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Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

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Walking robot HECTOR developed to study animal movements


April 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A six-legged robot HECTOR (Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot), designed by researchers at the University of Bielefeld's Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, has been built to study ... Read more...

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Nano tool inspired by silk moth antenna could aid Alzheimer’s research


March 1st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): The silk moth's antenna has inspired researchers from the University of Michigan to develop a better nanotechnology tool that could help understand a class of neurodegenerative diseases, including ... Read more...

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Solar-powered hornet that turns light into electricity found


December 25th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the oriental hornet has built-in 'solar cells' that generate electricity from sunlight-a first in the animal kingdom.Study leader Marian Plotkin of ... Read more...

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Slippery feet remind beetles to bathe


November 14th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Insects skitter along leaves, logs and the sides of your picnic basket using their adhesive footpads. Now, a new study has revealed just how beetles keep their feet ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study sheds light on core elements of obesity


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Scientists say that fruit flies that grow obese after eating a diet loaded with fat could lead the way to the core elements of obesity.The demonstration that flies ... Read more...

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Now, an exoskeleton that helps the paralysed walk again


October 8th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): A new exoskeleton, called eLEGS, could soon help people with spinal injuries walk with a natural gait, found a new study.eLEGS is being readied for clinical trials by ... Read more...

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Abercrombie-Owned SoHo Hollister Ignored Bedbug Infestation for 3 Weeks!


July 2nd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 40,000 square foot Hollister store in Soho New York has been closed because of a bedbug infestation of massive proportions. The huge store, which is ... Read more...

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Spinosauras Shown On Monsters Resurrected


December 7th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.07 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the premiere show of "Monsters Resurrected", the topic was a carnivore dinosaur species known as Spinosauras. It was twice bigger than T-Rex and had long powerful ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover proteins that produce larger pearls in less time


August 17th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two new proteins that are responsible for the iridescent beauty of pearls, and allow for the production of larger pearls in less time.Pearl and nacre, ... Read more...

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What makes the “jeweled beetle” appear bright green


July 27th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the stunning metallic green sheen of the "jeweled beetle" is produced by microscopic cells in its exoskeleton.These cells were almost ... Read more...

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Iron Man-like exoskeleton designed to help disabled move


April 11th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A Japanese robotics company called Cyberdyne has designed an Iron Man-like exoskeleton to help people with weak muscles or disabilities move.The company describes it as Hybrid Assistive Limb-5 ... Read more...

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Larva of mysterious crustacean could grow up to be a parasite


May 20th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have got a clue in solving the mystery behind a crustacean that has only been seen in the form of larvae, suggesting that the adult of ... Read more...

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Italian study provides new insights into cholera infection


May 4th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study from Italy has provided new insights into how the cholera bacteria work within the human body.The study led by Dr Carla Pruzzo, Dr ... Read more...

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US army all set to go sci-fi with robotic suits


April 17th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Robotic flying soldiers shooting off missiles right, left and centre and smashing far off enemies within seconds this seems to be a sight one normally encounters while ... Read more...

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World’s strongest beetle is also camouflage specialist


March 11th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
London, March 11 (IANS) The Hercules Beetle, which can carry 850 times its own weight and is possibly the "strongest" of its kind in the world, is teaching scientists a thing or ... Read more...

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Astronauts should run, not walk, on Moon to conserve energy


February 26th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
London, February 26 (ANI): Laboratory tests conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggest that future astronauts should run across the lunar surface to conserve energy, rather than walk.The tests were ... Read more...

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Oldest fossils of horseshoe crab discovered in Canada


January 29th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): The origin of the horseshoe crab has been pushed back by at least 100 million years with the discovery of two nearly complete fossil specimens in Canada.According to ... Read more...

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Now, a wing suit to fly and land safely sans a parachute


January 2nd, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by admin
London, January 2 (ANI): A former host of the Discovery Channel show Stunt Junkies is contemplating flying thousands of feet through the air and landing safely on the ground, unaided with a ... Read more...

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