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Starch fibres could make for ‘painless’ bandages


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) A new method of spinning starch into fine strands could help make painless bandages as well as low cost and more eco-friendly toilet paper, napkins and ... Read more...

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Hopes recede of finding survivors in collapsed Punjab factory (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) Hopes of finding more survivors in the collapsed four-storeyed blanket manufacturing factory in Jalandhar began to recede Wednesday evening though a teenaged boy was pulled out ... Read more...

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Worker rescued 55 hours after Jalandhar factory collapse


April 18th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) A teenage boy was pulled out from the debris of the collapsed blanket factory here Wednesday, nearly 55 hours after the four-storey building had been flattened, ... Read more...

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Inflation declines marginally, RBI rate cut seen (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India's inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month, helped by softening in prices of ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to 6.89 percent in March


April 16th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month even as prices of vegetables, pulses and milk ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Several trapped as factory building collapses in Jalandhar (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 16 (IANS) Several workers were feared trapped under debris after a four-storeyed factory building collapsed in Punjab's Jalandhar city, 150 km from state capital Chandigarh.Police said that the ... Read more...

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You can spice up meals with real vitamins, nutrients


March 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) You can now spice up meals with real nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to derive direct health benefits, thanks to a new method.Srinivas Janaswamy's method involves creating ... Read more...

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Nikhil Dwivedi to undergo surgery? (With Image)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Nikhil Dwivedi, who fractured his hand during the shoot of "Hate Story", has to undergo surgery to rectify his wrist bone, according to sources close ... Read more...

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Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons, a study reveals. Myelin forms a protective sheath around the axons ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tasar silk could help heal damaged hearts


January 30th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Silk is set to make a leap from dressing Indian brides to potentially growing replacement tissue for damaged hearts, keeping them healthy and evergreen. Max Planck ... Read more...

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Plastic from synthetic clothes threaten food chain


January 29th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Microscopic plastic debris that are released from washing synthetic clothes are accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

High heels could be bad for your health


January 28th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) While many women may view high heels as a style statement or find them as an essential in their wardrobes, it could actually be proving bad ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s ‘most expensive’ tea is flavored with panda poo


January 10th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Panda is obviously sacred to the Chinese people but to one businessman, there is a whole lot reason why the animal is special. A 41-year-old professor grows ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists find structures that help keep memories precise


May 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A group of scientists has revealed structural "traces" in the brain that help to keep memories precise.Neuroscientist Pico Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland, led ... Read more...

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Lewis’s brother says cerebral palsy won’t stall racing dream


April 25th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 25 (ANI): He has always been a familiar face on the Formula 1 circuit, sharing his former world champion brother Lewis Hamilton's triumphs and occasional disappointments, and now, Nic Hamilton ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Breakthrough could help hydrogen replace petrol as fuel


April 1st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Hydrogen fuel could become viable as an eco-friendly alternative to petrol, thanks to a new process that allows it to be stored cheaply and practicably.The technology ... Read more...

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Why our skin doesn’t dissolve in the bath


March 9th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 09 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have found the answer to why our skin goes wrinkly but doesn't dissolve in the bath."When we are in the bath and we have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ambidextrous people ‘easier to manipulate than right-handers’


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Almost 90 percent of people use their right hand for almost all activities, while the remaining 10 percent is divided between the left-handed and the ambidextrous, people who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sea urchin’s teeth: Key to everlasting sharp tools


December 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Scientists have found how sea urchins keep their teeth sharp and believe that the same principle could help make knives which do not need sharpening.The creatures have self-honing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New dye will end running colours in laundry


December 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) It is the bane of any laundry day - the stray red sock that finds its way into a load of white clothing leaving it an unintended shade ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, odour-trapping undies to stop flatulence in its tracks!


November 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 26 (ANI): Underwear designed to stop flatulence in its tracks could be the ultimate solution for embarrassing situations.The odour-trapping men's jocks are infused with nanotechnology designed to prevent less than ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Where bone strength comes from


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Scientist have discovered that bone gets its strength from a combination of tiny fibres that either get stiffer or more malleable when stretched - a finding that could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, spray-on seamless fabric to change how clothes are worn


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Bid adieu the daily hassle of choosing and fitting into those ever-shrinking clothes, for now a spray of a seamless fabric is all you need to cover your ... Read more...

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Spray-on futuristic fabrics make their debut


September 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Seamless fabric can now be sprayed directly onto the body, as if by magic, using aerosol technology. The spray dries instantly to make innovative clothes that can be ... Read more...

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Kelly Brook poses in ‘breast uplift’ bra


September 4th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Kelly Brook is promoting the Ultimo Icon bra, which calls itself the '21st century solution to saggy boobs'.The bra promises to deliver the same results as having a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Wear recycled clothes, Prince Charles tells people


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles has asked people to wear more recycled clothes and natural fabrics to reduce waste and conserve the world's resources. In an article for the September issue ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Now, world’s first ‘boob-lift’ bra that takes 10 years off your looks


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Lingerie brand Ultimo has claimed that it has created the perfect bra, which can turn saggy boobs into perky, take ten years off one's looks, and is apparently ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New material that turns oil into solid gel could help clean Gulf spill mess


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new material containing soap like molecules, that can turn oil into a solid gel - a property that could help clean the Gulf oil ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seaweed could be a powerful new weapon against obesity


July 20th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): Experts have suggested that adding seaweed extracts to high-fat, high-calorie fast foods can make them healthier and help people lose weight.The scientists at Newcastle University conducted a trial ... Read more...

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‘Ultimate’ solvent for nanotubes paves way for armchair quantum wire


July 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): In what could be called a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire closer than ever, researchers at Rice University have found the "ultimate" ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Clothes that can hear and speak!


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A team of MIT researchers has developed fibres that can detect and produce sound.Shunji Egusa, a former postdoc in Fink's lab, and current lab members Noémie Chocat and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Differences in brain’s language circuits linked to dyslexia


May 11th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas, kids children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Now, scientists have found the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mum’s voice ‘can spur recovery from a coma’


May 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Mother's voice can spur recovery from a coma, suggests a new American study.In January 2009, Ryan, 21, a college student from Huntley, Ill., was in a coma ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Germanium ’tissue paper’ could stop a bullet, power an iPod


April 28th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Tissue paper could soon be used to make bulletproof vests and harness solar energy, suggests a new American research.Tissue paper, made from normally brittle germanium and silicon, contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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