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Coming soon: a pacemaker with no battery


September 4th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) An implantable pacemaker as tiny as a pinhead is set to revolutionise medicine with its big advantage. It is powered by radio waves from outside the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mars rover sends back human voice recording


August 28th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) The first recorded human voice that travelled from Earth to Mars and then back to Earth was released Monday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pre-historic fish had tiniest yet sharpest teeth


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) A long-extinct prehistoric fish had the sharpest teeth that have ever been recorded, even though they were only a millimetre in size.Scientists from Monash and Bristol ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New angiography technique a boon for many


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) At 55, Ratnesh Shah was suffering from frequent chest pain and was advised a coronary angiography -- which involves opening up blocked vessels. Unfortunately, both his ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New technique lights up tumour cells during surgery


September 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A technique which lights up tumour cells during surgery could help those who suffer from ovarian cancer. Now doctors may spot undetectable tumours measuring just a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Melting ice turning the earth obese


July 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland is swelling the volume of oceans, with the excess water gravitating towards the equator, fattening the planet in its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shanghai faces driest time in 138 years


May 31st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) Shanghai is undergoing its longest dry spell in 138 years since January, says Shanghai municipal meteorological bureau report.Urban areas have recorded just 132.9 millimetres of rainfall ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now, a foldable smartphone screen


May 15th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Mobile phone manufacturers have unsuccessfully tried to make smaller devices with bigger screen displays. But the sheer impossibility of creating a seamless screen nixed the idea ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scaffolding removed from Leaning Tower of Pisa after 20 years


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS/AKI) The Leaning Tower of Pisa has been freed from a scaffolding that covered it for the past 20 years, officials said.The 56-metre high world-famous monument is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melting glaciers on Arctic islands play major role in rise of sea level


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A study has found that melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s smallest engraving completed on the edge of a razor blade


February 11th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): The world's smallest engraving has been completed on the edge of a razor blade and it says 'Nothing is impossible'.Graham Short, from Birmingham, took around 150 attempts before ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A sneeze can contaminate surroundings for hours


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A single sneeze infests a room with deadly bugs and the contamination can last for hours. Microscopic droplets sneezed or coughed out float around the air in large ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US builder survives being shot in the face by nail gun


December 1st, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): An American man, who is a builder, has revealed the lucky escape he had when he was shot in the face by a nail gun.Victor Benavidez, 28, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neolithic engineers ‘used ball bearings in Stonehenge construction’


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Experts from the University of Exeter have claimed that Neolithic engineers might have used ball bearings in the construction of Stonehenge.They showed how balls placed in grooved wooden ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ashes: Challenged Johnson must try to retain Ponting’s faith


November 15th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.15 (ANI): As the Ashes loom next week, Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson faces a short-term challenge of retaining skipper Ricky Ponting's faith in his abilities to effectively get ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coming soon: Device that wakes up drivers snoozing at the wheel


November 11th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): In an aim to help keep drowsy drivers alert on the road, a team of German scientists have invented a built-in sensor that will sound an alarm the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Willy Wonka-style chewing gum may soon be a reality


October 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A UK scientist says he's on the brink of creating a Willy Wonka-style chewing gum that changes flavours as you chew.In the book 'Charlie And The Chocolate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Triple flavoured sticks of chewing gum in offing


October 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Researchers may have cracked the secret behind creating a sweet that replicates the taste of three food items in a chewing gum stick.Food scientist Dave Hart at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, view high-resolution images of Italian masterpieces online


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): High-resolution images of masterpieces from the Uffizi gallery in Florence, including works by Caravaggio and Leonardo Da Vinci have been put online by an Italian company.By zooming in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New treatment to banish gum disease in 5 hours


September 26th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): A remarkable treatment for gum disease that lasts four to five hours has offered new hope to those with dental woes.Gum disease, the primary cause of tooth loss, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Bumpy’ Sydney Cricket Ground getting a dream makeover to restore iconic status


September 21st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 21(ANI): Less than a month before the start of a new cricket season in Australia, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is undergoing renovation, where workmen are using laser technology to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, HD body scanner that can spot heart problems in time


July 27th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): With a new high-definition body scanner, doctors can now get the clearest ever view inside the human body, thereby helping them to spot problems that could cause heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rains don’t beat heat in Chandigarh


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) There was no relief from the scorching heat in Chandigarh and surrounding areas Wednesday despite rains and thunderstorm a day earlier. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 27.2 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World Cup travelers to crime-hit South Africa spending 4000 rands/day on bodyguards


June 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 5(ANI): Spooked by South Africa's crime rate, tourists and foreign businessmen visiting the country ahead of the football World Cup are spending 2000 to 4000 rands a day on bodyguards.According ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Heartbeats tapped to generate power for implant


May 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A minuscule electricity generator implanted in the body could tap heartbeats to power an early-warning system for hypoglycaemia, or other medical conditions, according to a study.A "nanogenerator" has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diamond wafers to make meaner, greener electronics


April 8th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Japanese scientists have said that diamond chips could pave the way for a new generation of greener, more powerful electronics.Pure diamond is a super-tough electrical insulator, but given ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dusty mirrors on Moon obstruct tests of Einstein’s theory of relativity


February 16th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have said that as a result of moon dust covering a network of mirrors placed on the lunar surface, tests of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New robotic catheter guidance system to treat abnormal heart rhythms


February 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): People suffering from abnormal heart rhythms are now being treated at hospitals with a new robotic catheter guidance system."The robotic system enhances a doctor's natural ability, and we ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s a lot easier for volcanoes to erupt than we think


November 12th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 12 (ANI): Scientists, who conducted a study of bubbles trapped in pumice rock, have suggested that it's a lot easier for volcanoes to erupt than we think.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alps growing just as quickly in height, as they are shrinking


November 6th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): A group of German and Swiss geoscientists are on the verge of proving that the Alps are growing just as quickly in height, as they are shrinking.Due to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mite discovered by Indians is a new genus, say US scientists


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) US scientists say a new mite discovered by their counterparts at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and christened Mangalaus represents "a new genus". The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brit man becomes world’s first person to undergo heart op using radiation


November 2nd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 02 (ANI): A 67-year-old British man has undergone a successful heart surgery using the revolutionary Cyberknife technology for the first time ever.Michael Kilby, who comes from Moreton in Marsh, Glouchestershire, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air tides responsible for causing landslides


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that atmospheric tides are responsible for causing landslides.According to a report in Nature News, the research was carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asteroids may have flocked together to build planets


August 18th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): New computer simulations have suggested that dense swarms of asteroids collapsed under their own gravity to make the building blocks of the planets in our solar system.The planets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles cross blood-brain barrier for ‘brain tumour painting’


August 4th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have succeeded in illuminating brain tumours by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the bloodstream that safely cross the blood-brain barrier-an almost impenetrable barrier that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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