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Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home


March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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Gigantic planets holding billions of tonnes of diamonds


December 6th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Recent findings have revealed that some stars in the Milky Way could be harbouring carbon super earths -- gigantic planets completely bereft of life but potentially ... Read more...

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‘Antimagnet’ could protect ships, people with pacemakers


September 26th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) A new type of an anti-magnet could protect a ship's hull from mines or allow patients with pacemakers or cochlear implants to use medical equipment.Take, for ... Read more...

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See the heart beating on this new MRI system!


April 21st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) In a major stride in cardiac research, German scientists have developed one of the world's most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems - nearly 150,000 times ... Read more...

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Light-induced magnetic effect ‘can produce solar power without solar cells’


April 20th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Newly observed magnetic effect induced by light can produce solar power making semiconductor-based solar cells redundant.According to scientists at the University of Michigan, a newly observed "dramatic and ... Read more...

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Humpback whales use unique compass mechanism for navigation


April 20th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humpback whales may have a unique compass mechanism, which helps them maintain remarkably straight movements for weeks across thousands of kilometres of ... Read more...

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New, ’smart’ solutions to drone out those annoying car noises


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): The droning of a car is just one of the annoying noises cars make but now 11 Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces to create the 'Adaptronics Alliance,' making ... Read more...

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Some sharks follow ‘mental map’ to navigate seas


March 10th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that some shark species are able to navigate to specific locations up to 50km away.Re-analysing tracking data from tagged sharks, ecologists found that ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER set to orbit Mercury


March 9th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): After passing Earth once and Venus twice, NASA's MESSENGER is now set to orbit the Solar System's innermost planet-Mercury.If everything goes as expected, the craft will reach its ... Read more...

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Some sharks navigate to specific locations up to 50km away: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): A new study has shown that some shark species are able to navigate to specific locations up to 50km away.Re-analysing tracking data from tagged sharks, ecologists found that ... Read more...

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No connection between superstorms and Earth’s magnetic fields: Experts


February 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): There's simply no established scientific connection between the concept of superstorms - and weather in general - and the Earth's magnetic fields, say experts.Some worriers say that these ... Read more...

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MRI scanner for wine could detect liquid explosives at airports


February 10th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Millions of air travellers who face restrictions in carrying liquids along with them are about to benefit from a device that was initially designed to scan the chemical ... Read more...

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Observing flares of ultraviolet light from Jupiter’s aurora


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists has reported that Jupiter's aurora often emits dramatic flares of ultraviolet light lasting several tens of seconds.Bonfond et al. capture high-time-resolution image sequences of the ... Read more...

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Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation key to treating brain disorders


January 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced by using magnetic stimulation.The study could mean use of cerebral stimulation ... Read more...

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Right nostril helps pigeons find their way home


January 28th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): It's the right nostril that helps pigeons navigate long distances of unfamiliar territory to find their way home, suggests a new study.Biologist Anna Gagliardo of the University of ... Read more...

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‘Breast on-a-chip’ to help experts in cancer research


January 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): With a large number of women nowadays getting breast cancer, developing methods for early diagnosis and subsequent treatment has been a major public health priority.Now, researchers at ... Read more...

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Why Sun’s outer atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than its surface


January 7th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have found the answer to one of the most long-standing mysteries of physics: Why the Sun's outer atmosphere or the corona, is millions of degrees hotter than ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in MRI allows brain scans more than 7 times faster


January 6th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): An international team of physicists and neuroscientists has made a breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that makes brain scanning more than 7 times faster.A physicist from the ... Read more...

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Carbon content of some comets may be lower than thought


December 14th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): The carbon content of some comets may be lower than previously estimated, suggests a new study.Using a comet as a far-flung laboratory, a Planetary Science Institute researcher has ... Read more...

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Intense solar activity in 2012 will trip mobile phones, GPS


December 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Experts predict the Northern Lights will be at their brightest in 50 years in 2012 and could cause disruption of mobile phones, Global Positioning Systems and even national ... Read more...

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First evidence of magnetic field ejected from a young star


November 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the first evidence of a magnetic field in a jet of material ejected from a young star.The find could eventually help scientists understand the nature ... Read more...

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Promising new cancer treatment ‘fries’ cells inside tumors


November 24th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a promising new cancer treatment called Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) that essentially "fries" cells inside tumors.The procedure has been used successfully in prostate, liver, ... Read more...

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Simultaneous signals from 2 pulsars heralds new era in radio astronomy


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Astronomers at ASTRON demonstrated the feasibility of a new receiver technology by simultaneously detecting the radio signals of two widely separated pulsars - the observation will have a ... Read more...

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Earth-like planets ‘may not be life-friendly’


November 7th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7(ANI): A new study has revealed that planets like the Earth that we thought could support life, might not be life-friendly, and lack a protective magnetic field.According to New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Gamma-ray bursts powered by strongest magnetic fields in universe


November 4th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Astronomers in the UK have seen the signature of a magnetar in 11 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) observed by the Swift satellite.The team, led by University of Leicester ... Read more...

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‘Speed gun’ for Earth’s insides developed


October 28th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): University of Bristol's scientists have claimed that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth and this technique will enable them to measure ... Read more...

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Indian neutrino lab to have world’s biggest magnet


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): India is set to start work on a 250-million-dollar underground laboratory, called the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO), which will be built in the Bodi West Hills Reserved Forest ... Read more...

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Giant Antarctic balloon detects mysterious ultra-high-energy cosmic rays


October 12th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) that makes use of thick Antarctic ice and a giant balloon has unexpectedly detected mysterious, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.ANITA is a radio wave ... Read more...

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Satellites harnessing solar winds can meet world’s energy needs100bn times over


September 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Bid adieu to wind power or conventional solar power, for scientists have suggested that the world's energy needs could be met 100 billion times over using a satellite ... Read more...

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Fuel-free space tethers to manoeuvre spacecraft in orbit


September 4th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A team at NASA is testing a chemical-free propulsion system that will use Earth's magnetic field to move satellites and spacecraft in orbit.Space tethers collect current when they ... Read more...

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Wonder conductors to keep your laptops and mobiles cooler


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): It's a common phenomenon for laptops and mobiles to become blisteringly hot after an hour or two of use, but a new wonder conductor could change all that.In ... Read more...

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‘Magnetar’ discovery challenges stellar evolution, black hole theory


August 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): A neutron star with a mighty magnetic field has challenged the theories about stellar evolution and the birth of black holes, according to astronomers.The "magnetar" lies in a ... Read more...

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Cosmic accelerators discovered in Milky Way


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): American and Japanese physicists have discovered evidence of "natural nuclear accelerators" at work in our Milky Way galaxy, based on an analysis of data from the world's largest ... Read more...

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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...

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Saturn’s auroral heartbeat discovered


August 5th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Uncovering what could be 'one of the most perplexing puzzles in planetary science', researchers at the University of Leicester have discovered that Saturn's aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet ... Read more...

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