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New material can help extract ketchup easily


November 13th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) A slippery material that causes water, oil and even jam to slide off easily could also help extract the last drops of ketchup out of its ... Read more...

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Looking through telescopes, lenses with more clarity


May 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Looking through optical instruments like telescopes and eyeglasses could be improved considerably using a highly refined device, diamond aerogel, that researchers here have created.Aerogels are among ... Read more...

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New surgical tool peers into heart non invasively


March 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside patients' hearts non invasively, enabling more efficient diagnosis and treatment of irregular heart beats known as ... Read more...

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Steel-like ‘tough and strong’ amorphous ‘glassy’ metal developed


January 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed an extremely tough amorphous material that could eventually replace steel in buildings, cars or bridges.A metal alloy masquerading as a glass is the first material ... Read more...

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Tiny gold and silver nanoparticles could revolutionize optics


December 4th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists in the US and Mexico have created tiny spherical particles of gold and silver that are more than 100 million times smaller than the gold and silver ... Read more...

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Graphene to pave way for development of advanced touch screens


May 31st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): A team of American and Israeli researchers has come up with a new method for the production of bulk quantities of one-atom-thick sheets of carbon called graphene, a ... Read more...

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Scientists harvest waste energy to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel


March 12th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that materials scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have designed a way to harvest small amounts of waste energy and harness them to turn water into ... Read more...

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2-D graphene quilt offers new microelectronic possibilities


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University, US, have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for ... Read more...

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Brittle materials can be made stronger by shrinking them to nanoscale size


February 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have determined that some notoriously brittle materials can be made stronger by simply reducing them to nanoscale size.The work, by ... Read more...

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Snail shell could be used as model for better armor for soldiers and vehicles


January 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 19 (ANI): In a new research, a team of materials scientists has found new facts about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor, which could help scientists design ... Read more...

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Scientists create artificial leaf that can make green hydrogen


January 11th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): Reports indicate that materials scientists have created an artificial leaf that can harness light to split water and generate hydrogen.Plant leaves have evolved over millions of years to ... Read more...

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New thin film insulator could pave way for energy-efficient displays


November 10th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A material, called solution-deposited beta-alumina-traditionally used as an electrical conductor, could be turned into a thin film insulator which could be used in e-book readers and other energy-efficient ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new technique for glass creation


November 5th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Harvard University's materials scientists have come up with what they believe is a new and better way to model the formation of glasses, a type of amorphous solid ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist’s supercomputer can perform 28.16 trillion calculations per second


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin has created a new supercomputer, called Cystorm, which can carry out 28.16 trillion calculations per second.Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, was developed by ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist proposes ‘green’ system for generating and distributing energy


August 16th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 16 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin has determined that a highly efficient system for generating and distributing energy is lean, mean and green - and could be as close ... Read more...

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Scientists use camera flash to turn insulating material into conductor


August 13th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Can camera flash actually turn an insulating material into a conductor? Yes, if Northwestern University researchers are to be believed.Lead researcher Jiaxing Huang, assistant professor of materials science ... Read more...

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Just add titanium for ’super-tough’ spider silk


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that by adding the metal titanium, spider silk can be made super tough, in fact 10 times as hard to snap.The ... Read more...

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Sunlight used to turn CO2, water vapour into natural gas


February 6th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 6 (ANI): Materials scientists at Pennsylvania State University in University Park have successfully used sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water vapour into a range of fuels faster than ... Read more...

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IBM to build computers circuits that mimic brains


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 22 (ANI): An Indian-origin IBM expert has revealed that the company is all set to lead a U.S. Government-funded research project that aims at inventing electronic circuits that mimic ... Read more...

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Green nanoparticle can deliver and track drugs


November 19th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A green nanoparticle designed by researchers is proving to be an effective delivery vehicle for both therapeutic drugs and fluorescent dyes that can track them. An interdisciplinary group ... Read more...

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Titanium could get eco-friendly role as antiwear additive for engine oils


July 24th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Titanium, a protean element with applications from pigments to aerospace alloys, could get a new role as an environmentally friendly additive for automotive oil, thanks to work ... Read more...

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Scientists mimic bacteria to produce magnetic nanoparticles


April 15th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have mimicked bacteria to produce magnetic nanoparticles that could be used for drug targeting and delivery in magnetic inks and high-density memory devices, or as magnetic ... Read more...

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