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Smartphones speed up data gathering in health surveys

March 13th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Smartphones have not only placed huge computing power at our finger tips, but are also providing faster, cheaper and more accurate surveillance of diseases.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Biomarker can nip hardening of arteries in the bud

January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A new set of biomarkers could identify atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- at the earliest stages and prevent thousands of untimely deaths. Atherosclerosis brings ... Read more...

Posted in World |

`Spanish economy contracting’

December 27th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) Spain's new economy minister said Monday that the nation's economy will post negative growth in the fourth quarter of this year and the first three months ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

PlayBook recall pushes BlackBerry stock to a new low

May 17th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 17 (IANS) The stock of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) closed at a new low of $ 41.72 on the Toronto Stock Exchange Monday after the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India gives Cheetah helicopter to Namibian Air Force, two Chetaks in pipeline

February 10th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): India's defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has handed over a Cheetah Helicopter to the Namibian Air Force at the Aero India 2011 here, with two ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India delivers Cheetah helicopter to Namibia

February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Wednesday handed over an Indian-made Cheetah utility helicopter to the Namibian Air Force (NAF) at the AeroIndia aviation trade expo here. Two ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists suggest ‘recycled Haitian concrete is safe, strong, cheaper’

January 5th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Concrete experts at the Georgia Tech have made new concrete, from recycled rubble and other indigenous raw materials using simple techniques."There are political and economic dilemmas as well, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Airport security could miss contraband due to easy-to-spot prohibited items

April 21st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Airport security can fail to spot banned items like box cutters if they identify an easy-to-spot prohibited item like a water bottle, a new American research has found.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene signature may help spot patients at colon cancer recurrence risk

February 27th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that a gene signature, first identified in mouse colon cancer cells, may help identify patients at risk of colon cancer recurrence.The study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ECB demands scrapping of ‘controversial’ umpire decision referral system

January 18th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 18 (ANI): England has submitted a formal complaint and demanded scrapping of the umpire decision referral system after the Daryl Harper controversy in South Africa.The big issue surrounds Harper's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Force India fourth quickest in Jerez testing

December 3rd, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jerez (Spain), Dec 3 (IANS) Paul di Resta of Force India returned the fourth quickest time in the Formula One test session for rookie drivers at the Circuit de Jerez here. Di Resta, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Is ISI behind Taliban’s remarkable comeback in Afghanistan?

October 12th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.12 (ANI): Even after eight years of intense battle in Afghanistan, the US led allied forces have neither been able to counter the Taliban or restrict them to a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Buddhist deity meditation temporarily boosts visuospatial abilities

April 28th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A specific method of meditation may temporarily boost visuospatial abilities, the ability to retain an image in visual memory for a long time, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |