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Two-in-one device cleans up sewage, produces fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An innovative device as big as a washing machine kills two birds with one stone - it harnesses bugs to clean up municipal sewage and produces ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate bug protein to trap viruses


December 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) With the help of a bug protein isolated from sewage, scientists have successfully trapped and neutralised enteric viruses -- which, surviving for a long time in ... Read more...

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Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old poo reveals Romans’ rich diet


June 15th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A British team has unearthed tonnes of 2,000-year-old ancient Roman poo from a sewer, throwing light on Romans' rich diet of urchins, dormice and figs, a ... Read more...

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Climate change strips Arctic of much snow cover


May 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Climate change is showing its ugly hand in the Arctic -- a much reduced snow cover, shorter winters and thawing tundra.And the changes are taking place ... Read more...

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Sticky mussels inspire tough coating for living cells


April 7th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Mussels' ability to stick to a wide variety of objects is well known.Now inspired by this, scientists have developed a protective coating with the potential to enable living ... Read more...

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Poisonous chemical formaldehyde linked to origin of life on Earth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research suggests that the poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life.Scientists have long speculated about ... Read more...

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Soon, cements that self-repair cracks, store latent heat energy


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Cements that self-repair cracks and store latent heat energy could be the future building materials - thanks to the efforts of a Spanish researcher.Idurre Kaltzakorta studied the possibility ... Read more...

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US teen’s ’solar death ray’ can melt anything from metal to concrete


February 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 4 (ANI): An aspiring teenage scientist in the US has created a solar death ray, out of thousands of mirrors, that can melt anything from metal to concrete.Eric Jacqmain, 19, ... Read more...

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Sea urchin’s teeth: Key to everlasting sharp tools


December 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Scientists have found how sea urchins keep their teeth sharp and believe that the same principle could help make knives which do not need sharpening.The creatures have self-honing ... Read more...

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Mummified forest in Canada yields climate clues


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Ohio State University have discovered a mummified forest in northernmost Canada which is giving clues on how plants struggled to endure ancient global cooling.Researchers believe ... Read more...

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Super-futuristic cars will be ‘grown from seeds’ rather than built


October 26th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Some of the world's most famous car manufacturers have come up with futuristic designs for vehicles that would be "grown" rather than built and which will be powered ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Body armour that is tougher than bullet proof Kevlar


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): It's light, cheap and it is stronger than the previous record holder, bulletproof Kevlar - it's a new kind of material that could lead to more economical and ... Read more...

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Flowers Sparked Arkansas House Fire, Insurance Investigator Reveals


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Little Rock, Arkansas, Sep 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An insurance investigator who was in the process of probing the cause of a fire that broke out in a northeast Arkansas home ... Read more...

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Archaelogists discover Britain’s first Stone Age home


August 11th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) It is cramped, draughty and unlikely to win any design awards. But the newly discovered circular structure is the country's oldest known home, built in 8,500 BC. Built ... Read more...

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Berlusconi breaks strict ‘no photo’ rule in front of Leonardo’s Last Supper


July 27th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, July 27 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been criticized after he broke a strict "no photographs" rule by posing with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in front of Leonardo Da ... Read more...

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Fans inspire Selena Gomez’s clothing line


June 21st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Teen actress Selena Gomez, who will soon launch a fashion line, says she is taking inspiration from her fans for her creation. "Inspiration for my clothing line is mainly ... Read more...

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Glider robots prowl through the Gulf Oil Spill to collect data


June 20th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf of Mexico, Jun 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the latest development on the Gulf Oil Spill, glider robots are prowling through the gulf oil spill. They are being used to ... Read more...

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Glider Robots Helping Researchers Track The Plume In Gulf Oil Spill


June 20th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Peru, June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the Gulf Oil spill rolling into its third month, the researchers have introduced a new way to track the plume. Reportedly, the "glider" robots ... Read more...

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Organic solids in soil may accelerate bacterial breathing


May 24th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Organic solids in soil may speed up bacterial breathing, a new study has found.Led by University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientist Eric Roden, the new research shows that iron oxide-breathing ... Read more...

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Chemical remains of 150-mn-year-old ‘dino-bird’ isolated


May 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) A 150-million-year-old 'dino-bird' fossil, long thought to contain nothing but fossilised bone and rock, has been hiding remnants of the animal's original chemistry, according to a new research. The ... Read more...

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150 million-year-old ‘dinobird’ fossil key to animal’s original chemistry


May 11th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): An international team of paleontologists, geochemists and physicists has found that a 150 million year old "dinobird" fossil has been hiding remnants of the animal's original chemistry.Using light ... Read more...

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Asteroid Contains Ice And Organic Material, Scientists Discover


May 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent discovery which is expected to shed revealing insights into how life originated on Earth, scientists have discovered a coating of ice as well ... Read more...

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Scientists finds water ice on asteroid’s surface


April 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Asteroids may not be the dark, dry, lifeless chunks of rock. According to recent research, there is evidence of water ice and organic material on the asteroid 24 ... Read more...

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Cotton, jute make splash at more ‘organic’ LFW


March 7th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Not lycra, not satin, it's organic material like cotton, jute and natural dyes that prominent designers like Anupama Dayal, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Digvijay Singh and Lecoanet-Hemant have ... Read more...

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Methane leak from Arctic Shelf may be much larger and faster than anticipated


March 5th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found that the permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, long thought to be an impermeable barrier sealing in methane, is perforated ... Read more...

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Robots may soon replace human soldiers on the battlefield


February 9th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists feel that robots can replace humans on the battlefield quite soon, thus bringing about a military revolution.Most of the robots currently deployed on land deal with non-combat ... Read more...

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Fertilizers don’t always help in revegetation efforts


December 18th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that fertilizer does not always help in revegetation efforts.The research was carried out by Stephane Boudreau, a Professor of Ecology at Universite ... Read more...

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Alkaline substances can damage teeth


October 28th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): While acids are known to erode tooth enamel, researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg have shown that alkalis too can have a damaging effect on ... Read more...

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Exposure to alkaline substances can damage teeth


October 28th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Acids are known to erode tooth enamel but a new study shows that strong alkaline substances too can damage teeth, say researchers. The study was carried out by researchers ... Read more...

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Renewable hydrogen production becomes reality at winery


October 6th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): The first demonstration of a renewable method for hydrogen production from wastewater using a microbial electrolysis system is underway at the Napa Wine Company in Oakville, US.The ... Read more...

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Natural organic matter plays key role in making mercury toxic to living creatures


August 19th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover world’s oldest tree sign in Prague


August 13th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Prague (Czech Republic), August 13 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered a unique 1000-year-old mark engraved into an oak tree near Celakovice in Prague, Czech Republic, which is probably the oldest preserved sign of ... Read more...

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New process can remove 90 percent of salt from seawater


August 7th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers from China and the US has determined that a process that cleans wastewater and generates electricity can also remove 90 percent of salt ... Read more...

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UNESCO adopts new international thermodynamic seawater equation


August 1st, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved and adopted the new international thermodynamic equation of state for seawater called TEOS-10.A complex, dynamic mixture ... Read more...

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