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Scientists stimulate self-healing process in defective plastics


April 6th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists have come up with elastic polymers that heal themselves to put an end to the growth of cracks.Indestructible things are a figment of the imagination of advertising. ... Read more...

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Role of motor protein in hearing loss revealed


March 7th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers have identified the role of tiny molecular motors in the hair cells of the inner ear.The vibrations felt by tiny molecular motors in the ... Read more...

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How fat cells respond to mechanical stress


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new method to look at how fat cells - which produce the fat in our bodies - respond to mechanical loads.This ... Read more...

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Shark inspired paint can cut down aviation costs


May 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) An innovative paint, inspired by shark scales, can reduce fuel consumption in airplanes and ships by minimising resistance in water or air. The scales of fast-swimming sharks have ... Read more...

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New sharkskin paint to lower planes’ fuel costs


May 21st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): German scientists have taken inspiration from sharkskin to develop a paint for airplanes and ships that not only lowers fuel costs but also brings down CO2 emissions.Scientists know ... Read more...

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Exercise may help in bone formation in osteoporosis


April 8th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) For osteoporosis patients who are unable to exercise, help may be on the way. Scientists have discovered how new therapies can trick bones into thinking they are getting ... Read more...

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Exercise pill for osteoporosis patients on the way


April 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered precisely how mechanical stress, such as exercise, promotes new bone growth, a discovery which could lead to the development of new drugs for osteoporosis patients ... 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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Non-lethal blast waves can cause brain injuries even without direct head impacts


August 27th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that non-lethal blast waves can cause human brain injury even without direct head impacts, which could lead to an enhanced understanding ... Read more...

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Scientists create soft and tough fibres that closely resemble biological tissue


May 16th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A group of Australian and Korean researchers have successfully used a robust network of DNA strands and carbon nanotubes to create supersoft sponge-like material whose mechanical properties closely ... Read more...

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Researchers develop artificial tissue that mimics real ones


May 16th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a unique, highly porous, sponge-like material whose properties mimic those of biological soft tissues. Australian and Korean researchers, led by Goeffrey M. Spinks, used DNA strands ... Read more...

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