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Milk protein, clay used to make biodegradable foam plastic substitute


November 18th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new ultra-light biodegradable foam plastic material made from two unlikely ingredients: The protein in milk and ordinary clay.The new substance could be used in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Feature: Are Super Heroes Super Entertainers Too?


September 25th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Ordinary movies are usually based on a single protagonist with heroic abilities. One who is good at heart but not averse to bashing up the big ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Smart ’spider web’ sensors to make aircrafts fly like birds


September 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Mimicking the gossamer strands of spider webs, researchers from Stanford University have created an ultra-fine mesh of strain and temperature sensors that can be wrapped around aircrafts and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Lacy underwear’ guiding explorers towards North Pole


March 30th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): A bunch of Arctic explorers have found a rather 'saucy' tool to navigate their way to the North Pole-a pair of lacy underwear for the ladies.The Catlin Arctic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spider webs would help propel future space probes


April 25th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, April 25 (ANI): A team of scientists in Finland has woven a new type of spider web-like solar sail, with positively charged wires, that might be able to repel positive ... Read more...

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