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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...

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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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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Arctic Sea could become iceless by century-end


October 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The Arctic Sea could become iceless by the century-end, according to a chilling scenario forecast by the world's leading scientific institutes. Researchers from CNRS, Universite Joseph ... Read more...

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New tool can ensure better safety on planes


September 13th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed an instrument for fine tuning an airplane's digital flight-data recorder or "black box" so that it can pre-empt crashes and ensure greater safety ... Read more...

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Chennai innovator gives voice to the voiceless


August 26th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) After a master's from IIT-Madras, Ajit Narayanan headed to the US like many of his batchmates. But the entrepreneurial bug soon bit and he returned home. ... Read more...

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Egg-sized robots to monitor N-plants


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Now small, hen-egg sized robots, can directly monitor nuclear reactors and pinpoint corrosion.Being designed by Harry Asada, professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read more...

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Estrogen found to protect against gastric cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that estrogen protects women from the gastric inflammation that can lead to cancer. They are working on treatment that mimics estrogen's cancer-suppressing effects. ... Read more...

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MIT to set up institute in Russia


June 19th, 2011 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Russia's Skolkovo Foundation have signed an agreement to set up an institute at the "silicon valley" near Moscow.The ... Read more...

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Click people, not places, for memorable photos


May 25th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The most unforgettable photos are those that depict people, not static indoor scenes or landscapes, however beautiful or appealing they might be, a study suggests."Pleasantness ... Read more...

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Flatworm regenerates new body from single cell


May 13th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) A single adult cell from one of the most impressive masters of regeneration in the animal kingdom - the planarian - is all it takes to ... Read more...

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MIT nanoparticle takes advantage of tumors’ acidity to peel layers away


May 4th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-delivery nanoparticle developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hunts out the acidic environment that characterizes all cancer cells.Such particles could target nearly ... Read more...

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Astronomers unveil ’super-exotic’ exoplanet


April 29th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet - described as the densest known solid planet in existence.An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system.The ... Read more...

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Densest solid planet known ’super-exotic super-Earth’ unveiled


April 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet, which is the densest solid planet known.The planet, named 55 Cancri e, is 60 percent larger ... Read more...

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Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

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Fog harvesting draws inspiration from Namib beetle


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In the arid Namib desert on the west coast of Africa, the Namib beetle survives by collecting water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the ... Read more...

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‘Artificial leaf’ can power households cheaply


March 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The first practical 'artificial leaf', an advanced, next generation solar cell as big as a poker card, can produce power for households at a cheaper price.The ... Read more...

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Twitter, Facebook leave people ‘more lonely’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Social media leaves many people feeling lonely, alienated and dissatisfied with life, according to American author Sherry Turkle.In her new book 'Alone Together', Prof Turkle from Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Magnets could skew our sense of right, wrong


January 26th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to switch off your sense of right and wrong -- by using magnets. When special kinds of magnets are held up to a ... Read more...

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Facebook, Twitter demeaning human values: Scientist


January 24th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook could be downright anti-social, threatening to dominate our lives and making us less human, a researcher says. Prof. Sherry Turkle ... Read more...

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Online American courses becoming popular in China


January 15th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Online courses from top US universities are becoming popular among young Chinese who cannot afford to go overseas to study but still want to learn.According to the China ... Read more...

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Tata funds research project on water as auto fuel


December 31st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) India's top industrialist Ratan Tata has funded a research project in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to use hydrogen from water as an alternative fuel to drive ... Read more...

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