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Education tool that understands child’s needs and abilities


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 16 (IANS) Edualert, a US-based Education Management Company with an avowed aim to revolutionise the education system in India, has just launched a new education tool, Learn 360, ... Read more...

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Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kennedy was not interested in space travel


September 13th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former US president John F. Kennedy was initially very hesitant about space travel, and could not be convinced that all rockets were not a waste of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cambridge loses No.1 spot to MIT


September 11th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Cambridge has slipped from the number one spot in the prestigious world ranking of universities after being overtaken by America's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).MIT is ... Read more...

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Raghuram Rajan takes over as Chief Economic Advisor


August 29th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Raghuram G Rajan, former IMF chief economist, took charge as chief economic adviser (CEA) in the finance ministry Wednesday."I am glad to be here," ... Read more...

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Penny-sized thrusters developed to propel nanosats


August 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could soon power the movement of tiny satellites or nanosats in orbit.The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate ... Read more...

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Scientists design earthworm-like robot


August 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers have engineered a soft robot that inches ahead with earthworm-like peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body.The robot, made almost entirely of ... Read more...

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Laser system can see what’s behind walls


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The erratic behaviour of photons zooming around and bouncing off objects and walls inside a room inspired researchers to combine them with advanced optics to enable ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flatworm may help battle eye diseases


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The planarian flatworm, which is able to recreate missing parts of its body, is being studied intensely by researchers who believe the worm could hold the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Solar system like ours discovered


July 26th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A solar system arranged just like our own has been discovered a thousand light years from the Earth, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.The planets, captured by ... Read more...

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Four young Indian-American scientists honoured by Obama


July 24th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Four Indian-American researchers figure among 96 named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More IITs may go against common entrance test


June 9th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay are likely to emulate Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur which has decided to hold its own entrance test after ... Read more...

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Here comes ‘7 Notes to Infinity’, film on Indian classical music


June 8th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) "7 Notes to Infinity", a 60-minute documentary on Indian classical music, will be premiered here on the eve of World Music Day - June 20.Directed by ... Read more...

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Lowly yoghurt could boost male virility too


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Eating probiotic yoghurt calms upset tummies and does more besides - it could boost your virility as well, say scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read more...

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NASA’s Spitzer detects light of alien ‘Super-Earth’


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time."Spitzer has amazed us yet again," said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists think up way to beat smart hackers


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.A ... Read more...

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GST can boost economic growth by 1.5 percent: Adi Godrej


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost economic growth by around 1.5 percent, Adi Godrej, president of the Confederation of Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

20 Indian geeks to flag innovations at EmTech


March 26th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) About 20 Indian whiz kids will showcase their innovations in diverse fields, including a special shoe for the visually impaired, at the fourth Emerging Technologies (EmTech) ... Read more...

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6 MIT scientists to address EmTech India in Bangalore


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Six outstanding scientists and researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including two Indian Americans, will participate in the fourth emerging technologies conference of MIT Technology ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... Read more...

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Robot makes speed record


March 6th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah has set a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 29 kmph on a treadmill in ... Read more...

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Interactive computer acts like real teacher


March 4th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An interactive computer is about to revolutionise teaching by being able to read and respond to a variety of human emotions that afflict students - as ... Read more...

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Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ restores memory


March 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) An enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories, says a new research.Furthermore, ... Read more...

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Global warming to flood low lying areas more frequently


February 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Projected increases in sea-levels and storm intensities triggered by climate change is likely to flood low lying areas more frequently, a study reveals. Researchers from Princeton ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Traces of rare earth element detected in stars


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have detected traces of a rare earth element, tellurium, in three ancient stars located a few thousand light years away, a study reveals.Traces of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple criticized for the state of its Chinese factories


January 27th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Apple has been criticized after the alleged condition of its workers in China was reported by the New York Times. The newspaper claims that the California tech ... Read more...

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How viruses con bugs into working for them


January 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Some of the viruses are real con artists. They trick new bugs with genetic material filched from their previous bacterial hosts into working for them, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How birds avoid hitting trees


January 25th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Birds don't have to bother about overcrowded roads, but they do stick to a speed limit to avoid hitting trees or other objects.Researchers from the Massachusetts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Our brain can tell real face from imitations


January 10th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Both the right and the left sides of the brain work together to tell a real face from a facial imitation, says a study co-authored by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Intel-powered smartphone, tablet to enter market in 2012


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Dec 22 (IANS) Smartphones and tablets running Intel's chips will enter the mobile market early next year, posing a challenge to the dominance of Apple's iPhone and iPad, ... Read more...

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A cheaper, simpler way to tap solar energy


December 7th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists in the US have found a novel way to concentrate the sun's heat without using mirrors, potentially enabling a simpler and cheaper way to harness ... Read more...

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Software tweaks to make undersea robots smarter


December 5th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) A cutting edge software, developed and tested by naval scientists, can help undersea robots become smarter at surveying large swathes of the ocean."Using the new algorithms, ... Read more...

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Prejudice rooted in survival instincts of man


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) Prejudice is a trait that might be rooted in sheer survival as our ancestors avoided outsiders who might have been carriers of disease or plague, reveals ... Read more...

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