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‘Purified’ silicon nudges quantum computing ahead


June 11th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 11 (IANS) The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than fastest super-computers in existence. Physicist Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser ... Read more...

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New ‘rocket’ can go to moon on 100 cc fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions. The mini motor uses electricity to ... Read more...

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Protein pores help us sense hot temperatures


March 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The winter sun feels welcome, but not so the summer sunburn, thanks to proteins on the surface of nerve cells that enable us to sense different ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists say that “Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’”


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that toads could be good warning system for earthquakes. The scientists say certain species of the animal have the capacity to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Newly identified spider toxin may help treat pain, human diseases


March 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California have discovered that a newly identified spider toxin may help uncover novel ways of treating pain and human diseases.Spider venom toxins are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Common drugs can cause abnormal heart beats


January 31st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Many common drugs, including some antibiotics, anti-histamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia.The group of drugs most commonly associated with this ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists unlock the ‘gates’ on sudden cardiac death


January 29th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists in Australia are one step closer to understanding how the rhythm of the heartbeat is controlled and why many common drugs can cause a potentially fatal abnormal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fountain of youth pill ‘to hit shelves by 2012′


September 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Its just a matter of two years that we would be able to add decades to our lives after a visit to the chemist shop- researchers have discovered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mercury found to have comet-like appearance


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists say that NASA satellites designed to view the escaping atmosphere of the Sun have also recorded evidence of escaping gas from the planet Mercury.The STEREO mission ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Graphene films can act as artificial membrane to speed up DNA sequencing


September 11th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No ring around Saturn moon, study shows


August 7th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Challenging earlier observations, researchers at Cornell University in New York have claimed that Saturn's small moon Rhea doesn't really have any solid structures encircling the natural satellite.While ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists devise part-human, part-machine transistor


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 03 (ANI): Scientists have implanted a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell's own fuel, paving way for new types of man-machine interactions.The experiment is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Multi-purpose ‘green’ decontaminants for terrorist attack sites developed


April 29th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): U.S. chemists and military scientists have created a set of ultra-strength cleaners designed for use in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.The research team, led by George ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s tiniest force recorded


April 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 12 (ANI): Using a bowl of trapped ions, scientists have measured the smallest forces ever recorded.The discovery could pave the way for solving unanswered questions in materials science areas such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vision originated 600 mln yrs ago in sea-dwelling hydra


March 12th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A team of scientists at UC (University of California) Santa Barbara have discovered that vision originated in the hydra, a member of an ancient group of sea creatures, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Solar winds blow away Martian atmosphere


March 9th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that pressure from solar wind pulses blows away the atmosphere of Mars.The study was carried out by N. J. T. Edberg from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mini-thrusters may help satellites to search for exoplanets


March 4th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): The US Air Force is eyeing mini- thrusters or miniature, electric propulsion systems, to make it easier for their satellites to perform space maneuvers and undertake formidable tasks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physicists create circuit for new generation computer


February 27th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Quantum computing - a new paradigm in information processing that may complement classical computers, could soon become a reality with physicists successfully creating a circuit using neutral atoms. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Moon’s thin ‘perfume’ comes from the Sun!


January 9th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A Japanese craft has sniffed the moon's whiff of an atmosphere, and has confirmed that it comes largely from sunlight brutally hammering the lunar surface.The atmosphere of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australian lakes may hold clues to life on Mars


January 9th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists is studying organisms found in Australian Lakes, which they believe may hold clues to life on Mars.The research, by microbiologists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the moon gets its exospehere


January 4th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A new research by scientists has shed new light on how the moon gets its exospehere.Several decades ago, scientists discovered that the Moon, long thought to have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, Star Trek-style gadget to detect cancer


December 14th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): Scientists are coming up with a new Star Trek-style gadget to detect cancers and other diseases.A portable biomarker detector being developed by a team at Yale University will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanosensors used for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood


December 14th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): American scientists have, for the first time, used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in blood.The research conducted by a team from Yale University has been published online in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan expected to attend Indian Ocean Naval Symposium next year


December 2nd, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan may atend the next session of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) to be held in the UAE next May, hopes the Indian Navy, which started ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Some ocean dwellers can increase shell production in CO2 rich environment


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that some creatures residing in the ocean can increase shell production in a carbon dioxide (CO2) rich environment.The research, by Woods ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Structure of ‘temple of the mind’ unlocked


November 30th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled the structure of a very complicated and important brain protein, which is shaped like a temple-an accomplishment that could trigger the development of new treatments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Silver, copper bullets may help slash hospital infections


November 10th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed films of silver and copper that can send bacteria to their grave, adding hope it could slash hospital infections.Dana Filoti, University of New Hampshire, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Particle beams successfully injected into “Big Bang Machine”


October 27th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that engineers working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have successfully injected beams of particles into two sections of the vast machine.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Component of mothballs present in deep-space clouds


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): Scientists have just shown for the first time that one component of interstellar clouds emitting unusual infrared light know as the Unidentified Infrared Bands (UIRs) is a gaseous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New nanoscale device can measure mass of single molecule


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have used nanoscale devices to develop a technique to determine the mass of a single molecule, in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antony says US, UK requested for ‘observer’ status in IONS


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony today informed the Rajya Sabha that the United States and United Kingdom have requested for "observer" status in the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian origin scientist shows electric fields can be used as ON/OFF switches


June 1st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a scientist of Indian origin, along with his colleagues at Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division in the US, successfully demonstrated that electric fields can be used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UAE will be next chairman of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium


May 31st, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates will be the next chairman of the Indian Navy's initiative - Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) - validating its existence as ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Building on Indian Navy’s initiative, Lanka hosts 34 navies of IOR


May 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Taking the Indian Navy's initiative a step further to increase maritime cooperation among navies/maritime agencies in the Indian Ocean Region, the Sri Lanka Navy ... Read more...

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