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New laser can detect roadside bombs


September 18th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Lasers may pick out roadside bombs and help in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often used by terrorists, new research says.Marcos Dantus, chemistry professor at ... Read more...

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Super microscope helps pinpoint our immunity ’switch’


June 6th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed the exact molecular 'switch' which spurs T-cells into activating our immune system against the invasion of germs, thanks to the only super microscope ... Read more...

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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

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Engineers invent lens for 3D microscope


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Engineers have designed a lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image. Other 3D microscopes ... Read more...

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Cellular images now captured in 3D


March 6th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers can now peer right into cellular processes and that too in 3D, thanks to an amazing microscope. The microscopy technique takes images at high speed, ... Read more...

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NASA scientist finds ‘worm-like alien life form in meteorite’


March 6th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Maybe this is what an alien really looks like - a worm-like bacteria.NASA scientist Dr Richard Hoover claims to have found life form, which may explain how life ... Read more...

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New microscope helps create dazzling 3-D movies of live cells


March 5th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have invented a new microscope that will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light to peer ... Read more...

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World’s most powerful microscope could ’solve the cause of viruses’


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering have created a microscope that has created a new world record for the smallest object the eye can ... Read more...

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ATM machines as ‘dirty as public toilets’


January 11th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): New tests have suggested that cash machines are as dirty as public toilets because they carry bacteria that can cause sickness and diarrhoea.In England, experts took swabs from ... 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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‘Smooth muscles’ play major role in heart problems, stroke


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Scottish scientists have found the causes of serious conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.The researchers are investigating the role of "smooth" muscles, which are found ... Read more...

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New species of squid discovered in southern Indian Ocean


November 16th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists discovered a new species of squid during a research cruise in the southern Indian Ocean.It was found during the analysis of 7,000 samples gathered during last year's ... Read more...

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Getting rid of basic obstacle brings invisibility cloak closer to reality


August 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): By overcoming a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials", researchers have come closer to optical technologies, including ultra-powerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.The metamaterials have ... 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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World’s smallest, lightest telemedicine microscope invented


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Aydogan Ozcan, a UCLA engineer, has created a miniature microscope, the world's smallest and lightest for telemedicine applications.The microscope builds on imaging technology known as LUCAS (Lensless Ultra-wide-field ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest, lightest microscope designed


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) A miniature lensless microscope, the world's smallest and lightest - weighing only 46 grams - was created by an engineer for telemedicine applications. The microscope builds on imaging technology ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles may help destroy cancer cells


February 5th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University have come up with a new technique to isolate cancer cells and destroy them with tiny explosions.They used lasers to make "nanobubbles" by ... Read more...

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First-of-its-kind microscope to lead to better solar cells


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A team of scientists from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) are all set to build a first-of-its-kind microscope that could ultimately help in the development of better ... Read more...

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Aussie scientists find HIV reservoir in the brain


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): Aussie scientists have discovered that the brain also acts as a key "reservoir" for HIV, a finding that may be a serious threat to the search for a ... Read more...

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Arctic could teem with life by 2030 due to global warming


July 9th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have said that as global warming removes the Arctic's icy lid, the region is expected to teem with life by the year 2030. ... Read more...

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Pak Police poorly trained, ill equipped to handle Taliban onslaught


July 6th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 6 (ANI): The Pakistani police force is underpaid, poorly trained and ill-equipped to handle the Taliban onslaught, as the army drives them from their strongholds in Swat and surrounding ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil simpler-to-manufacture ‘broadband’ cloaking technology


May 21st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Purdue University researchers claim that they have created a new type of invisibility cloak that works for all colors of the visible spectrum, making it possible to cloak ... Read more...

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How bacteria inhale toxic metals and exhale oxygen


March 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University in the US were able to see how some common soil bacteria inhale toxic metals and ... Read more...

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Cell phones can now monitor HIV and malaria patients” conditions


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): After talking the world of communication by storm, cell phones are now set to revolutionise the field of medicine as well. Scientists at the University of California, Los ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift believes the MTV VMAs were more of sex than music


September 17th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): American country music star Taylor Swift has revealed that the recent MTV Video Music Awards had been a little too saucy for her liking.Even though she was ... Read more...

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Bioengineers develop ‘microscope on a chip’


July 29th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) California Institute of Technology researchers have miniaturised microscope small enough to sit on a fingertip, but with the magnifying power of its high-resolution counterparts. The "microscopic microscope" operates ... Read more...

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iPod-sized microscope may revolutionise disease diagnosis


July 29th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a pocket-sized microscope that may prove useful for diagnosing diseases like malaria in the developing world. ... Read more...

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The worlds smallest chessboard that was created between heartbeats!


April 30th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 30 (ANI): A Russian man worked between his heartbeats for six months to create the smallest chess game in the world.This microscopic chess set is equivalent to a ... Read more...

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New technology to get 3-D view of neurons developed


April 28th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 28 (ANI): It will soon be possible for researchers to look at neurons from all sides, for a new technique has been developed which combines a fast-moving laser ... Read more...

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New technique allows 3-D peek at neurons


April 28th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A new technique combining a fast-moving laser beam with a special microscope to look at tissues in different optical planes will enable scientists to get a 3-D view ... Read more...

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First 30,000 pages of online encyclopedia unveiled


February 26th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): The first 30,000 pages of the online Encyclopedia of Life have been unveiled at the prestigious Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference in Monterey, California on Feb 27.The ... Read more...

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Scientists build 3-D semiconductor structure that bends light the ‘wrong’ way


November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
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