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DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... Read more...

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Expanding circle of influence: Importance of mentoring in the business world (Comment)


August 12th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ambition and talent, along with access to capital and mentoring, can take the young pretty far. The entrepreneurial fecundity of an ecosystem has direct impact on its economic prospects. Entrepreneurial quotient ... Read more...

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Shrimp’s fist-like club inspires new body armour


June 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A unique structure of the club-like arm of a shrimp that looks like an armoured caterpillar, could help transform military body armour and vehicle and aircraft, ... Read more...

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Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study


April 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant ... Read more...

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Amazing gel could breathe feeling in robots


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An amazing oscillating gel could imbue robots with feeling in the near future, says a new study.These findings pave the way for the development of a ... Read more...

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Sundance Institute comes to India: boost for scriptwriting


March 11th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Creative filmmaking in India got a big shot in the arm as the Holy Grail of the global independent cinema movement - Sundance Institute - has ... Read more...

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‘John Carter’ - leaps, but fails to soar (IANS Movie Review)


March 10th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "John Carter"; Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe; Director: Andrew Stanton; Rating: ***In recent times, a new sub-genre where sci-fi and its opposite, the historical, is fused, has emerged ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in growing sperm in lab dish


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) For the first time in the world, researchers have grown mouse sperm from a few cells in a lab potentially paving the way for infertile men ... Read more...

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Facebook faces lawsuit over ‘Like’ button ad


December 20th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg face risk of being sued over the site's "Like" button feature.The site currently reveals any products or interests that ... Read more...

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Dracula author’s first vampire sketch found


October 31st, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) The private journal of author Bram Stoker, in which he sketched his first thoughts about his legendary creation "Dracula", has been unearthed after more than 100 ... Read more...

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Strauss, Flower receive OBEs


October 5th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Test skipper Andrew Strauss and head coach Andy Flower received OBEs at Windsor Castle for guiding England to an Ashes victory in Australia last winter.Strauss and ... Read more...

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Tweaking antibody could lead to vaccine against HIV


May 8th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) The HIV virus is a "slippery customer" and always tries to evade the effect of human antibodies, say researchers who suggest that tweaking an antibody could ... Read more...

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‘Gates took credit for my ideas’: Microsoft founder Paul Allen


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has described his bizarre working relationship with Chairman Bill Gates, and claims it was him, not Gates, who had visionary ideas for the company.Allen, ... Read more...

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Injectable gel could ease crippling joint pains


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An injectable gel could ease the crippling joint pains that a large number of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients suffer from."We think this platform could be ... Read more...

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‘Holy Grail’ of science, world’s first practical ‘artificial leaf’ unveiled


March 28th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have finally developed the world's first practical artificial leaf that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight at an ... Read more...

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Star Trek skin gun heals burn wounds


February 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Burn victims around the world have been handed hope after doctors invented a gun that can spray stem cells onto their burnt skin.The invention is most ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian Sobs Over W Magazine Nude Cover


February 1st, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In October last year when Kim Kardashian appeared nude on the cover of W Magazine, she hardly left anything to the imagination. It was the ultimate ... Read more...

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Smart laser technology could make cancer biopsies painless


February 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan State University are developing a smart laser technology that could make biopsies painless and noninvasive in the future.To test for skin cancer, patients today must ... Read more...

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Shepherd’s Monument ‘code’ is 19th century graffiti claims Brit historian


February 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): The eight-letter inscription on the 18th century Shepherd's Monument in UK has left many baffled, but a British historian has come forward to say that it is nothing ... Read more...

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Pill to repair damaged hearts ‘just 5 years away’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A major research programme involving experts in Scotland has suggested that a pill to repair damaged hearts could be a reality in as little as five years.Researchers are ... Read more...

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Britain’s biggest bra is an incredible 48N cup


January 29th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): A lingerie firm in Britain has come up with the biggest bra, which is being offered up to a staggering size 48N.Rigby and Peller begun offering the ... Read more...

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Two thirds of women crave for a perfect pair of denims!


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): With boot-cut, flared, high-waist, straight-leg, slim-fit, skinny-all kinds of jeans on the block, it would seem as if there is a pair for every shape and size, but ... Read more...

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Remnants of star that exploded more than 13bn yrs ago found


January 6th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the UK and US have found the remnants of a star that exploded more than 13 billion years ago, which they believe was probably one of ... Read more...

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Strauss urges mates to aim for ‘The Holy Grail’ of English cricket


December 30th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.30 (ANI): England cricket captain has urged his mates to strive to win "The Holy Grail" of cricket - The Ashes series - by emerging victorious in the Sydney cricket Test ... Read more...

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Strauss looking to win Ashes series, then world domination


December 30th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 30(ANI): England may have retained the Ashes urn, but captain Andrew Strauss insists that the "holy grail" for his team is to win a series in Australia.England has not won ... Read more...

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Retaining Ashes urn like winning ‘holy grail’: Strauss


December 29th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss Wednesday said retaining the Ashes on the Australian soil was like winning a "holy grail" and credited months of meticulous planning behind the team's ... Read more...

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A cure for baldness ‘could be available in 5 years’


December 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): For the first time, scientists in Germany have grown hair follicles from stem cells.The feat has brought scientists a step closer to creating a cure for baldness, reports ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian tops ‘World’s Best Bum 2010′ poll


December 16th, 2010 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, well known for her voluptuous curves, has been voted the owner of the "World's Best Bum 2010" in an online poll.According to ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian voted the owner of ‘World’s Best Bum 2010′


December 15th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Curvy reality TV star Kim Kardashian has bagged the title of the World's Best Bum 2010.The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star landed the top spot in ... Read more...

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Microsoft’s ‘tactile’ app ‘could spell end of mobile keypads’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Microsoft has designed a new application to construct a "tactile" touchscreen - a display that uses technical tricks to convince users they are actually touching the ridges, bumps ... Read more...

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Scientists one-step closer to designing methane-powered laptops


November 24th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard are one step closer to achieving commercial viability of methane fuel cells, and they may, in fact, soon become the go-to technology for those on ... Read more...

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Flock of flamingos gathered in shape of flamingo caught on camera


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A flock of flamingos in Mexico has been photographed forming the shape of a big flamingo.Photographer Bobby Haas was trailing a flock of flamingos from a helicopter in ... Read more...

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How fat cells respond to mechanical stress


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new method to look at how fat cells - which produce the fat in our bodies - respond to mechanical loads.This ... Read more...

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Once-in-a-lifetime flu jab that fights off all strains to be available ‘within 5yrs’


November 16th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A flu jab that is given just once in a lifetime to fight off all strains of the disease is expected to available within five years.Described as the ... Read more...

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King Arthur’s 14th Century Manuscripts To Be Auctioned


November 13th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest buzz states that King Arthur 14th century manuscripts will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London on December 7. This manuscript is the oldest surviving ... Read more...

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