proving that those who practise tasks repeatedly, especially after mastering them, exert less energy, performing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Minimising cellphone power consumption possible


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Minimising power consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centres may now be possible, thanks to the first ever systematic power profile study.Their results ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Year of tech, tweets, tablets and telecom (2011 in Retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The year Steve Jobs died was a busy one for global tech -- the rise of the iPad, the spread of pay-as-you-go cloud services ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US producer prices fall


November 16th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) The US Producer Price Index dropped 0.3 percent last month after a rise of 0.8 percent in September, the US Labor Department said Tuesday.The figure for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Noida’s Knowledge Boulevard wins gold LEED certification


November 10th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Nov 10 (IANS) Leading real estate developer 3C Company has been awarded a gold LEEDS (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification for its Knowledge Boulevard green building ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US factory orders rose in July


September 1st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Factory orders increased 2.4 percent in July as US manufacturing had its best month since March, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.Economists had forecast a gain of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Solar panels keep buildings cool, keep AC costs down


July 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Solar panels on your rooftop aren't just providing clean, inexpensive power, they are doing more - cooling your house and keeping expenses down on air conditioning. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wall Street drops on Japan concern


March 17th, 2011 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 17 (IANS) Wall Street plunged in midday trading Wednesday after the European Union's energy chief said that the situation at a nuclear plant in Japan could get ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sugar cube-sized supercomputer in 10 to 15 years: IBM


November 13th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): IBM scientists have said that a pioneering research effort could shrink the world's most powerful supercomputer processors to the size of a sugar cube.The approach will see many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New equation that calculates how much energy we use while walking


November 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the equation for how much energy we use while walking.Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University has linked the effect that body size has on physiological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Money woes causing Brit women to put off having babies


November 11th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that British women are increasingly putting off having babies because they can't afford to start a family.One in seven say they are delaying ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Energy efficient LEDs to ‘make you feel homey at home’


September 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to bring LEDs (light emitting diodes) into homes, to help save both energy costs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

European inflation slips back amid signs of slowing economies


September 15th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 15 (DPA) Price pressures in the 16-member eurozone eased in August, data released Wednesday showed, as the euro gained ground and energy costs slipped back. The European Union's (EU) statistics office ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian telecom industry celebrates 50-percent tele-density (Lead)


August 6th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian telecom industry celebrated its unprecedented achievement in 2010 late last evening by recognizing some key leaders who have helped shape this sector into a $63-billion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s new n-reactor to be more fuel efficient


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) The development of China's new nuclear reactor which could increase utilisation of fuel up to 70 percent succeeded in a critical test Wednesday. The experimental fast reactors that run ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India all set to generate 1000 MW solar power by 2013 with US technology


June 11th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Leading US-based solar power companies, American Capital Energy (ACE) and MSM Energy (MSME), are planning to set up a joint venture to generate solar energy in India.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Play Mozart to microbes to speed up sludge breakdown!


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 2 (ANI): A German sewage plant is playing Mozart to microbes to speed up waste breakdown.According to the Markische Allgemeine newspaper, the plant is playing classics such as The Magic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NY awards $40 million in stimulus funding for energy conservation projects


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – New York state awarded $40 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to public schools, municipalities, universities, hospitals and other non-profit agencies to support ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Budget neutral for steel industry: Tata Steel


February 26th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The union budget for 2010-11 is largely neutral for the steel industry, Tata Steel managing director H.M. Nerurkar Friday said. "This budget is largely neutral for the steel industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US stocks climb on lower inflation outlook


February 20th, 2010 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 20 (DPA) US stocks posted mild gains at the end of a strong week Friday after inflation for January came in lower than expected despite the US recovery ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Penssylvania reviews the Federal Recovery program in its first year anniversary


February 19th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by BNO News
CARNEGIE, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – The Federal Recovery program has helped to stabilize the state’s economy and save money by making Pennsylvania homes more energy efficient, one year after the Recovery Act ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

`Insulation is sexy stuff,’ says Obama


December 16th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has called for more incentives for home energy-efficiency upgrades, as a way to boost job-creation and cut energy costs.Obama pressed home the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Foul odour from industrial chicken rendering facilities may soon be history


August 27th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist from North Carolina State University has devised a new technique that can help eliminate foul odour and air pollutants from industrial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Waste breweries could help generate power


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study suggests that after making beer, the waste from breweries can be used to generate power.It would now mean a huge relief and an added advantage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Europe slumps into deflation in June


June 30th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Andrew McCathie Berlin, June 30 (DPA) Inflation in the 16-member eurozone has slipped into negative territory for the first time since the currency bloc was formed a decade ago, data released Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

European industrial production plunges as inflation drops


April 16th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 16 (DPA) European industrial production plunged by an annual 18.4 percent in February, according to data released Thursday, amid dwindling inflationary pressures and signs that the global recession has tightened ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama for cutting health care costs to face India, China challenges


March 25th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 25 (IANS) President Barack Obama wants to reduce health care and energy costs to lessen the massive national debt lest India and China overtake a recession hit ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

We all have optimum running speeds at which we can cover great distances with least efforts


March 20th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): The efficiency of human running varies with speed, and each individual has an optimal pace at which he or she can cover the greatest distance with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World biggest travel show opens as economic clouds darken


March 11th, 2009 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (DPA) The world's biggest travel fair (ITB) opens its door this week against the backdrop of a deepening global recession with officials reporting Tuesday a fall in the number ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shredding corn stover could produce more ethanol at less cost


February 24th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A Purdue University researcher has found a way to produce more ethanol at less cost, by shredding corn stover instead of chopping it.According to Dennis Buckmaster, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Where the Rupee comes from, and goes


February 16th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The major part of the government's revenue comes from borrowings. Consequently, the biggest chunk of expenditure is on interest payments.Out of every rupee that enters the government's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US consumer prices plunge by largest amount in 61 years


December 17th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): US consumer prices in November plunged by the largest amount on record going back 61 years, as energy costs posted nearly double the decline of the previous ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UK breweries to hike beer prices soon


September 14th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Beer lovers in the UK will soon have to pay a little more for the drink, as breweries have decided to hike the prices for the second ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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