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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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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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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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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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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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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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Scientists build first optical frequency comb to display visible ‘teeth’


October 30th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): Scientists have built the first optical frequency comb-a tool for precisely measuring different frequencies of visible light-that actually displays comb-like 'teeth'.It has been built by scientists at the ... Read more...

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Home gensets emit 100 times more carbon monoxide than car exhaust


October 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) A diesel-powered, portable genset, switched on during power breakdowns at home can emit 100 times greater quantity of carbon monoxide (CO) than a car exhaust. New research from the ... Read more...

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Diamonds could help devise the ultimate MRI probe


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Diamonds, a woman's best friend, might also turn out to be the patient's good friend as well. Work done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on ... Read more...

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Diamonds may soon be a patient’s best friend by revolutionising MRI probe


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Diamonds, which have been considered to be a girl's best friend for long, may now turn out to be a patient's best friend as well.A Harvard University-based research ... Read more...

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Airframe tests to help ensure better air travel safety


August 27th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): Recent tests by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will provide much needed, independent data on how electromagnetic radiation penetrates aircraft, helping to ensure ... Read more...

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Atomic clock based on ytterbium atoms 4 times more accurate than before


August 12th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have said that an experimental atomic clock based on ytterbium atoms is about four times more accurate than ... Read more...

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“Glow or no glow” technique maybe used to defend against biological terror attack


June 18th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new evaluation of a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defend the nation against a spectrum of biological ... Read more...

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First installment of unified cyber security framework for US released


June 18th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): The first installment of a three-year effort to build a unified information security framework for the entire federal government of the United States has been released.It has been ... Read more...

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Century-old problem solved by discovery of ‘a touch of glass’ in tiny metal crystals


June 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed to have solved a century-old problem involving the proper understanding of tiny metal crystals in steel, by finding a 'touch of glass' ... Read more...

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Soon, memory chips that could bend and twist


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The day is not far when electronic memory chips would gain the ability to be bended and twisted, for engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ... Read more...

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