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Sea bird’s deep diving feat stuns researchers


August 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) An imperial cormorant dived 150 feet deep into the ocean within 40 seconds, looking for prey on its floor where it eventually caught a snakelike fish, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

First robotic fish tested


April 12th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 12 (IANS) The world's first robotic fish has successfully debuted among real fish, paving the way for better understanding of animal behaviour, an expert said.The robot, capable of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Better off people have sounder health


April 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) People who are doing well financially and socially have better health than others. Higher education and a good job also protect against chronic diseases.These are some ... Read more...

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Helium wasted on party balloons: Experts


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have warned their experiments are at risk from a shortage of Helium because the gas is being wasted on party balloons.The gas is crucial ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Grapes may help you prevent premature ageing


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) If you wish to avoid looking older than your age, try relishing grapes. A new study has found this fruit could protect against skin cancer and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists a step closer to treatment of virulent hospital infection


March 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Calgary and the National Research Council of Canada say they are gaining a deeper understanding of Clostridium difficile and are closer to developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dark matter could be transferring energy in the Sun


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have studied the effects of the presence of dark matter in the Sun. According to their calculations, low mass dark matter particles could be transferring energy from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First evidence of magnetic field ejected from a young star


November 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the first evidence of a magnetic field in a jet of material ejected from a young star.The find could eventually help scientists understand the nature ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aircraft cabin air ‘no more harmful than office air’


October 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that an aircraft cabin is no more of a health threat to passengers than sitting in an office.According to the research by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Monkeys become more calculating around money


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): It seems even monkeys know the value of money. A new research found that when presented with coin-like tokens, tiny yet savvy capuchin monkeys inhibit their natural impulses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a silicon ‘neurochip’ to hear what human brain cells are saying


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 10 (ANI): Calgary scientists will create a 'neurochip', which will monitor the dialogue between brain cell and silicon chip.Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute are to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fda To Opt For Food Safety Overhaul


June 10th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is facing many problems in handling the food supply issues. Hence, a majority of the food safety haul is suggested by a government panel.Now, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ineffective contraception ups teen pregnancy risk nearly 6 fold


May 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Not using effective contraception once becoming sexually active multiples up to 6 times the risk for teen pregnancy, a new Spanish research has found.The study conducted by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grapes worth billions of rupees stuck in European market ports


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
Pune (Maharashtra), May 22 (ANI): The European Union (EU) authorities have reportedly rejected a 52,000-tonne export consignment of Indian grapes, resulting in grapes worth Rs 300 crore stuck at different ports in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

540,000 pounds of dispersants flown to New Orleans to fight oil spill


May 5th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – National Air Cargo (NAG) announced Tuesday that it rushed the delivery of over 540,000 pounds of COREXIT oil spill dispersants to Louisiana.The dispersants are sprayed onto ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ocean acidification intensifying: Study


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing ocean acidification to progress at an unprecedented rate, a new American research has found.According to the summary of a congressionally requested study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How NASA can detect near-Earth objects that pose hazard to our planet


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A new report from the National Research Council in the US has laid out options NASA could follow to detect more near-Earth objects (NEOs) - asteroids and comets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy efficiency technologies poised to offer major savings: Report


December 10th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10(ANI): A new report from the U.S. National Research Council has said that energy efficiency technologies that exist today, or that are likely to be developed in the near future, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grounding planes won’t stop swine flu from spreading


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): At a recent meeting in Washington, a panel of experts from the government, academia and the airlines industry, has determined that attempting to ground planes won't stop pandemics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increasing residential and employment density may reduce vehicle travel, fuel use and CO2


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new report has determined that increasing population and employment density in metropolitan areas could reduce vehicle travel, energy use, and CO2 emissions from less than 1 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maneka seeks ban on using animals for lab experiments


August 19th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Animal rights activist and MP Maneka Gandhi has written a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico seeking a prohibition on importing monkeys to that country from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Like humans, monkeys too prefer mimics


August 14th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Humans are not the only ones who recognise imitation as the sincerest form of flattery - monkeys too have a thing for those who ape their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Current methods for monitoring CO2 emissions have limitations


August 1st, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A new report has determined that the current methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions have limitations that make it difficult to monitor CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions and verify ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Online poll for NASA’s greatest hits begins


April 15th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): NASA is inviting the public to vote online for the most important contribution the space agency has made to exploring Earth and improving the way we live on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US cosmologist explores notion of ”alien” life on Earth


February 15th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Feb.15 (ANI): Internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Paul Davies has decided to challenge the orthodox view that there is only one form of life on Earth. In a lecture titled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physicists resolve a paradox of quantum theory


January 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have shown that Hardys paradox, a proposal that has confounded quantum physicists for over a decade, can be confirmed and ultimately resolved, a task which had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melatonin therapy can effectively treat common inflammatory eye disease


November 24th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Melatonin therapy, generally used for regulating sleeping patterns and reducing jet lag, can effectively treat a common inflammatory eye disease, according to researchers.The common inflammatory eye disease ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Satellite discovers ancient adobe pyramid in Peru


October 4th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A new remote sensing technology in a satellite has helped discover an ancient adobe pyramid near Perus Cahuachi desert.According to a report in Discovery News, Nicola Masini ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

80 percent of adolescents into sports don’t smoke


August 26th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Eight out of 10 adolescents taking part in sports activities don't smoke, according to a new study in Spain.The study linking tobacco consumption and sports, based on a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

National Research Council holding meeting to create sustainable forests


August 21st, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Chairman of the National Research Council's Agriculture and Biology Division Assistant Professor Saran Watanajchariya (ศรัณย์ วรรธนัจฉริยา) stated that the nation's forest and resources have been greatly reduced have affected biodiversity and animal ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Monkeys can learn how to exchange money for food


June 11th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Italian researchers have demonstrated that monkeys too possess the ability to learn how to exchange money for their favourite food items, and whether to trade for one ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Birds can practically smell out predators


April 28th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds can detect and avoid predators by smell, an ability earlier thought to be associated with other animal species, according to latest research. Birds are not only capable ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Report confirms ozone pollution can kill people prematurely


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 23 (ANI): Even short-term exposure to current levels of ozone in many areas can kill some people prematurely, a new National Research Council report has stated.Ozone is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Newly discovered Egyptian mummy might be of an ancient warrior


February 16th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved burial chamber in a necropolis in Egypt, which may contain the mummy of an ancient warrior.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New process for storing gas may help improve greenhouse gas management


February 3rd, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): University of Calgary chemists have uncovered a new process for capturing and storing gas from the environment, which may help improve greenhouse gas management and fuel cell development.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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