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Scientists in Singapore shrink Playboy centerfold to width of human hair


August 15th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Singapore Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In Singapore, a scientist shrunk a playboy centre fold photograph to a width of human hair. The photo was printed out and when it came out it ... Read more...

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Scientists create hair thin solar cells


April 10th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have created solar cells so thin and flexible that they can be wrapped around a single strand of human hair.The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes ... Read more...

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Does air pollution erode mental sharpness?


February 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Older women might wonder why they are unable to recall names or places or where they keep their things. Chronic exposure to particulate air pollution might ... Read more...

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3-tier chips to drive more powerful computing


January 25th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Scientists are developing a chip with three or more processors stacked vertically to ensure an unprecedented speed, memory and calculating power, better functionality and wireless connectivity, ... Read more...

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New biochip measures glucose level from saliva


January 24th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) For millions of diabetics around the world, drawing blood is the most prevalent method of checking glucose levels, an invasive and rather painful method. Now Brown ... Read more...

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New device to catalyse faster data processing


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A new optical device, tiny enough to fit millions on a computer chip, could catalyse faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers. The "passive optical diode" ... Read more...

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Roll-out flat-screen TV on the way


December 12th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists are creating flat screen TVs that can be rolled up and safely tucked away in your pockets, thanks to QD or quantum dot technology. Developed ... Read more...

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Strong, flexible artificial muscles designed


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) New artificial muscles as flexible as an elephant's trunk but strong enough to rotate objects two thousand times their own weight, have been designed by researchers.Using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thinnest nanowire will make computing super fast


September 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) World's thinnest nanowires will drive computers super fast in the near future using light, a new research claims.Nanowires will use a 'photonic chip' at its core ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest electric motor unveiled


September 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Chemists have created the world's tiniest electric motor, which is no bigger than a molecule.The development may potentially pave the way for a new class of ... Read more...

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‘Electronic skin’ patch will do many things


August 12th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) American scientists have created little patches of 'electronic skin' that might heal wounds and monitor a patient's heart rate in the near future. "What we are ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist designs nanosized batteries


July 31st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A team led by an Indian origin scientist has packaged lithium ion batteries, which power mobiles and smartphones, into a single nanowire. The breakthrough could be ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secret of cellular communication


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Most of the body's cells communicate with one another by sending electrical signals through nano-thin membrane tubes.A sensational Norwegian discovery may help to explain how cells ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Cloned hair follicles to cure baldness!


May 1st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 1(ANI): In two years, you may have a new treatment for your hair loss.In what might become the most effective permanent treatment for baldness, several research teams around the world ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human hair stolen from Beauty shop


April 26th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a ‘hair raising’ criminal event, thieves made off with human hair and premium products from Beauty One store in West Roosevelt, Chicago. The incident happened on ... Read more...

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Vindu, Sonakshi fight it out on scrabble (With images) (Movie Snippets)


April 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Actors Sonakshi Sinha and Vindu Dara Singh had fun while shooting for Shirish Kunder's "Joker" in Chandigarh. Both of them used to play scrabble ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

World’s smallest wedding rings from DNA created


April 12th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A just-married German researcher has created the world's smallest wedding rings from DNA strands.Prof Alexander Heckel and his doctoral student Thorsten Schmidt from the Goethe University interlocked the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles to help mop up more solar energy


April 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Using minute graphite particles 1,000 times smaller than the width of human hair, mechanical engineers hope to boost the efficiency and profitability of solar power plants. ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles could offer relief from rashes


April 4th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Nanoparticles, so tiny that 2,000 would fit across the thickness of a human hair, could prevent the itchy, red rash millions suffer because of allergy to ... Read more...

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Spray-on material can detect and neutralize explosives


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): Researchers have described the development and successful initial tests of a spray-on material that both detects and neutralizes explosives."This stuff is going to be used anywhere terrorist explosives ... Read more...

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Super car made out of fruit fibres


March 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Super strong yet light weight cars made from the fibres of pineapples and bananas could be a possibility within two years. In what promises to be ... Read more...

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‘Nano-bricks’ could help improve food packaging


March 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have said that a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic ... Read more...

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‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

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New design extends battery life in e-devices


March 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An ultra-low-power digital memory, that is not only faster but uses 100 times less energy than similar devices, could give future devices much longer battery life."I ... Read more...

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Mobile battery life could last months thanks to nanotechnology


March 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Have you ever dreamt of owning mobile devices that run for months rather than days without charging? Well, your wish may soon be granted - thanks to nanotechnology.Researchers ... Read more...

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‘Frozen smoke’ paves way for improved robotic surgery, batteries


March 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers are designing less invasive surgical techniques and robots using a spongy material known as 'frozen smoke.'The substance, technically known as an aerogel, could be used to detect ... Read more...

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Gene to sabotage breast cancer cells


February 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A designer gene delivered directly into breast cancer cells causes these to self-destruct -- thanks to a scientist's pioneering work. Helen McCarthy from Queen's School of Pharmacy, Belfast ... Read more...

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New kind of optical fiber paves way for improved surgical and medical lasers


February 26th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide - a light-yellow compound that can be used as a ... Read more...

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Nano-solution to keep water free of infections


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A new nanotechnology is likely to make drinking water a lot more safer and keep infections at bay by filtering out deadly bugs at the source.Both - water ... Read more...

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Toward a fast, simple test for detecting cholera


February 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists are reporting the development of a key advance that could provide a fast, simple test to detect the toxin that causes cholera.Cholera affects more than 200,000 people ... Read more...

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Is the Star-trek style invisibility cloak finally a reality?


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): You have seen it in movies - cloaks that make people disappear when they wear them - but it seems that invisibility cloaks have finally entered the real ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles found promising in beating bad odours


January 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are working on eliminating bad odours at the source, rather than masking them with room fresheners. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles, eliminates odours ... Read more...

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Entire periodic table etched on professor’s hair!


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have written, on a strand of human hair, what they believe is the world's smallest periodic table -- showing the power of nano-writing. Experts at Nottingham University ... 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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Researchers find new way to repair damaged heart


December 10th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers have demonstrated a new way that could be used to deliver stem cells to targeted areas of the body to repair diseased or ... Read more...

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