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Delhi government to ban plastic bags


September 11th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital."Any kind of plastic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New device to catalyse faster data processing


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A new optical device, tiny enough to fit millions on a computer chip, could catalyse faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers. The "passive optical diode" ... Read more...

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Bone-like material created with 3D printer


December 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) It looks, feels and acts like a real bone -- but it has come off from an inkjet printer. Washington State University researchers have used a ... Read more...

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Flouting Punjab’s polythene law could land you in jail


April 16th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) The manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags made of virgin plastic in Punjab will get tougher from May 1. Rigorous imprisonment up to three months ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

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Government mandates plastic bags of 40 microns thickness


February 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking the fight against polluting plastic a step further, the environment ministry Monday notified that plastic carry bags should be of a minimum thickness of 40 microns ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New technique that makes LEDs more efficient developed


January 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), thus making it more efficient.LED lighting relies on the gallium nitride (GaN) thin films ... Read more...

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34,000-year-old life found trapped in salt crystals


January 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have found 34,000-year-old bacteria trapped inside tiny bubbles of salt crystals that could be the oldest living organisms on Earth, according to a report in the latest ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New lab-on-a-chip blood testing device gives results in less than 30 mins


January 10th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): University of Rhode Island engineers have invented a new blood testing device, which uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device and provides results in less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Camera chip offers hope to people with blindness-linked condition


October 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of genetic eye conditions that leads to incurable blindness.A tiny array of light-sensing diodes brought-back a ... Read more...

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Silicon ‘can radically increase capacity of lithium-ion batteries’


October 14th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists have found that silicon can radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries."The anode, or negative, side of today's batteries is made ... Read more...

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Space technology-inspired high-resolution X-ray camera to help dentists


October 12th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A Swedish company has taken inspiration from an advanced technique used for miniaturising space hardware to make a visit to the dentist a little more comfortable.The tiny new ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for pollution-free electricity production


October 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified new properties in a material that could result in efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells for pollution-free electricity production.The discovery by physicists at Rutgers University ... Read more...

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Microneedles to deliver flu shots in the future?


July 20th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers are trying to find ways of making the delivery of vaccines more convenient. They are looking at ways of delivering vaccines to people’s homes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plastics may one day power your laptop!


June 26th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new research has indicated that instead of dumping plastics, they could be recycled to make useful products such as rechargeable cell phone or laptop batteries and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Charging your iPod by running


April 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): If you've forgotten to charge your iPod and a power plug is nowhere in sight, a simple run could help you get out of the trouble - if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a brain-recording device that melts into place


April 19th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A newly developed brain implant can essentially melt into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface.The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian firms may bid for world’s finest ever bale of wool


March 9th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 9 (IANS) Indian companies are expected to bid for an ultra fine bale of wool when it goes under the hammer in this Australian city next week, a media report ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke hazards in bars, restaurants


February 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study by the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) has found that concentrations of secondhand tobacco smoke inhaled in smoking rooms of restaurants and bars are remarkably ... Read more...

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Stem cell capsules may help mend broken bones


February 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 16 (ANI): French and Australian scientists have come up with a new way of delivering stem cells that could one day lead to a single injection to mend broken or ... Read more...

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Haryana significantly curtails plastic use


February 4th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) The Haryana government has imposed a complete ban on the use of polythene bags made of virgin or recycled plastic with a thickness of less than 40 microns ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New palm-sized adhesive device can make you Spider Man!


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Your dream of scaling up the wall just like web slinging superhero Spider Man may soon be a reality, thanks to Cornell researchers who have developed an adhesive ... Read more...

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New device could make production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient


January 8th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield, UK, has developed an innovative device that will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient.The research ... Read more...

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Plastic industry supports jail for law-breaking units


January 6th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) The plastic industry is willing to support any government initiative aimed at evolving a consensus on deterrent punishment for those who manufacture plastic carrybags of less than 20 ... Read more...

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Herschel Space Observatory sheds new light on how stars and galaxies are made


December 19th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 19 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a preview of the first science results from the Herschel Space Observatory, which would provide valuable new information about how stars ... 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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Femtosecond comb lasers help formation flying in space


October 4th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 4 (ANI): Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have helped to establish that femtosecond comb lasers can provide accurate measurement of absolute distance in formation flying space missions.NPL, along ... Read more...

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Himachal imposes complete ban on polythene bags


October 2nd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Friday imposed a complete ban on use of polythene bags, Environment Minister J.P. Nadda said. "A total ban on the use of plastic bags would be implemented ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists develop method to create glass objects using conventional 3-D printer


September 25th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A team of engineers and artists working at the University of Washington's (UW's) Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory has developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New blast-proof glass would be less vulnerable to small-scale explosions


September 11th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): University of Missouri (MU) researchers are developing and testing a new type of blast-proof glass that will be thinner, lighter and less vulnerable to small-scale explosions."Currently, blast-resistant window ... Read more...

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Delhi government warns shopkeepers still using plastic bags


August 26th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Faced with widespread disregard of its ban on plastic bags, the Delhi government reiterated its order Wednesday and warned violators that they faced punishment. The government had banned ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Painless ‘microneedle’ patch may end jab fear


August 20th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a painless patch that may someday make hypodermic needles as well as annual flu shots a thing of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silver nanoparticles reveal brilliant dyes used in ancient microscopic artwork


August 17th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and elsewhere are treating microscopic artwork from as far back as ancient Egypt with silver nanoparticles to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fungal pathogen inside us can be bisexual


August 13th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Candida albicans, the most common human fungal pathogen, can be bisexual too, according to the latest research. Brown University (BU) researchers have determined that Candida albicans pursues both ... Read more...

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Swine flu causes panic buying of masks in Delhi


August 11th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With swine flu spreading panic, face masks are flying off the shelf at pharmacy shops in the capital. Chemists say they are not getting fresh supplies as ... Read more...

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