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Fridge most important innovation in food history


September 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The refrigerator has pipped pasteurisation, microwaves and pots, knives and eating utensils to be named the most important innovation in the history of food and drink, ... Read more...

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Battery invention could lead to new phone designs


August 7th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korean scientists have developed a battery that can be bent and twisted, giving the possibility that future phones could be flexible and hold more capacity, ... Read more...

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World’s oldest clay pots found in China


June 30th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Archaeologists have found pottery fragments in China that are 20,000 years old, making them the world's oldest known specimens, it was reported here.Earlier theories have held ... Read more...

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Egyptian teen invents spacecraft propulsion system


May 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) A 19-year-old Egyptian university student has invented a futuristic propulsion system for spacecraft.The invention "leapfrogs" NASA research, and uses a hi-tech quantum effect to drive satellites ... Read more...

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Casey Anthony found hiding in Florida


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Casey Anthony has been found hiding in Florida, 10 months after the end of her trial. She will now have to return to Orlando’s courts. ... Read more...

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`Red Bull’ creator is dead


March 17th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 17 (IANS) Chaleo Yoovidhya, whose invention of energy drink Red Bull created a global sensation and made him one of Thailand's richest men, died Saturday at the age ... Read more...

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Device hushes talkative bores into silence


March 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) A Japanese device could be handy in stopping bores who go about inflicting their loud, non-stop chatter on other people who may prefer silence.The prototype, devised ... Read more...

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‘Hugo’ wins best cinematography, art direction


February 27th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" was among the early winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards as the film walked away with trophies for best cinematography and ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum calls for business innovation


January 26th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 26 (IANS) Participants at the annual World Economic Forum here Wednesday urged the companies to focus on innovation to remain in business.Companies failing to adapt themselves to new ... Read more...

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Italian prime minister cleared in tax evasion case


October 18th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's billionaire Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will not stand trial for fraud and tax evasion in a case involving a unit of his Mediaset television empire, ... Read more...

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If the cool cap fits, wear it!


October 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 14 (IANS) Vivek Bhatia's thinking cap has the right fit and he seems to wear it innovatively. In fact, the Pune-based entrepreneur has come up with a cool ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Scottish chef creates Venison ice cream


October 4th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Scottish restaurant has come up with the first venison ice cream in the world. The chef who is responsible for the invention says he got ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Kerala resort to launch solar-powered boats


August 31st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Billed as a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Poovar Island Resort near Kovalam in Kerala is set to launch four solar-powered boats for its guests.The boats, costing Rs.3.5 ... Read more...

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Pringles inventor Fredric J. Baur buried in Pringles can


June 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cincinnati, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The inventor of the Pringles can Fredric J. Baur, of Cincinnati has been buried in one of the cans. The body of Baur was cremated and part ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Boy awaits windfall after inventing burglars-tricking doorbell


June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) A British schoolboy is awaiting a windfall after inventing a doorbell that fools burglars into believing somebody is home even if no one is there.Designed by ... Read more...

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Britons feel they had best of times in 1980s


May 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Many British nationals feel the 1980s' decade was the best of time of their life.According to a survey conducted by TV station CBS Drama, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New paper computer, PaperPhone, set to revolutionise smartphones, tablets


May 5th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): The world's first interactive paper computer has been developed, and it is set to revolutionize the world of interactive computing.Professor Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen's University Human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Optogenetics could one day be used to treat Parkinsons


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The invention of optogenetics tools has literally shed light on how our brains work, providing hope for a new treatment for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons.These 'tools' take ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ever seen moving photos? Check out cinemagraphs!


April 27th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Artists have developed 'cinemagraphs' that look like still photos but actually feature a subtle area of movement designed to grab your eye and keep you looking. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gerald Lawson dies at the age of 70 years


April 15th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The man who is largely credited with building the first home video game system with changeable game cartridges has died. 70-year-old Gerald Lawson, according to his ... Read more...

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Improved autopsy techniques ‘could make faith groups happy too’


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): UK scientists have come up with a cost-effective and easy-to-use non-surgical autopsy technique, which could revolutionize the conventional post-mortem process of opening up the body to determine a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a wristband that alerts husbands when wives are suffering from PMT


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A wristband that changes colour when women are suffering from pre-menstrual tension has been designed to make men a bit more understanding at certain times of the month ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Now, ’self-destructing’ SMSs to spell end to late-night drunken rants


February 6th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): For anyone who has ever sent a text message in a hurry and then regretted later, here's some good news: A 'self-destructing' text message system could spell the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health |

Chelsea turns down chance to sign star midfielder Van der Vaart


December 31st, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Chelsea has turned down the chance to sign star midfielder Rafael van der Vaart in the summer on the grounds that he was not good enough.The club hey ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Amazon patents procedure that will allow recipients to avoid unwanted gifts


December 28th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Online retailer Amazon.com has come up with a procedure, which will allow recipients to avoid undesirable gifts and save millions of dollars spent on repacking, labelling and shipping. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New device to fill beer cup from bottom up


December 28th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) A company has invented a beer dispensing system that fills a cup from the bottom up, making the normally-frustrating process of getting a beer at a function or ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chicago’s film critics named ‘The Social Network’ best film of 2010


December 25th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Chicago's film critics have voted David Fincher's movie 'The Social Network' the best film of 2010.The film has already garnered favour from critics' groups in New York, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Christmas tree in Taiwan made of plastic spoons


December 21st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Taipei, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Christmas tree in Taiwan is made from a very unusual material – plastic spoons.It took about 80,000 plastics spoons to make the 12 meter Christmas tree. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Orphan of Zhao’ director failed to give us credit: Chinese screenwriters


December 19th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Two famous female screenwriters of Chinese film industry are annoyed with a director for not giving them credit in his latest film.Though his latest film, 'Orphan of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sweden suicide bomber’s abridged audio message


December 13th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): Following is an abridged text of an audio message attached to an e-mail sent to Swedish news agency TT shortly before two explosions in Stockholm on Saturday. "In the ... Read more...

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China ‘to become world’s most important center for innovation by 2020′


December 6th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): China will overtake both the United States and Japan to become the world's most important centre for innovation by 2020, according to a public opinion survey to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Naga Viper Named World’s Hottest Chili Pepper


December 5th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Naga Viper which has earned the position of the hottest chili pepper of the world in recent times is not a product of either Mexico ... Read more...

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‘The Social Network’ storms national board of review


December 4th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Director David Fincher's "The Social Network" has been applauded by America's national board of review after it swept the board with four top awards, including best film ... Read more...

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Scientific knowledge essential to enable reforms: Bhagwati


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The potential of science and technology, like the development of genetically modified crops to improve productivity, cannot be ignored in the reforms process, renowned economist Jagdish Bhagwati ... Read more...

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