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Einstein was right… higher you live, faster you age!


July 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The true nature of Albert Einstein's theory that time is a relative concept and the higher you live above sea level, the faster you should age, ... Read more...

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A step closer to faster computing


October 27th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Scientists have overcome a major barrier to quantum computing by getting their different components to chat with one another, just like memory and logic circuits do ... Read more...

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Egg-shaped nanomagnets could support future data storage systems


April 28th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers are claiming that "eggcentric" nanomagnets can suggest strategies for making future low-power computer memories.Magnetics researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology used electron-beam lithography to ... Read more...

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New test material to fight explosives terrorism


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new test material that enables users of trace-explosives detectors (TEDs) to evaluate their performance and reliability.Trace-explosives detectors (TEDs) are an increasingly common sight at ... Read more...

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Novel technique paves way for measuring indoor air pollutants


March 17th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have indicated that a new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time.The promising approach was ... Read more...

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Artificial cells to trap deadly viruses


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Artificial "protocells" that can lure, entrap and inactivate a class of deadly human viruses have been designed by researchers.The technique offers a new research tool to ... Read more...

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Scientists use artificial, cell-like ‘honey pots’ to lure, trap deadly viruses


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have found a novel way to trap a class of deadly human viruses - they have artificial "protocells" that can lure, entrap and inactivate them.The technique could ... Read more...

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NIST study may solve ‘universe’s expansion mystery’


January 7th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Astrophysicists may finally be able to solve the mystery of the unending expansion of our universe, thanks to a telescope calibrated by scientists from the National Institute of ... Read more...

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Scientists tackle major obstacle in developing breathalyzers


December 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue and National Institute of Standards and Technology have tackled a major barrier in developing breath-analysis technology to diagnose patients by detecting chemical compounds called "biomarkers" ... Read more...

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Better explosive detectors on the anvil


October 24th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Christine Mahoney and a team of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland have been working on designing explosive detectors that can stop ... Read more...

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New insight into multitalented protein sheds light on HIV mysteries


October 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a research method by which new insights into the infection process of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that leads to ... Read more...

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Energy efficient LEDs to ‘make you feel homey at home’


September 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to bring LEDs (light emitting diodes) into homes, to help save both energy costs ... Read more...

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Standing on a staircase ‘makes you age faster’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Believe it or not, standing on the roof of your building might make you age faster than standing on the ground floor.Research has revealed that Einstein's theories ... Read more...

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New method uses tooth fossil chips to determine what our ancestors ate


September 17th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Ever wondered our early mammalian ancestors were vegetarians, vegans or omnivores? Well, a new method that measures the size of chips in tooth fossils can now reveal the ... Read more...

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Spin soliton to revolutionize cell phone communication


September 16th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists have found theoretical evidence of a new way to generate the high-frequency waves used in modern communication devices such as cell phonesThe analysis by researchers at the ... Read more...

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UV sensor that measures ‘hidden’ origins of space weather


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has helped NASA scientists observe a "hidden" layer of the Sun where violent space weather can originate, ... Read more...

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‘Lab on a chip’ micro rheometer to improve viscosity tests dramatically


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a miniature device that can make complex viscosity measurements on sample sizes as small as a ... Read more...

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Dallas Cowboys’ coaches injured and paralyzed by May 2009 roof collapse reach $34 million settlement


August 31st, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- Dallas Cowboys' assistant coaches will be receiving a total of $34 million after suffering from severe injuries in the May 2009 collapse of a team practice facility ... Read more...

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New technique to quickly detect buried bodies


August 1st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered may not be difficult any more thanks to a new technique developed by scientists that can reliably ... Read more...

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Boffins develop faster, reliable new technique to detect secret graves


July 31st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): American scientists have developed a new technique to uncover clandestine gravesites. The method allows for the detection of biochemical changes in a decomposing cadaver.The instrument, developed by US ... Read more...

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US troops to get translation devices to break language barrier on foreign shores


July 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): US soldiers working on foreign lands would soon not face any problems in communicating with locals, thanks to new language translation devices being tested by the National Institute ... Read more...

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New method to synchronize clocks developed


July 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Researchers have found a new way to accurately synchronize clocks.The clocks in computers, telecommunications, and other complex systems must stay accurate to within nanoseconds because their oscillators -- ... Read more...

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Surprising behaviour of tiny ‘artificial muscles’ explained


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): By using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, researchers at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered the surprising behaviour of an exotic class of 'artificial muscles'.Their ... Read more...

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Polymer pill the best method to improve lung cancer diagnosis


April 29th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Diagnosis of lung cancer would soon become more effective, thanks to scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who claim that a polymer pill is ... Read more...

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World’s most efficient single photon detector developed


April 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists at America's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a single photon detector that counts photons with 99 percent efficiency.The researchers' efforts could bring improvements ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest force recorded


April 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 12 (ANI): Using a bowl of trapped ions, scientists have measured the smallest forces ever recorded.The discovery could pave the way for solving unanswered questions in materials science areas such ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on fundamental DNA repair mechanism


March 5th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has demonstrated for the first time the specific activity of the protein NEIL3, one of a group responsible for maintaining the integrity of DNA ... Read more...

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New NYPD photos released of the Twin Tower’s 9/11 attack


February 13th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New aerial photographs of the World Trade Centre terror attack have been released which show that dramatic collapse of the Twin Towers. A police helicopter ... Read more...

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9/11 In NYPD Photos, From A Whole New Angle


February 11th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey New York, Feb 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New York Police Department has released a set of photographs of the Sept. 11 attack on the United States that completely destroyed the ... Read more...

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Scientists design world’s most accurate clock


February 5th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Physicists have built the world's most accurate timepiece, based on an advanced version of an experimental atomic clock relying on a single aluminum atom. It is more than twice ... Read more...

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World’s most precise clock keeps time to 1 second in 3.7 billion years


February 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom, which is ... Read more...

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Quantum fluctuations are key in superconductors, reveal experiments


January 9th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): New experiments on a recently discovered class of iron-based superconductors suggest that the ability of their electrons to conduct electricity without resistance is directly connected with the magnetic ... Read more...

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Handheld touch-screen device may lead to mobile tool that can identify fingerprints


December 21st, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US has developed a new application for a handheld touch-screen device that may lead to the development of ... Read more...

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Indian physicists predict new form of waves in ultracold gases


December 18th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): In a joint study, Indian and American physicists have determined that there might exist a new form of a special class of waves called solitons in certain types ... Read more...

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Teeth of some apes are formed primarily to survive toughest times


December 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that the teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce.The research, performed by scientists ... Read more...

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