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Russian physicist Sergei Kapitsa dies at 84


August 14th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS /RIA Novosti) Russian physicist and popular science TV show host Sergei Kapitsa died Tuesday in Moscow. He was 84.He made contributions to physics in supersonic aerodynamics, applied ... Read more...

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Can technology help reconstruct breast tissue?


September 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A technology that helps design buildings, bridges and aircraft is being enlisted to reconstruct breast tissue in cancer patients.Researchers used computer-aided design (CAD) to create a ... Read more...

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Australia suffering from women brain drain


April 11th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) The Australian economy was suffering because women scientists do not receive the same opportunity as their male peers resulting in brain drain, a top scientist has ... Read more...

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New robotic hand types like its human counterpart


March 4th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Engineers in US have developed a robotic hand that is capable of performing human tasks such as opening doors and typing.The researchers have been trying to create robots ... Read more...

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New satellites to be able to predict earthquakes


February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of British and Russian scientists have launched a project that could predict when and where earthquakes will occur, and thus save thousands of lives.An agreement to ... Read more...

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Rust and sand could help detect cervical cancer, diarrhoea


February 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists in Vietnam say that the next big thing in medical diagnostics could be magnetic nanoparticles of rust (iron oxide) coated with silicon dioxide, the material from which ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing graphene spintronic devices


January 26th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Physicists from the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Science and Technology of China have taken a huge step toward the development of useful graphene ... Read more...

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New system uses sunlight to make clean water from waste effluents


January 12th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have devised a new system that uses the cheapest possible energy source - sunlight - to produce clean water from waste effluents.Microfluidics-transporting water through tiny channels-and photocatalysis-using ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new ways to predict possible earthquakes


December 1st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A recent research provides new means for replicating how earth ruptures develop and possibly enabling prediction of future earthquakes.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who have been ... Read more...

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Physicists assemble low cost, high tech landmine detector


June 17th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Physicists have assembled a low-cost yet high-tech mine detector. The system costs about $10,000, or less than a hundredth of the laser-based Doppler remote detection systems sold for ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal the secret life of water at very low temperatures


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A team of chemists have revealed the coexistence of ice and liquid after water crystallizes at very low temperatures.University of Utah chemists demonstrated curious blurring of two water ... Read more...

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Students to get free access to e-books


June 9th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) College students across India will now get free access to e-journals and e-books from all over the world with the human resource development ministry subscribing to them. Over ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in flying, filming replica butterfly


May 20th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Japanese researchers have built a fully functional replica of a swallowtail butterfly or ornithopter and they have filmed it in flight. Among the various types of butterflies, swallowtails are ... Read more...

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Thousands of new worlds waiting to be identified, say scientists


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, March 3 (ANI): A report from the Institute of Physics, US, has predicted that an era of planet discovery is dawning that will see thousands of new worlds identified in the ... Read more...

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Scientist admits sending ‘awful’ e-mails that suppressed data on climate change


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): Reports indicate that Professor Phil Jones, a climate scientist, has admitted that he had "written some very awful e-mails", that attempted to suppress crucial data on climate change.The ... Read more...

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New method of sterilising equipment - with a plasma bag


November 28th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) The practice of sterilising surgical tools and devices has helped radically improve healthcare. Researchers in the Netherlands are trying a new method, using plasma to kill bacteria inside ... Read more...

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Orissa task force to improve higher education


October 7th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (IANS) Orissa Wednesday constituted a task force consisting eminent academicians to prepare a prospective plan document for higher education, officials said. The task force will be led by Trilochan Pradhan, ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to slow down light to the speed of a bicycle


September 10th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): In a new research, researchers are working to slow down light to the speed of a bicycle, along with other scientific aims.The speed of light, 300 million metres ... Read more...

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Most people have no idea what Galileo discovered 400 years ago


February 19th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): The result of a survey in the UK has established the fact that most people dont know that Galileo discovered 400 years ago that the Earth orbits ... Read more...

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New theory says galaxies formed due to intensive cosmic streams of cold gas


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Cosmologists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have come up with a new theory as to how galaxies were formed in the Universe billions of years ago, ... Read more...

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Public chooses Halo as name for Big Bang machine


September 18th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): A public poll organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in London has chosen the name Halo for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is located ... Read more...

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Cow power could generate electricity for millions


July 24th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has determined that converting livestock manure into a domestic renewable fuel source could generate electricity for millions of people.The research, published in the Institute ... Read more...

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Cultural cuisines little changed over generations


July 10th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Brazilian researchers have found that cultural cuisines remain little changed as generations move on.Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo used the medieval cookery book Pleyn Delit, ... Read more...

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Poisonous ink likely cause of Biblical text-writing monks deaths


June 28th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Monks who wrote Biblical texts and other religious materials might have died out of exposure to toxic mercury, with which the red colour ink they used for ... Read more...

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This is how a whale hears


February 4th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of California have discovered a new pathway for sound entering the head and ears in an unusual whale ... Read more...

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