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Scientists in Singapore shrink Playboy centerfold to the width of a human hair


August 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Singapore, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Singapore have come up with a device that has shrunk the playboy picture to the size of a human hair. The researchers printed a picture ... Read more...

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Scientists in Singapore shrink Playboy centerfold to width of human hair


August 15th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Singapore Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In Singapore, a scientist shrunk a playboy centre fold photograph to a width of human hair. The photo was printed out and when it came out it ... Read more...

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3.3 million killed by wildfire smoke between 1997-2006


February 21st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Smoke from landscape fires caused the deaths of more than 3.3 million people worldwide between 1997 and 2006, according to a new study.The hardest hit were ... Read more...

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3-tier chips to drive more powerful computing


January 25th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Scientists are developing a chip with three or more processors stacked vertically to ensure an unprecedented speed, memory and calculating power, better functionality and wireless connectivity, ... Read more...

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German scientists create the world’s smallest steam engine


December 13th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stuttgart, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of German scientists have come out with the world’s tiniest steam engine which is just a few micrometers long. The steam engine, regarded as one ... Read more...

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Chronic inhalation of polluted air ‘can lead to inflammation, heart risk’


April 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A study led by an Indian origin scientist, has suggested that chronic inhalation of polluted air triggers the release of white blood cells that leads to inflammation and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New software makes future electric cars closer to reality


March 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists are coming up with new software that would help speed up the process of development of future electric cars.Lack of charging stations and limited battery life have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, blast-resistant glass that can withstand force of explosion


December 10th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): To withstand the force of an explosion, earthquake, or hurricanes winds, a team of engineers from the University of Missouri and the University of Sydney in Australia are ... Read more...

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Soon, a ‘USB’ for medical diagnosis


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices.They hope that the ... Read more...

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Eggshells could help combat climate change, say Indian scientists


October 27th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Indian researchers say that the food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help combat climate change.Basab Chaudhuri of the University of ... Read more...

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Mouse brain viewed in sharpest detail ever


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): An online atlas of an ultra-high-resolution mouse brain offers the most detailed magnetic resonance images ever obtained of a mammalian brain.In a typical clinical MRI scan, each pixel ... Read more...

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Method to enhance solar energy found


September 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): MIT chemical engineers have found that by using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms) solar energy can be concentrated 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell.Such ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new method to heat water in ‘nano bathtubs’


July 31st, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists at the US Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs" ... Read more...

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Scientists crack some secrets of Mona Lisa


July 18th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers say they have discovered some new secrets of the famous Mona Lisa paintings. The scientists say they studied seven of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings in ... Read more...

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French Scientists Crack Secrets Of The Purportedly Inscrutable Mona Lisa


July 18th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The inscrutable beam of Mona Lisa continues to represent a piece of inscrutability for many observers. Nonetheless, the French scientists have now mentioned that ... Read more...

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Scientists Crack Secrets Of Flawless Mona Lisa Painting


July 18th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The enigmatic smile of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "Mona Lisa" that has left almost all the artist and portrait lovers in the world with ... Read more...

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Why Leonardo Da Vinci’s faces were so perfect


July 16th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists may have unlocked the mystery behind Leonardo Da Vinci's perfect faces, like the Mona Lisa.Philippe Walter, of the Laboratoire du Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des ... Read more...

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New method to detect tumours faster


June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden are working to considerably speed up cancer diagnosis.They have developed a microscope head with a diameter of ... Read more...

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Soon, crash helmet that will smell after cracks develop on it


June 8th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A typical cycling crash helmet would now smell as soon as it starts developing cracks, thanks to a new process developed by German scientists.The technique has been ... Read more...

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Physicists prove Einstein wrong by measuring speed in Brownian particles


May 21st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Even a genius like Einstein could go wrong - physicists have proved that with the observation of instantaneous velocity in Brownian particles.Mark Raizen, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation ... Read more...

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Melting icebergs causing sea level rise


April 29th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that ice floating in the polar oceans is melting, causing sea levels to rise. The research is the first assessment of how quickly floating ice ... Read more...

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New approach to trapping sunlight with silicon nanowires


March 5th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are developing a new approach, which would use silicon nanowires to better trap sunlight for future renewable green energy ... Read more...

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New material leads way for pressure-sensitive mobile devices


February 9th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A UK firm has come up with a material that exploits a quantum physics trick, which could lead to the development of handheld devices with pressure-sensitive touch-screens and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New video reveals how Webb Telescope’s MIRI detectors work


December 30th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new short video that shows what the James Webb Space Telescope's MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument) detectors are all about and what they can ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind brain metastases of cancer identified


December 21st, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists from LMU Munich have identified a mechanism behind brain metastases of cancer patients.Led by neurologist Dr. Frank Winkler, the research team followed, in real time, the steps ... Read more...

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Scientists use lasers to put a shine on metals


November 7th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany, have developed a way of automating the polishing work on metals, by using lasers.Polishing injection molds ... Read more...

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Nano-particle coating to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines


October 30th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nano-particle coating solution to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines.The nanoparticle-based coating, developed in the lab ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot double-layered dust disk orbiting distant star


September 25th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): By linking the twin, 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii, astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory discovered an extended, double-layered dust disk orbiting 51 Ophiuchi, a star that is ... Read more...

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Soon, metals might heal just like human skin


August 4th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Scientists are working on transferring the self-healing effect of human skin to materials, in the form of evenly distributed fluid-filled capsules into the electroplated layer of metals, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New nanoscale device can measure mass of single molecule


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have used nanoscale devices to develop a technique to determine the mass of a single molecule, in ... Read more...

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Reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health


May 29th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that shown that a biofuel eliminating even 10-percent of current gasoline pollutant emissions would have a beneficial impact on human health.While the focus ... Read more...

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Crab inspired self-healing car coating could repair scratches


March 13th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Direct sunlight might be bad for you, but it can do wonders to your car. Scientists have developed a new polyurethane material that heals its own scratches ... Read more...

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Studying aerosols may lead to improved climate predictions


January 17th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A NASA-led report issued by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program has determined that scientists need to study how aerosols affect climate in order to produce better ... Read more...

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Cyborg cockroaches can be made to power own electric brains


December 31st, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): In an experiment, scientists have shown how cockroaches can be made to power electronic chips placed inside them.Engineers have been attempting to gain control of insects ... 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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