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US joins efforts to set international rules in outer space


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has decided to join the European Union (EU) and other nations to draw up an international code of conduct for outer space activities, said ... Read more...

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China gets $800 mn loan to clean up lake


December 20th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans worth $800 million to China's east Anhui province to improve the water and surrounding environment of a major ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide has calming effect on nerves


November 9th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 9 (IANS) Carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas emitted by vehicle exhausts and generators, dubbed the silent killer, can also soothe frayed nerves.Itzhak Schnell, ... Read more...

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China unveils first ultra-light civilian helicopter


September 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) China Thursday unveiled its first ultra-light civilian chopper at an international helicopter exposition held for the first time in the country.The one-tonne AC310 helicopter, equipped with ... Read more...

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Now, a caterpillar-inspired soft robot that curls into a high-speed wheel


April 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Inspired by a caterpillar that has the extraordinary ability to rapidly curl into a wheel and propel itself away from predators, researchers have created a robot that curls ... Read more...

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China not affected by Japan nuclear-leak


March 15th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 15 (IANS) China remains unaffected from radioactive leakages following a third explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, the country's nuclear watchdog said Tuesday.The National Nuclear Safety Administration made ... Read more...

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Fruit fly nervous system ‘could pave way for wireless sensor networks’


January 14th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study conducted in fruit flies could be used to effectively deploy wireless sensor networks and other distributed computing applications.Ziv Bar-Joseph at Carnegie Mellon University found that ... Read more...

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Soon, a ‘USB’ for medical diagnosis


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices.They hope that the ... Read more...

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Key to unlock mysterious red glow in space revealed


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): NASA scientists created a unique collection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) spectra to interpret mysterious emission from space.PAHs are a major product of combustion, remain in the environment, ... Read more...

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Over 25 percent of China’s surface water contaminated


July 27th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): More than a quarter of China's surface water is contaminated, the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection has claimed.Admitting that China still faces "severe challenges" in pollution control, ... Read more...

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Minister says Icelandic volcanic ash cloud will not affect Scot human health


April 19th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Apr.19 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said that dust from the volcanic ash cloud coming from Iceland presents no risk to health, agriculture or the environment of his ... Read more...

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Robo fish may soon monitor water quality


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the Michigan State University (MSU) are developing robots that use advanced materials to swim like fish to probe underwater environments and monitor ... Read more...

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Punish promoters, not workers for pollution: NGO


August 29th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Promoters of industrial units that pollute must be prosecuted instead of shutting them down, a move that ends up punishing the poor workers, an NGO here says. The Tamil ... Read more...

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Tasmania’s east coast records highest-ever winter water temperatures


August 8th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 8 (ANI): Tasmania's east coast is recording its highest-ever winter water temperatures of more than 13 degrees Celsius, which is up to 1.5 degrees C above normal, due to a ... Read more...

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Terrorists may use chemical weapons: Defence Minister (Lead)


August 4th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Terrorists are getting "more and more aggressive" and can resort to chemical weapons to cause maximum casualties, Defence Minister A.K. Antony warned Tuesday, adding that the Indian ... Read more...

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Antony warns of terrorists resorting to chemical weapons


August 4th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Terrorists are getting "more and more aggressive" and can resort to using chemical weapons to cause maximum casualties, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday, adding that the ... Read more...

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Alien-sniffing device takes on mission to detect air pollutants on Earth


February 7th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A portable device known as the Mars Organic Analyzer (MOA), which was developed to sniff out extraterrestrial life on other planets, is taking on a new role ... Read more...

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Older people more prone to distraction than younger ones


November 26th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A Canadian study has provided further evidence that older adults are less capable than their younger counterparts in filtering out distracting information. Scientists with the Rotman Research ... Read more...

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New small-scale generator produces alternating current by stretching zinc oxide wires


November 10th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new type of small-scale electric power generator able to produce alternating current by the stretching and releasing of zinc oxide wires. These zinc oxide ... Read more...

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Wireless sensor EcoNet to monitor environment


June 12th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 12 (IANS) A wireless sensor network under development will not only collect data from remote environmental locations but also help monitor them anywhere in the world. A University of Alberta ... Read more...

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No radiation leaks in China’s quake zone: Official


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 23 (Xinhua) No radiation leaks have been detected in the nuclear facilities in southwest China's quake-hit zone, but 15 radiation "sources" are still inaccessible, the government said Friday. "We did ... Read more...

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Automated boat may become first robot to cross an ocean using wind power


May 11th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
London, May 11 (ANI): An unmanned automated boat, known as " Pinta the robot", is undergoing final preparations before setting sail in the hope of becoming the first robot to cross ... Read more...

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1957 Windscale nuke disaster fallout far greater than previously thought


November 14th, 2007 - 1:50 am ICT by admin
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