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‘Recycling’ ATM gives cash for old mobile phones


September 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A recycling ATM offers gadget freaks the option to trade in their discarded mobile phones for cash, rather than dumping them when they go in for ... Read more...

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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Indian-American elected to Royal Society of Canada


September 10th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Ponisseril Somasundaran, an Indian American member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been chosen as the sole foreign fellow ... Read more...

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US varsity launches undergraduate certificate in India studies


July 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) One of America's top research institutions, the University of South Florida's World Centre for India Studies, is introducing an undergraduate certificate in India studies beginning end-August.Offering ... Read more...

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Arctic subjected to intense warm climate intervals


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Intense warm climate intervals - warmer than scientists thought possible - have occurred in the Arctic over the past 2.8 million years, reveals a research ... Read more...

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New evidence supports extraterrestrial impact theory


June 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material, dating back nearly 13,000 years and forming at temperatures between 1,700 and 2,200 degrees Celsius, which was ... Read more...

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India-US science body seeks removal of visa problems


June 13th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) The Indo-US joint commission on science and technology has unanimously recommended that the two sides work together to remove impediments in visa matters and biological material ... Read more...

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‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... Read more...

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New frog species found in New York


March 18th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A new frog species has been discovered amid the skyscrapers and subways of New York, CNN reported.The researchers who discovered the frog say the centre of ... Read more...

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Indian scientists give high marks to Manmohan (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian scientists give high marks to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for bringing about a "sea change" in India's scientific environment and showing grit on issues ... Read more...

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Indian scientists give high marks to Manmohan Singh


February 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian scientists give high marks to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for bringing about a "sea change" in India's scientific environment and showing grit on issues ... Read more...

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Laser tool maps quake-related devastation in 3D


February 12th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new laser guided tool is helping geologists map in 3D exactly how earthquakes wreck landscapes, down to a few square inches of the devasted zone.Scientists ... Read more...

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A toolkit to activate your inventiveness


February 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Creativity and invention, which basically hinges on problem solving, can now be activated with a toolkit designed by a scientist.A eureka moment, a cry of ... Read more...

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New approach could spur green technologies


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A new approach to chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most abundant minerals on our planet, could prompt faster development of "green" technologies. It ... Read more...

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How black holes fire gas jets into space


January 12th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to figuring out how black holes can fire superfast gas bullets into space, by determining the precise moment when they form, ... Read more...

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New faster technique to gauge health risk from chemicals


December 27th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Nearly 80,000 industrial chemicals are in use and about 700 new chemicals are introduced annually in the US, according to the US Government Accountability Office. A ... Read more...

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Why is US paying to make Indian politicians better?


December 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Why amid record-low approval ratings for US lawmakers, US taxpayers have paid $425,642 for a study on how local politicians in India can improve as elected ... Read more...

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IIT Bombay grad gets top US energy job


November 30th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Naming yet another Indian American to a key administration post, President Barack Obama has appointed Arun Majumdar, an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, alumnus as ... Read more...

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Indian Americans form body to boost nanotechnology


November 8th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Given the huge potential of nanotechnology, a group of Indian Americans professionals have launched The Indus Nanotech Association (TINA), which would connect entrepreneurs and businesspersons, ... Read more...

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More Indian students seek admission in US


August 17th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Reversing recent trends, prospective graduate students from India seeking admission in US institutions increased eight percent in 2011 after increasing just one percent in 2010, according ... Read more...

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Microbes’ tricks to kill other bugs may help fight disease


July 26th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Microbes too employ underhand methods to kill off other bugs, rivals and competitors, and this ability could some day be used to target disease-causing germs, say ... Read more...

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Way of speaking key to success or failure


May 16th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The way we speak - fast or slow, animated or dull - seems to sway our listeners and so determine our success or failure in life, ... Read more...

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Early warning signal for ecosystem collapse detected by scientists


April 29th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Scientists have been able to detect what they say is an unmistakable warning, a death knell, of the impending collapse of the ecosystem.A team of researchers led by ... Read more...

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SETI announces that they are closing the Alien Project due to lack of funding


April 29th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute has announced that due to lack of funding, the Alien Project has been closed. The institute is a non-profit making ... Read more...

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Highest percentage of Americans in decades say their financial situation worsened


April 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Highest percentage of Americans, for the first time since 1972, have said that their financial situation has gotten worse in recent years.According to a report of the ... Read more...

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Archaeologists explore Iraqi marshes for origins of Mesopotamian cities


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Archaeologists have recently undertaken the first non-Iraqi archaeological investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in nearly 20 years.The three National Science Foundation-supported researchers, Jennifer Pournelle, Carrie Hritz, and geologist ... Read more...

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Quantum dots could make solar panels more efficient


March 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): New studies conducted by researchers at the Colorado School of Mines could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells.Mark Lusk and his colleagues' latest work describes how ... Read more...

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Like humans, amoebae too pack a lunch before traveling


January 20th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Some amoebae do exactly what we do before we travel - pack a lunch.The study, conducted by evolutionary biologists Joan Strassmann and David Queller of Rice University, has ... Read more...

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India to produce 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022


January 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): The Government of India has set an ambitious target of 20,000 Megawatts of solar power by 2022.This was revealed by Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past indicates much hotter future


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Earth's hot past indicates a much hotter future than projected if the pace of greenhouse emissions continues unabated.The study warns that if CO2 emissions continue at their current ... Read more...

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Giant observatory comes up 8,000 feet beneath Antarctic


December 24th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's strangest observatory, as big as a cubic kilometre, has come up 8,000 feet beneath the Antarctic ice at the South Pole.The gigantic telescope, known as IceCube ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification alters nitrogen cycling in world seas


December 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists say that increasing acidity in the sea's waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them.Nitrogen, one of the most important nutrients in the oceans, is ... Read more...

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Polar bears ‘can be saved from extinction by emission cuts’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Polar bears and its Arctic habitat can be saved if we cut global greenhouse emissions, according to scientists.Polar bears were added to the threatened species list nearly three ... Read more...

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Water resources played vital role in patterns of human settlement


December 5th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Water resources played an important role in shaping patterns of human settlement and networks of biological and economic exchange, say scientists as they reconstruct the colonial hydrology of ... Read more...

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Number of polar bears to fall, courtesy climate change


November 25th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has revealed that polar bears aren't suited for southern diets and their numbers are likely ... Read more...

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