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Drivers can be distracted by phone calls


October 17th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The dangers of using a phone while driving are well documented. But a driver can be distracted even if it's the passenger who is talking on the phone.Hearing ... Read more...

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Even passengers’ phone calls are a danger to drivers


October 13th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A study on the dangers of talking on a mobile while driving has found that even a passenger's phone call is enough to distract the driver.Researchers say that ... Read more...

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Elephants ‘more scared of humans than dynamite’


August 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): One wouldn't expect the biggest mammal on land to be afraid of anything - but it is. It is afraid of humans.In fact, elephants are more scared of ... Read more...

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Manipulating babies’ gut bacteria by changing diet can improve future health


July 21st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Early childhood is the best time to manipulate babies' gut bacteria to influence future health, since the bacteria appear to respond readily to changes in diet at this ... Read more...

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Now, 3D printers to print tiny robotic insects


July 17th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): 3D printers could soon create the perfect insect wing, a feat perfected by nature over millennia.The Pentagon's Defense Advance Projects Research Agency (DARPA) is in need of micro-aircraft ... Read more...

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NASA Discovered Giant Propellers In Saturn Rings


July 12th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has discovered giant propeller-shaped structures in the rings of Saturn and the NASA officials suggest that the propellers are created by a new class of ... Read more...

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NASA Rover finds clue to Mars past


June 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favourable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four ... Read more...

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Lazy crows pitch in when hardworking birds become handicapped


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Scrounging crows start contributing to group efforts when hardworking birds become handicapped, according to a study.Carrion crows (Corvus corone) form stable groups that share the responsibilities of breeding ... Read more...

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NASA unveils compelling evidence of life on Mars


April 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): NASA has revealed compelling evidence of life on Mars.NASA's Spirit and Opportunity missions have disclosed signs of sulphates on Mars, which evidently means there could be water on ... Read more...

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Mathematical formula behind Hollywood hit


February 19th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): An expert is of the opinion that contemporary Hollywood filmmakers have mastered the art of grabbing viewers' attention with the correct lengths of each shot based on a ... Read more...

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1 cm craft could give early warning of fierce space storms


February 6th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A team of mechanical engineers has designed a 1-centimetre-square spacecraft that could give an early warning of dangerous space storms well before a conventional craft can.According to ... Read more...

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Scientists get an “Opportunity” to see interior of Mars


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is allowing scientists to get a glimpse into the interior of Mars.Perched on a rippled Martian plain, a dark rock not much ... Read more...

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Club-winged songbird’s vibrating feathers produce courtship song


November 11th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Club-winged manakins might not use their specialised feathers for flying, but when it comes to courting a potential mate they can be music to the ears, say researchers ... Read more...

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‘Time telescope’ could boost up long-distance communications


September 29th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): If scientists have their way, then a "telescope" that can magnify time could soon dramatically increase the amount of data that can be sent through fibre optic cables, ... Read more...

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Former PIO G.S. Bhargava dead


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.22 (ANI): Former Principal Information Officer (PIO) to the Government of India, G.S. Bhargava, died in the capital on Tuesday. He was 85. He was unwell and undergoing treatment for ... Read more...

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Dogs may have not become “man’s best friend” in East Asia


August 4th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): In a new DNA study, scientists have found that domestic dogs originated from Eurasian gray wolves sometime between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago, which raises doubt on ... Read more...

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Hungry bacteria may have made Earth hospitable to life 2.5 billion years ago


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new analysis has led scientists to determine that hungry nickel-grabbing bacteria could have caused the surge in atmospheric oxygen 2.5 billion years ago that made Earth ... Read more...

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Online stock market game may help predict eco disasters


December 13th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): An online stock market game could be used to forecast the availability of water, as well as predict eco disasters more accurately than the best computer models ... Read more...

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Soil may release less CO2 than expected due to global warming


November 18th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study of Australian soils has indicated that as the climate warns, soils may not release as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as predictions have suggested.According to ... Read more...

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Dwarf planets body parts litter outer solar system


October 16th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): It has been found that the body parts of the dwarf planet Haumea keep turning up in new places throughout the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy ... Read more...

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Honeybees decode the waggle dance by applying simple maths


October 6th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Honeybees do a waggle dance to guide other hive-mates towards nectar-rich flowers, and scientists have now revealed that the bees in the hive actually apply maths to ... Read more...

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Elephants powerful rumbles act as GPS to keep herds together


September 12th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that elephants have their own global positioning system (GPS), in the form of powerful rumbles, which are mostly too low in pitch ... Read more...

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Elephants are whizkids at basic maths


August 21st, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 21 (ANI): Elephants can sum small numbers with almost 90 per cent accuracy, says a researcher.Naoko Irie of the University of Tokyo in Japan has revealed that an ... Read more...

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Birds singing ability may indicate their intellectual prowess


August 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 17 (ANI): Male zebra finches with the sweetest song are more likely to win females because singing ability advertises intellectual prowess, say researchers. Neeltje Boogert, a researcher at McGill ... Read more...

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Do honeybees have a sense of imagination?


June 25th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): New research conducted by researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has sparked a debate on whether the findings of the two decades old 'lake experiment' ... Read more...

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Boomerangs work in space through uneven forces


March 25th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
London, March 25 (ANI): The phenomenon of boomerangs working in space the same way they do on Earth, has been attributed to uneven forces which are exerted by the air the ... Read more...

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Failed experiment leads to confirming theory about dwindling number of cosmic rays


March 19th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, March 19 (ANI): The High Resolution Flys Eye (HiRes) cosmic-ray observatory in Utah, which had earlier captured tell-tale signs of cosmic rays, has got a negative result after some experiments, ... Read more...

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Now, cyber bugs that can be used for spying into enemy territory


March 7th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Scientists are all set to insert micro-systems into living insects, so that they can be used to spy on the enemy.Inspired by Thomas Easton's 1990 novel "Sparrowhawk", ... Read more...

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New secrets of Saturn’s rings revealed


November 14th, 2007 - 2:27 am ICT by admin
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