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Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids


March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success. This could prevent asteroids from exploding on earth.The technique hinges on ... Read more...

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BHEL bags Rs.774 crore contract from ONGC


February 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) Monday said it has secured a contract worth Rs.774 crore to supply onshore drilling rigs to Oil and ... Read more...

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China to promote shale gas


February 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China plans to increase efforts to explore shale gas in 2012.This natural gas has become an important source of energy in the US over the past ... Read more...

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Tweaking solar cell can double its efficiency


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Doubling the amount of sunlight that a solar cell converts into electricity may be possible just by tweaking its tiny parts. The technology can boost solar ... Read more...

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Older vacuum cleaners pollute indoor air


January 5th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Some vacuum cleaners actually contribute to indoor air pollution by releasing dust and bugs that can spread infections and trigger allergies, reveals a study. Lidia Morawska, ... Read more...

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New US consulate building in Mumbai uses green technology


November 30th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) The US consulate and the American Center in Mumbai, that recently moved from south Mumbai to the swank new business district in the suburbs -- the ... Read more...

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US consulate to move from south Mumbai to city centre


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) The US consulate and American Centre in Mumbai will move Nov 15 from their existing locations in south Mumbai to the swank new business district in ... Read more...

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RIM ties up with Dolby for its audio technology


September 13th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Global audio technology firm Dolby Laboratories Tuesday said it has entered into a license agreement with Canadian BlackBerry maker Reserch in Motion (RIM) for using Dolby's ... Read more...

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Air India to get demo-trial on Boeing 787 next week


July 6th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) National carrier Air India, which is expected to receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the fourth quarter of the year, will get its ... Read more...

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Converting waste industrial heat into useful energy


May 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can now be converted into energy, scientists say.The high-efficiency thermal waste heat energy converter ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags order worth Rs.3,500 crore


May 16th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Larsen and Toubro Monday said it has bagged a project worth Rs.3,500 crore from Chennai-based PPN Power Generating Company for setting up a gas-based power plant ... Read more...

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New solar cell technology boosts efficiency of photovoltaics


April 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform has allowed a team of scientists to boost the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.The team ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.1,100 crore Gujarat deal


February 14th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro Monday said it has bagged a Rs.1,100-crore order from the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation for setting up a 375 MW gas-based ... Read more...

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Revised cost for Tripura power project gets nod


January 28th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 28 (IANS) The revised cost estimate of Rs.623.44 crore for Tripura's 100 MW thermal power project has got the green signal from the union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ... Read more...

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100 MW gas based power project to be set up in Tripura


January 27th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved a plan to set up a 100 megawatt gas-based power project in Tripura.The government has sanctioned Rs. ... Read more...

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Air filters linked to improved cardiovascular health


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that using inexpensive air filters may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk that results from exposure to air pollution.Researchers from Canada, who studied healthy adults living ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human heartbeats could one day power cell phones!


November 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A team of researchers has developed a power generation technology using bendable thin film nano-materials, which could one day, translate into heart implanted micro robots that operate permanently.Prof. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Quantum mechanics allows ‘cryptography over longer distances’


October 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are developing a new, more secure way to send such information across far distances, using existing cables and the ... Read more...

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Stem cell jab could replace hip, knee surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A simple treatment that could end the need for painful hip and knee replacements is being developed by British scientists.Within 10 years, damaged joints could be rejuvenated by ... Read more...

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Stem cell jab could spell the end for hip replacement surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The day is not far when painful hip and knee replacement surgeries would be history, for British scientists are developing a treatment wherein damaged joints could be rejuvenated ... Read more...

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Australian company lights up Chennai’s Napier Bridge (With Images)


June 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) The historic Napier Bridge in Chennai will soon be bathed in ethereal light to accentuate its iconic concrete arches and create the illusion of a floating edifice, thanks ... Read more...

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Oral appliance therapy may benefit sleep apnea patients


June 6th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has backed the use of oral appliance therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).According to the new research, between 31 and 53 months after ... Read more...

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Solar Sail spacecraft can travel ten times faster than conventional rockets


May 18th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was set to launch its solar sail hybrid spacecraft which can not only negate the need for on board fuel, but also ... Read more...

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World’s most efficient single photon detector developed


April 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists at America's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a single photon detector that counts photons with 99 percent efficiency.The researchers' efforts could bring improvements ... Read more...

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Kentuckiana Curb to expand in Louisville, creating 50 jobs


March 17th, 2010 - 4:15 am ICT by BNO News
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Kentuckiana Curb will expand its operations in Louisville, Kentucky, creating 50 jobs in a $2.5 million investment, Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson announced on ... Read more...

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New approach to trapping sunlight with silicon nanowires


March 5th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are developing a new approach, which would use silicon nanowires to better trap sunlight for future renewable green energy ... Read more...

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NY awards $40 million in stimulus funding for energy conservation projects


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – New York state awarded $40 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to public schools, municipalities, universities, hospitals and other non-profit agencies to support ... Read more...

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Silicon wire arrays enable development of highly absorbing and flexible solar cells


February 17th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has used arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate created a new type ... Read more...

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New flexible and lightweight solar cell developed by scientists


February 16th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 16 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists in the US have developed a new flexible and lightweight solar cell, which uses a fraction the amount of silicon used in conventional cells, ... Read more...

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Scientists use sunlight and water to make hydrogen tirelessly


February 13th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new technique that can use sunlight and water to make hydrogen tirelessly.According to a report in New Scientist, the technique, developed by ... Read more...

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New laser that generates more light than heat


January 12th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the Northwestern University have broken new ground by creating compact, mid-infrared laser diodes which emit more light than heat.The findings of the study, led by Manijeh ... Read more...

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Hydrogen-powered unmanned plane sets 26-hour flight endurance record


December 1st, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 1 (ANI): The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 26 hours and 1 minute carrying a 5-pound payload, setting another unofficial ... Read more...

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How to use pig manure to generate electricity


October 26th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 26 (ANI): In an analysis, a team of scientists has come up with ways to use pig manure to generate electricity.A large amount of pig manure created by thousands ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes could be used to make efficient solar cells


September 11th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Using a carbon nanotube instead of traditional silicon, Cornell University researchers have created the basic elements of a solar cell that hopefully will lead to much more efficient ... Read more...

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Circulating fluidized bed technology generates power while reducing emissions


July 19th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology uses burning coal and biomass to generate power while reducing emissions at the same time.The CFB technology uses fluidization ... Read more...

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