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New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals


September 13th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Swiss and US scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive device to detect the tiniest traces of heavy metals in drinking water and fish, which could be over ... Read more...

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‘Rubber band electronics’ will cut hospital visits


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) 'Rubber band electronics' will enable seamless integration of monitoring devices with the human body to track a patient's vital signs and transmit them to doctors, making ... Read more...

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Terahertz invisibility cloak created


April 28th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new kind of cloaking material that can render objects invisible in the terahertz range has been created by researchers at Northwestern University.Though this design can't translate into ... Read more...

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How natural disasters, political unrest affect Internet usage


April 5th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study on natural disasters and political unrest has provided unique insight into the effects they have on the Internet.Researchers at Northwestern University analysed data from the recent ... Read more...

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New switching device to help build an ultrafast quantum Internet


March 11th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A device created by researchers at Northwestern University is a practical step toward creating a network that takes advantage of the mysterious and powerful world of quantum mechanics.Thanks ... Read more...

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New curvilinear camera adds a zoom to the ‘human eye’


January 18th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Researchers have developed a curvilinear camera that mimics the human eye, but has the added feature of zooming.Scientists from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois in the ... Read more...

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Celeb whose tweets influenced news stories in 2010


January 9th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has found that tweets from celebrities like Conan O'Brian, sometimes beat out news organizations and reigned as Twitter's top influencers on big news stories."The ... Read more...

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World’s 1st high performance infrared camera created


December 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Northwestern University have created world's first high performance infrared camera based on Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices.It produces much higher resolution images than previous infrared cameras.The long ... Read more...

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Cheek swab may spot lung cancer


October 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): Scientists have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology.The study has been conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Potential new method for early lung cancer detection


October 6th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): Scientists have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology.The study has been conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Popular Twitter celebs ‘hold no influence’ online


September 25th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): If you thought Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears were the most influential people on Twitter with an ever-increasing list of followers, then you are wrong, ... Read more...

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Log on to www.pulseofthetweeters.com to know Twitter’s most influential people


September 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): If you thought Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears were the most influential people on Twitter with an ever-increasing list of followers, then you are wrong, ... Read more...

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World’s thinnest material could come in handy as dispersing agent


June 15th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new properties of graphene oxide, which could see the material being used as a dispersing agent for insoluble materials, like carbon nanotubes.Graphene oxide is a ... Read more...

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Terror-related security in New York under-funded: Study


May 6th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 6 (ANI): Research shows New York is getting less Homeland Security funding than other American cities.The Northwestern University study suggests that New York City appears under-funded for protection against ... Read more...

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Mussel-inspired “glue” shows promise in fetal membrane repair


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Mussels' ability to stick to surfaces under wet conditions has inspired a sealant that could repair defects in human fetal membranes, according to a recent Northwestern University study.During ... Read more...

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New laser that generates more light than heat


January 12th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the Northwestern University have broken new ground by creating compact, mid-infrared laser diodes which emit more light than heat.The findings of the study, led by Manijeh ... Read more...

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Scientists find an easy way to examine world’s thinnest material


December 24th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Scientists at Northwestern University, US, have used the dye fluorescein as an easy way to examine the thinnest material in the world.Jiaxing Huang, assistant professor of materials science ... Read more...

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Scientists achieve breakthrough in quantum cascade laser output power


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have achieved a breakthrough in quantum cascade laser output power, delivering 120 watts from a single device at room temperature.The results are particularly attractive for ... Read more...

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Here’s how Einstein, Darwin would use e-mail


September 26th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): The way Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin wrote letters in a pattern similar to the way people use e-mail today, according to a Northwestern University study.Published in ... Read more...

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Emails, letters written the same way: Study


September 26th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Letter writers of yore had some of the same correspondence patterns as e-mail users today. A new Northwestern University study of human behaviour has determined that those who wrote ... 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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Nanodiamond-insulin clusters hold promise for wound healing


July 28th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Previous studies have identified insulin as an important new weapon for fighting infection and healing wounds. Now, using tiny nanodiamonds, researchers at Northwestern University have shown an innovative ... Read more...

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New finding holds hope for muscle movements in paralysed people


April 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Grasping a glass or throwing a baseball could be an arduous task for the arm with over 30 muscles working in tandem. But now, researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Optical techniques continue showing promise in early pancreatic cancer detection


March 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Optical techniques developed by Northwestern University researchers has shown further promise in detecting the presence of pancreatic cancer through analysis of neighbouring tissue in the duodenum, part ... Read more...

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Technology isn”t changing our social networks, but reinforcing them


February 14th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Scientists have finally turned to the Internet to study why people create and maintain social networks, as it has made it possible to research such issues on ... Read more...

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Soon, a neighbourhood watch to detect and report Internet network problems


November 25th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University say that they have devised a way to detect and report in real time ... Read more...

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Making electronics with a twist


November 20th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Researchers have made electronics that can bend, stretch and now twist as well, considered the ultimate in the subject.Yonggang Huang, professor of civil engineering at Northwestern University's McCormick ... Read more...

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How do people respond to e-mails?


November 20th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Over the last decade the e-mail has grown from a novelty into a necessity. But how do people respond to e-mails? Do they respond to the most important ... Read more...

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Scientists create electronics with a twist, literally


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have developed electronics that not only can be bended or stretched, but can also be twisted, which could pave the way for new flexible sensors, transmitters, ... Read more...

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Nanodiamond drug device may transform conventional cancer treatment


October 3rd, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have developed a biomedical device made of nanodiamonds that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumours have been ... Read more...

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New radiation resistant materials would help crafts on long space missions


June 11th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at Northwestern University in the US have developed new transistors that hold up well when exposed to radiation, which could prove helpful on long space missions.These ... Read more...

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New infrared imager may provide for perfect night vision


June 2nd, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University have invented a high-performance infrared imager that looks at wavelengths ... Read more...

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Efficiency of infrared lasers doubled by US researchers


May 20th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers at the Center for Quantum Devices at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University in the US have recently doubled the efficiency of infrared lasers.The ... Read more...

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Heres how you can get rid of the tiring Internet jam


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Sick and tired of your slow Internet connection? Well, heres the culprit whos responsible for 70 percent of the jam - Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services, which connect ... Read more...

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New coating strategy may lead to improved solar cells


February 24th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new anode coating strategy that significantly enhances the efficiency of solar energy power conversion, which may lead to improved ... Read more...

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