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Miniature invisibility ‘carpet cloak’ shows promise for the optical world


April 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists havedeveloped invisibility "carpet cloaks" using metamaterials - artificial materials engineered to have optical properties not found in nature - which can conceal a much larger area than ... Read more...

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Soon, computers that fit on a pen tip, compact radios that need no tuning!


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Inventions are increasingly working towards making devices more compact, such as a prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients or a compact radio that needs no tuning.These ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique that makes LEDs more efficient developed


January 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), thus making it more efficient.LED lighting relies on the gallium nitride (GaN) thin films ... Read more...

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Churning of Earth’s molten interior behind sea level changes


August 16th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 16 (ANI): An Australian expert has said that the churning of the Earth's molten interior may have played a vital role in sea level change over the past two to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China considers super-powerful engine for next generation space rockets


July 27th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): China is considering a new super-powerful engine for the next generation of space rockets.BBC quotes Li Tongyu, general manager of the marketing department at the China Academy ... Read more...

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‘Miniature electronics’ come closer to reality


July 16th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Engineers at the University of Illinois have come up with a novel direct-writing method for manufacturing metal interconnects that could shrink integrated circuits and expand microelectronics.Integrated chips ... Read more...

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Ancient hunters may have begun global warming


July 1st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Even before the dawn of agriculture, humans hunting the mammoths may have caused the planet to warm up, a new study suggests. Mammoths used to roam modern-day Russia and ... Read more...

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Software that automatically deciphers ancient language developed


July 1st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A computer successfully deciphered an ancient language Ugaritic in just a couple of hours.Regina Barzilay, an associate professor in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Ben Snyder, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water content of moon interior underestimated: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): The volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the Moon's interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth, NASA-funded scientists claim.The ... Read more...

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Moon has more water than Great Lakes, Chandrayaan data shows


June 15th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 15 (IANS) Scientists have found Moon's minerals may have at least 100 times more water than previously indicated by remote sensing data from the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 and ... Read more...

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Next-gen graphene set to revolutionize nanocircuitry


June 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have made an advance towards replacing silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry.A simple and quick one-step process based on thermochemical nanolithography (TCNL) has been devised for creating nanowires, ... 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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Commercial fishing killed millions of sea turtles


April 7th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) The number of sea turtles inadvertently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may run into millions, according to a latest finding. It is first peer-reviewed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soon, you’ll be able to surf the web at the speed of light!


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new infrared laser made from germanium that operates at room temperature, which has made light-speed computing come ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Butterfly proboscis inspired ’straw’ to sip fluid from cells


November 23rd, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): A scientist is getting inspiration from a butterfly's proboscis to make small probes that can sample the fluid inside of cells.The scientist in question is Konstantin Kornev of ... Read more...

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Butterfly inspired tool to probe fluids inside cells


November 23rd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) A butterfly's proboscis resembles a straw -- long, slender used for sipping -- but works more like a paper towel. Inspired by this design, a researcher has developed ... Read more...

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A penny-sized nuclear battery to power systems


October 8th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Scientists are developing a penny-sized nuclear battery which will carry much greater punch than existing batteries. "To provide enough power, we need certain methods with high energy density," ... Read more...

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Scientists create smaller and more efficient nuclear battery


October 8th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Missouri (MU) are developing a nuclear energy battery that is smaller, lighter and more efficient than other batteries."To provide enough power, we need ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a mechanism to measure happiness of bloggers


August 2nd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Vermont have created a very basic remote-sensing hedonometer, which can measure a person's happiness by picking out words in his or her ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lasers can be used to lengthen quantum bit memory by 1,000 times


June 25th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Physicists have found that lasers can be used to drastically prolong the shelf life of quantum bit memory, the 0s and 1s of quantum computers, by 1,000 times.These ... Read more...

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Where do parasites go when their hosts become extinct?


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) The loss of endangered species sends alarm bells ringing among conservationists, but what happens to the parasites they host? Although most people would side with the panda over the ... Read more...

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Scientists construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow


May 1st, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, US, have constructed a carbon nanotube device that can detect the colours of the rainbow, by identifying the entire visible spectrum of light, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New method opens door for highly sensitive biosensors and fast photodetectors


April 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): An international team of scientists has reported an innovative method for controlling light on the nanoscale by adopting tuning concepts from radio-frequency technology, which opens the door for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technology to help doctors image lungs


April 18th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) New technology pioneered by Australian researchers will help doctors image a patient's lungs and respiratory diseases. Scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) have successfully developed the country's first ... Read more...

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Scientists propose active optical clock


April 14th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has proposed the concept, principles and techniques of active optical clock.The study was done at the Institute of Quantum ... Read more...

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Modern manufacturing methods inefficient in use of energy and materials


March 29th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A detailed MIT analysis of the energy use of 20 major manufacturing processes has determined that modern manufacturing methods are spectacularly inefficient in their use of energy and ... Read more...

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ESA satellite to map Earths gravity field in unprecedented detail


March 18th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): The European Space Agencys (ESAs) has launched its Earth explorer satellite GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer), which will map Earths gravity field in unprecedented ... Read more...

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Scientists use the sun to convert CO2 into high-energy fuel


February 28th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A team of scientists at Penn State University has come up with an ingenious method of turning captured CO2 into methane, a combustible fuel, using the energy ... Read more...

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New touch-based device to help deaf people read lips better


February 28th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 28 (ANI): Researchers in MIT''s Sensory Communication Group are trying to develop a new generation of tactile devices, which will translate sound waves into vibrations so that deaf people ... Read more...

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New record for longer storage and retrieval of quantum information created


December 8th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Taking a major step towards creation of quantum networks, physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made a new record for the length of time that ... Read more...

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If terrorists had biological weapons, Mumbai rampage would have been more devastating


December 2nd, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Chicago, Dec.2 (ANI): A bipartisan commission will tell Vice President-elect Joe Biden today that the United States can expect a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) attack by 2013. It is scheduled ... Read more...

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”Barcode chip” developed for cheap, fast blood tests


November 26th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Getting a blood test done would soon become cheap and matter of minutes, all thanks to a new "barcode chip" developed by researchers at the California Institute ... Read more...

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Scientists find novel method for large-scale production of nanomaterial graphene


November 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists at UCLA''s California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) have come up with a new method for the large-scale production of graphene sheets, which are used as nanomaterial.Graphene is ... Read more...

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Natural selection favors only some species based on their metabolism rate


November 4th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research by ecologists has determined that natural selection favors only some species based on their rate of metabolism, meaning how fast a species consumes energy, ... Read more...

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Why does natural selection favour only few species?


November 4th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Why does natural selection favour few plants and animals species to the exclusion of others?The answer lies in the rate of metabolism of a species - how fast ... Read more...

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