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No cause for alarm on uranium in water: Himachal minister


August 29th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The uranium content in the groundwater of Himachal Pradesh is not at alarming levels, a minister said here Wednesday.The maximum concentration of uranium in the state ... Read more...

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Scientists challenge Big Bang theory


August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The beginning of the universe should not be ascribed to the Big Bang. It was more like water freezing into ice, say theoretical physicists from the ... Read more...

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Laser system can see what’s behind walls


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The erratic behaviour of photons zooming around and bouncing off objects and walls inside a room inspired researchers to combine them with advanced optics to enable ... Read more...

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New way to inject oxygen excites medical science


June 30th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A new way of administering oxygen into blood, that could allow people to stay alive without breathing, has been discovered.The amazing breakthrough could change medical science ... Read more...

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Bengal orders closure of 10 sponge iron units


June 18th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has ordered 10 sponge iron units in Burdwan district to be closed down for flouting pollution norms, an official said Monday."In view ... Read more...

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Space dust changing weather conditions?


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this ... Read more...

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Solar flare to hit Earth


March 8th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A massive solar flare was expected to hit the Earth Thursday bringing with it the threat of power and GPS blackouts, a media report said.The burst ... Read more...

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Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine


March 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 7 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new AIDS vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a media ... Read more...

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Kids most exposed to harmful nanoparticles


February 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Children may be the most exposed to harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide in candy, which they eat in amounts much larger than adults, according to a ... Read more...

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Roll-out flat-screen TV on the way


December 12th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists are creating flat screen TVs that can be rolled up and safely tucked away in your pockets, thanks to QD or quantum dot technology. Developed ... Read more...

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Jellyfish can influence ocean temperatures


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Small marine creatures like jellyfish can influence global climate. But how?They help mix warm and cold water in oceans and, by increasing the rate at which ... Read more...

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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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Nature inspires scientists to create new materials


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Inspired by nature's approach, which bonds tiny atoms into diamonds and silicon, scientists are fashioning new crystals from nanoparticles and DNA, the basic building blocks of ... Read more...

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Pollution ups odds of premature birth by 30 percent


October 7th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Traffic-related pollution in cities ups the odds of premature birth by 30 percent among pregnant women.A study of 100,000 births found that the "toxic" chemicals emitted ... Read more...

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Anna’s health stable but worrisome: doctors (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Anna Hazare's health is deteriorating but he is stable, doctors attending to him said Thursday, day 10 of his fast for a strong anti-corruption bill."The ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare’s health deteriorates: Kiran Bedi


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare's health was "reaching a difficult stage", his associate Kiran Bedi tweeted Tuesday evening."Pray for Anna's health. He is reaching a difficult stage. Dr ... Read more...

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Hazare loses 5.5 kg, vital parameters fine (Lead)


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare has lost around 5.5 kg but his vital parameters were fine, aides of the anti-corruption campaigner said Tuesday as his fast for a ... Read more...

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Anna’s fast enters day 7, crowds throng Ramlila ground (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Wearing the now famous "I am Anna" caps and carrying huge flags, thousands of supporters continued to throng the Ramlila ground in the capital as ... Read more...

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Anna loses five kg as fast enters seventh day


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare had lost five kg of weight as he entered his seventh day of fast for a strong anti-corruption bill Monday, Team Anna ... Read more...

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Road vibrations, airport noise to produce energy?


July 21st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Researchers are working on methods to convert road vibrations and airport runway noise into usable energy.University of Buffalo theoretical physicist Surajit Sen and colleagues suggest how ... Read more...

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New tool can detect deadly anthrax attack in 15 minutes


July 7th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A nano detector that takes just 15 minutes to analyze a sample suspected of anthrax contamination, is being developed by researchers. Bacillus anthracis, commonly known as ... Read more...

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NASA captures solar flare on video


June 9th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has captured on tape a solar flare that scientists warn could disrupt satellite signals to earth. The flare produced the highest level of radiation since ... Read more...

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Shuttle Endeavor docks at International Space Station


May 18th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US space shuttle Endeavour docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning. The shuttle which is on its last mission to space blasted off ... Read more...

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Mini black holes could be passing through Earth


May 15th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Space is littered with black holes that collapsing giant stars leave in their wake, but a miniature version could be passing through the Earth daily. Unlike ... Read more...

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MIT nanoparticle takes advantage of tumors’ acidity to peel layers away


May 4th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-delivery nanoparticle developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hunts out the acidic environment that characterizes all cancer cells.Such particles could target nearly ... Read more...

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Guard accidentally fires inside college, six injured


April 27th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) At least six students of a government-run college were injured in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district Wednesday when a private security guard fired accidentally from his gun, ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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Study says that freeway pollution causes brain damage


April 8th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) We are all living in a world that is constantly changing. Many of our actions are affecting the way we live or how healthy we are ... Read more...

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Banning smoking in cars ‘only way to protect kids’


March 30th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids who get into a car more than an hour after a parent has put out a cigarette still face a threat ... Read more...

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Nicotine levels higher in kids sleeping with smoking parents


March 30th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Babies who share a bedroom with their smoking parents exhibit nicotine levels three times higher than those that sleep in another room as particles from the ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... Read more...

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Scientists claim Large Hadron Collider could unlock secret of time travel


March 21st, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the key to unlocking the secret of time travel could lie in the 17-mile-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) based underground near Geneva.The theory ... Read more...

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Radioactive plume to reach Britain in two weeks, say experts


March 18th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was entering the atmosphere and some of it may reach Britain, experts have warned.The prediction that radiation particles could reach ... Read more...

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Now, nanorods to improve how visual display of information


March 15th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A tiny, nanoscale-size rod of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve how visual information ... Read more...

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How ‘good cholesterol’ protects against heart attack, stroke


March 14th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The structure of human HDL cholesterol has been identified and it may also shed light on how this 'fat packet' protects against cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and ... Read more...

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