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Humans, climate changed wiped out Ice Age mammals


November 6th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 6 (IANS) What particularly caused the extinction of iconic Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth?It was believed that drastic climate changes killed large ... Read more...

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Computational model of swimming fish could inspire medical prosthetics


October 19th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland and Tulane University have developed a computational model of a swimming fish that will help design medical prosthetics for humans, which work ... Read more...

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Caterpillars’ gut movements inspire soft-body robot design


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): "Weird movements" in the guts of freely crawling caterpillars could improve the design and development of soft material robots, according to researchers at Virginia Tech.The interdisciplinary research team, ... Read more...

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Reconstructive surgery takes engineering cue for facelift


July 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Facial reconstruction patients could soon be able to go for custom-made bone replacements optimized for both form and function, thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois and ... Read more...

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Ecology shapes evolution, but reverse also holds true


February 5th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that not only ecology shapes evolution, but the reverse also holds true.While it is clear to ecologists that an ecosystem shapes the evolution ... Read more...

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Scientists to study rebirth of an island after volcanic eruption


August 10th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A team of scientists is all set to study an island in the process of rebirth after a volcanic eruption destroyed life on it recently.When Alaska's Kasatochi Volcano ... Read more...

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Researchers can now study how an ecosystem develops


August 7th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Last year when Alaska's Kasatochi volcano erupted, it sterilized and covered the small Aleutian island with a layer of ash. The eruption also provided a rare research opportunity: ... Read more...

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Researchers developing gene targeting therapy to combat herpes


February 4th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A new gene targeting therapy is being developed by researchers to combat herpes simplex virus.The approach uses a specially designed RNA enzyme to inhibit strains of the herpes ... Read more...

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Life may exist below the surface of Mars


December 6th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simulation of Mars, which indicates that some form of life could exist below the surface of the Red Planet.The thin atmosphere of ... Read more...

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Researchers discover key for converting waste to electricity using bacteria


March 4th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM) have discovered the key for converting waste to electricity by taking the help of the bacteria, Shewanella, that can convert simple ... Read more...

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