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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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Your computer could shout back at you in a few years


July 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The computer crashes and we respond angrily at the flickering screen. But we may soon risk being shouted at by the machine we've just cursed. Scientists ... Read more...

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A card for medical emergencies


June 9th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) It looks like a credit card and slips into a wallet or purse with ease, but it could mean the difference between life and death in ... Read more...

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New spinal implant to help people exercise paralysed limbs


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): People with paraplegia would now be able to exercise their paralysed leg muscles, thanks to a new type of microchip muscle stimulator implant.For the first time ever, ... Read more...

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New type of sound sensor system to predict likelihood of a landslide


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new type of sound sensor system, believed to be the first system of its kind in the world, has been developed to predict the likelihood of a ... Read more...

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Urine Powered Car Might Be A Reality In The Future


August 30th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Peeing into the gas tank of your car might just refrain you from going to the gas station in the future. The idea might take a ... Read more...

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Urine-powered fuel cells to offer pee power to people


August 27th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): This could literally be called pee power to the people-researchers have figured out a way to make the world's first urine-powered fuel cells.Chemistry postdocs Shanwen Tao and Rong ... Read more...

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Hidden secrets of world-famous paintings revealed via science


June 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The hidden secrets of some of the world's most famous paintings have been revealed, and the credit for the feat goes to a partnership between EPSRC (Engineering and ... Read more...

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Soon: High tech, low cost machines to improve election voting process


May 27th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Ballot boxes and manual vote counting may soon be history, as computer scientists are building a new high tech but low cost system to improve the voting process ... Read more...

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Motorists spend six months of their lives in traffic jams


April 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): An average motorist spends six months of his or her life in traffic jams, a new UK study has found.The research, which was funded by the Engineering and ... Read more...

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Autonomous computer framework could keep soldiers safer in war zones


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed the sophisticated autonomous computer framework, a technology that enables aerial vehicles to plan and verify missions, which could reduce the need for military personnel to ... Read more...

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New sugar-based polymer to help compost plastic items at home


February 18th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new sugar-based polymer that would make it possible to compost food packaging and other disposable plastic items at home, along with organic waste.The degradable ... Read more...

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Engineers set out to green air travel


February 5th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Carbon emissions from air travel could be reduced, thanks to collaboration between engineers from universities and aerospace industry. The research, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ... Read more...

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Innovative cardiac scanner for early diagnosis of heart conditions


January 29th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds are designing a new cardiac scanner that will allow earlier diagnosis of heart conditions.The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is ... Read more...

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Green racing car to debut in Formula 3 Championship


October 6th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) The world's first green racing car, fabricated from woven flax, recycled carbon fibre and carrot pulp, will be making its competitive debut in the Formula 3 Championship finals ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to slow down light to the speed of a bicycle


September 10th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): In a new research, researchers are working to slow down light to the speed of a bicycle, along with other scientific aims.The speed of light, 300 million metres ... Read more...

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Robo ferret to detect hidden drugs, weapons and explosives


June 13th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new type of robot, dubbed the 'cargo-screening ferret', which will make it easier to detect drugs, weapons, explosives and illegal immigrants concealed in cargo ... Read more...

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Wings that direct air to waggle sideways could cut airline fuel bills by 20 per cent


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 3 (ANI): Researchers in the UK have found that wings which direct air to waggle sideways could cut airline fuel bills by 20 per cent.According to a report in www.news.com.au, ... Read more...

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Scientists recreate long forgotten music instrument ‘Lituus’


May 31st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): By using a new software, researchers from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the University of Edinburgh have been able to recreate a long forgotten ... Read more...

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Scientists edge closer to green ACs, fridges


May 16th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Scientists are closer to making eco-friendly 'magnetic' fridges and air conditioning systems a reality. Magnetic refrigeration technology could provide a 'green' alternative to traditionalenergy-guzzling gas-compression fridges and ... Read more...

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Ears’ in-built passwords may help curb call-centre, banking frauds


April 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Human ears have a quality that may one day help boost the security of call-centre and telephone-banking transactions, and reduce the need for people to remember numerous identification ... Read more...

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Soon, a virtual reality device that lets you see, hear, smell, taste and touch


March 5th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Scientists are developing a virtual reality device that stimulates simultaneously all five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and, touch, with a high degree of realism.The ... Read more...

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X-ray eyes help early diagnosis of Parkinson’s


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Four million people worldwide are suffering from Parkinson's disease, a complex condition that varies greatly among individuals. Understanding the brain chemistry that leads to the onset of Parkinson's ... Read more...

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New tool to test sperm and improve fertility success rates


January 25th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A novel method, developed by scientists for testing the health of a sperm before it is used in IVF, boosts chances of conception.University of Edinburgh researchers have created ... Read more...

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Molecule sized data storage for computers in offing


November 12th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Computers are getting smaller as the race is on to develop memory formats that store huge information in progressively tinier substances. Now Researchers are exploring ways of exploiting ... Read more...

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Now, nanotags to reveal identities of killers bullets


August 2nd, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Thanks to an ingenious new bullet tagging technology developed in the UK, which involves the usage of nanotags on gun cartridges, criminals who use firearms may find ... Read more...

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Anaconda, the rubber snake, may revolutionise wave power generation


July 4th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): US scientists have invented the Anaconda, a device consisting of a giant rubber tube, which may hold the key to producing affordable electricity from the energy in ... Read more...

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CCTV cameras that can hear sounds on the anvil


June 25th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are trying to update artificial intelligence software used by CCTV cameras to provide them with the ability to hear sounds like ... Read more...

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Aircraft that self-repair during a flight may soon be a reality


May 20th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Ever thought about an aeroplane that repairs itself automatically even during a flight?Well, though it feels like a pipe dream, aerospace engineers at Bristol University do ... Read more...

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New antennae may signal a ‘new wave’ in health care provision


May 15th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Soon, doctors will be able to monitor illnesses and injuries remotely through compact, wireless and power efficient body sensors, thanks to scientists at Queens University Belfast (QUB), ... Read more...

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Light and sound imaging system for better detection of tumours


December 13th, 2007 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new improved imaging system that uses light and sound for the detection and treatment of tumours, diseased blood vessels and other soft-tissue conditions has been developed.To stimulate ... Read more...

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Biological cements to repair ‘burst fractures’ of the spine on the anvil


November 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
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Carbon monoxide may actually save lives and boost health in future


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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