nanotechnology

Kerala should do more science and technology: Vayalar Ravi


September 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala should formulate a policy for science, technology and innovation and align it to the National Policy 2013, said union Minister for Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully weigh single molecule


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers said ... Read more...

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Innovative method prints colours without inks


August 13th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 13 (IANS) An innovative method for creating sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dots per inch (dpi) does not need inks or dyes, thanks to metal-laced nano-sized structures.Conversely, ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican to prepare menu for manned mission to Mars


August 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Orlando (Florida), Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) A Puerto Rican scientist will be in charge of creating the menu for the first manned mission to Mars.Yajaira Sierra Sastre, a 35-year-old native of ... Read more...

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Ancient idea shows way to utilise wasted heat


June 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A phenomenon first observed by ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus 2,300 years ago, has become the basis for a new device designed to harness enormous amounts of ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can boost lab test’s sensitivity


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in nanotechnology would boost a lab test's sensitivity more than three-million-fold, vastly improving early detection of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other disorders, a study ... Read more...

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British lab growing human body parts


May 6th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) British experts are growing human body parts like nose and ears in laboratory, Daily Mail reported Sunday."This is a nose we're growing for a patient next ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Machine to make drinking water from toilet waste


April 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new invention, being funded by billionaire Bill Gates, aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.According to Manchester ... Read more...

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NASA ex-consultant Darade wins distrct poll in Vidarbha


February 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (IANS) Indian scientist-turned-politician and former NASA consultant in the US, Balasaheb S. Darade Friday emerged the surprise winner in the Pangradole circle constituency in the Buldhana ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

A quick-fix found for mobile phone cracks, scratches


January 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Mobile phones, iPads and iPhones often suffer cracks or scratches that are too small to detect, causing malfunction. Researchers have now come up with a new ... Read more...

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‘Golden question’ that made Indian scientist probe nanotech


December 8th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) How many atoms are required to keep gold shining? It was this question asked by a student that made India's noted scientist C.N.R. Rao take up ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest electric motor unveiled


September 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Chemists have created the world's tiniest electric motor, which is no bigger than a molecule.The development may potentially pave the way for a new class of ... Read more...

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Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes bring ’synthetic’ brains closer to reality


April 24th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Engineering researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a carbon nanotube synapse circuit that functions like a neuron, the building block of the brain.This is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanopolymer tests effectiveness of cancer drugs


April 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets may help reduce the side effects of those drugs, says a Purdue University biochemist.W. Andy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New polymer-based solar-thermal device cuts heating cost by 40pc


April 5th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new polymer-based solar-thermal device that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.The device is the first to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 1,300 nanotech-related items in marts worldwide


March 11th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Over 1,300 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-enabled products have entered the commercial marketplace worldwide, according to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN). The most recent update to the PEN's ... Read more...

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Nano tool inspired by silk moth antenna could aid Alzheimer’s research


March 1st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): The silk moth's antenna has inspired researchers from the University of Michigan to develop a better nanotechnology tool that could help understand a class of neurodegenerative diseases, including ... Read more...

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Nano-solution to keep water free of infections


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A new nanotechnology is likely to make drinking water a lot more safer and keep infections at bay by filtering out deadly bugs at the source.Both - water ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Entire periodic table etched on professor’s hair!


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have written, on a strand of human hair, what they believe is the world's smallest periodic table -- showing the power of nano-writing. Experts at Nottingham University ... Read more...

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How and why does graphene break?


December 1st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Previous experiments had established pure graphene, a single layer of graphite only one atom thick, as the strongest material known to humankind.But a new research by Chris ... Read more...

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Now, odour-trapping undies to stop flatulence in its tracks!


November 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 26 (ANI): Underwear designed to stop flatulence in its tracks could be the ultimate solution for embarrassing situations.The odour-trapping men's jocks are infused with nanotechnology designed to prevent less than ... Read more...

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Science key to UAE’s economic growth: Paper


November 17th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 16 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has tremendous opportunity to develop its scientific capabilities that will immensely benefit the economy, an editorial said Tuesday.Backed by the leadership's vision in developing a ... Read more...

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‘Quantum dot’ promises super-fast, super-powerful computing


May 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): Australian scientists have developed a new transistor in a computer chip that is 10 times smaller than those currently in use.The invention marks the start of a new ... Read more...

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First synthetic bacterial genome created


May 21st, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): In the third meeting of Hastings Center workshop examining moral issues in synthetic biology, the J. Craig Venter Group have announced the creation of the first synthetic bacterial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pokeberries hold secret to low cost solar power


April 30th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Pokeberries - weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red - could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe, according to researchers. Scientists from Wake ... Read more...

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Purple pokeberries may hold secret to cheap solar power


April 30th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Pokeberries, the weeds that kids smash to stain their cheeks purple-red, may help spread solar power across the globe, believe researchers at Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern workplaces are health risks for workers


April 28th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 28 (IANS) Use of nanotechnology and restructuring of workplaces are greater threats to workers' health, the International Labour Organisation has said. "In the wake of the crisis, let us act together ... Read more...

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‘Smart clothing’ that combats body odour!


January 31st, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 31, (ANI): Experts have come up with a new range of 'smart clothing' that helps fight body odour.The fabric, brainchild of Australian company King Gee, makes use of nanotechnology to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Artificial artery set to be tested in human trials


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Human trials of artificial artery are set begin early this year.Using nanotechnology, London's Royal Free Hospital researchers had developed the small bypass graft from a polymer material.The unique ... Read more...

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World’s smallest ’snowman’ developed


December 4th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have developed the world's smallest snowman, which is one-fifth the width of human hair.The snowman measures 0.01mm across and was made by experts at ... Read more...

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‘Smart bombs’ could kill tumours


November 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Raising hopes of a breakthrough on prostate cancer, scientists are for the first time preparing to test a seek-and-destroy treatment -called "smart bombs"- on humans.The "smart bombs" are ... Read more...

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Nanoparticle-based battlefield pain treatment comes closer to reality


September 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Moving a step closer towards nanoparticle-based battlefield pain treatment, scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a combination drug that promises a safer, more precise way for ... Read more...

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Doors to ‘World’s Quietest Room’ open


September 8th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): Doors of the 'quietist room in the world' have been thrown open to allow scientists to study nanotechnology in Bristol, UK.The architecture of the 11-million pound laboratory, that ... Read more...

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Scientists record first ever image of molecule’s structure


August 29th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists have recorded the first ever image of a molecule's "anatomy" with unprecedented clarity, using a complex technique known as non-contact atomic force microscopy. The results could greatly impact ... Read more...

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