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Smart fabric to prevent thefts?


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new kind of anti-theft system, based on a smart fabric, that will trigger an alarm when intruders try to break into a ... Read more...

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Now smartphones will help you navigate mega malls


May 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) Your smartphone helps you smoothly navigate highways and streets of an unfamiliar city. But once you enter a mega mall, its global positioning system (GPS) goes ... Read more...

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Vibrations to help in energy harvesting


May 7th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 7 (IANS) Sensors, transmitters and GPS modules need only a few milliwatts of power to operate, which could also be met by vibrations produced by moving objects, thanks ... Read more...

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Now, drones to keep eye on trouble-makers in crowds


May 4th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Eyebot drones, the latest in surveillance technology, would promptly spot mischief makers during major sporting or social events, or act as high-resolution 3D street imaging systems, ... Read more...

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Bugs help make eco-friendly detergents


March 11th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Environmentally conscious detergent manufacturers are turning from crude oil to plant oils, sugar and bugs to develop green products. Researchers are involving bugs and fungi to ... Read more...

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At last a veg cutlet that tastes, feels like meat


March 7th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 7 (IANS) It looks, tastes and feels like a real meat cutlet but the ingredients are 100 percent vegetable. The meat substitute the researchers are developing not only ... Read more...

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Grow fresh tomatoes, beans on your roof tops


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) People in cities can grow enough of lettuce, beans and tomatoes for consumption by utilising roof tops of the building they stay in."In our inFarming project ... Read more...

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New smart cushioning to ease nagging back pain


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) A sedentary job leaves you with a nagging back pain. People confined to bed are even worse off, frequently developing bed sores. But now, thanks to ... Read more...

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‘Safe’ sensor detects hidden explosives


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Unlike X-ray scanners, a new sensor can detect objects hidden in thick cardboard or plastic packages, including knives and explosives, without emitting harmful rays. Researchers at ... Read more...

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Biochip speeds up blood analysis to detect infection


December 11th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientisits have devised a way through which speed can save lives especially in the case of sepsis or infection.With a new biochip, physicians will now be ... Read more...

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3D X-rays to facilitate faster surgeries


October 31st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) A new 3D X-ray system which could be integrated seamlessly into surgical procedure, permitting doctors to check their results instantly, will do away with the necessity ... Read more...

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New process to catch wood-work glitches


August 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Now production defects in wooden items like pianos and tables, that cannot be spotted with the naked eye, can easily be noticed with the help of ... Read more...

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Projection system to improve human-robot coordination


July 10th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) The modern world is unthinkable without robots that assist their human masters. Now, a new projection and camera-based system will improve coordination between them. Developed by ... Read more...

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Alternatives to antibiotics in sight


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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Scientists stimulate self-healing process in defective plastics


April 6th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists have come up with elastic polymers that heal themselves to put an end to the growth of cracks.Indestructible things are a figment of the imagination of advertising. ... Read more...

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Now, a system that documents healing process of injured joints in detail


March 19th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart have developed a system that documents a knee patient's healing process in detail.This motivates patients ... Read more...

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New software makes future electric cars closer to reality


March 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists are coming up with new software that would help speed up the process of development of future electric cars.Lack of charging stations and limited battery life have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, disposable cameras as small as grain of salt!


March 15th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new microcamera has been developed to reduce the downsides of existing endoscopes.Endoscopes to date have some negative aspect, since they are expensive and, because of their multiple ... Read more...

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New, ’smart’ solutions to drone out those annoying car noises


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): The droning of a car is just one of the annoying noises cars make but now 11 Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces to create the 'Adaptronics Alliance,' making ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, an electronic fitness trainer to motivate you to exercise!


February 9th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Whether you have done an exercise in the right or wrong way is important if training has to succeed. Unfortunately, this response is available only from trained sport ... Read more...

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Electronic fitness trainer to keep you exercising


February 9th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) With the overwhelming temptation to give up half way spoiling your stay-fit dreams, researchers have come up with an electronic fitness assistant to motivate you. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Now, emergency detection systems for elderly people


February 5th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): It may now be possible for elderly people to live independently, as scientists have developed a new system that automatically detects any problems senior citizens might be facing ... Read more...

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Protein biomarkers in exhaled air to help detect lung cancer early


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): The earlier a tumour can be detected, the greater the chance of healing the patient. But early diagnosis is often difficult in many cases.In its initial stages, ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Low-cost touch screens made of renewable materials


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers at Fraunhofer are developing an alternative to expensive touchscreens - displays made of low-priced renewable raw materials that are available all over the world.The basic element of ... Read more...

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How CO2 can be used to impregnate plastics


January 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Despite being the main contributor to global warming, carbon dioxide really does have some beneficial features.Scientists are impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that may lead ... Read more...

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Veg portions could replace animal products


January 4th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Our limited farmland resources won't be able to keep pace with the growing global demand for meat products - which is likely to double by 2050. Accordingly, plant ... Read more...

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Now, a robo that ‘feels’ with its fingertips and smiles just like us!


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): At first sight, the pi4-workerbot looks like a clump of metal, but there's something extraordinary about this one - it has fingertip sensitivity and a variety of facial ... Read more...

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Coming soon: A new system that ‘tastes’ purity of water every minute


December 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): German scientists have developed a new system that tests the purity of water every minute.Instead of random water samples being treated every now and then, the AquaBioTox project ... Read more...

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Mystery of diamond’s soft side solved


November 30th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A German research has decoded the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding, explaining how the hardest known material in the world can be machined.A team of researchers at ... Read more...

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Underwater robots to get smaller, cheaper and ‘independent’


November 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists are developing robots that would be able to explore the deep seas independently, without help from humans.Thomas Rauschenbach, of the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and ... Read more...

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New robotic ‘elephant trunk’ could safely hang with humans


November 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): German scientists have made a new robotic 'elephant trunk', which is graceful, flexible and safe.Alongside the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Stuttgart, Festo of Denkendorf ... Read more...

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Device that won’t let motorists fall asleep


November 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a device to prevent motorists from falling asleep -- potentially saving 300,000 people from sudden deaths worldwide. The system, devised at the Fraunhofer Institute in ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Device that wakes up drivers snoozing at the wheel


November 11th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): In an aim to help keep drowsy drivers alert on the road, a team of German scientists have invented a built-in sensor that will sound an alarm the ... Read more...

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Eyetracker software to prevent drivers from nodding off at the wheel


October 14th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau, Germany, have developed an assistant system that tracks a driver's eye movements and issues a warning ... Read more...

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CII inks pact to establish green manufacturing centre


October 9th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A green manufacturing center of excellence will be set up in Germany in the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode under a pact inked between the Confederation of Indian Industry ... Read more...

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