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Coming soon: a pacemaker with no battery


September 4th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) An implantable pacemaker as tiny as a pinhead is set to revolutionise medicine with its big advantage. It is powered by radio waves from outside the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eye operation helps blind Briton to see


May 4th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A 54-year-old Briton, who has been blind for 20 years, was able to see a sudden pulsating light in his left eye after doctors implanted a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese student extracts gold from scrap CPUs


January 4th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) A Chinese student has extracted pure gold from scrap CPUs, earning him the title "modern alchemist".Li Dianwu, a chemistry senior at Nankai University in Tianjin in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Washing machines contaminate seas with plastic bits


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Washing machines are polluting seas with polyester and acrylic bits, smaller than a pinhead. Mark Anthony Browne from the University College Dublin School of Biology and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tiny insect brains capable of giant feats


June 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Insects may have tiny brains the size of a pinhead, but latest research shows just how clever they really are. For the first time, researchers from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New on-off ’switch’ triggers, reverses paralysis in animals with light beam


February 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Canada scientists have developed an internal on/off switch that has been found to paralyse animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light.The animals stay paralyzed even when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freddy Krueger named ultimate horror villain


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Wes Craven's disfigured child killer Freddy Krueger is the ultimate horror villain, says a new poll.The A Nightmare On Elm Street baddie terrorised Johnny Depp in the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

30 new species of frog discovered in coastal rainforests of western Ecuador


January 16th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 16 (ANI): An expedition to the coastal rainforests of western Ecuador has discovered 30 new species of frog and a slug-sucking snake.According to a report in New Scientist, most of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Locusts perform complex tasks even with dot-sized brains


December 25th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Locusts perform complex tasks even with pinhead-sized brains, says a new study. Take, for instance, climbing a ladder. We rely on our vision to find the successive rungs. Similarly, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals


November 18th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Bigger is not necessarily better, at least when it comes to brains, says a new study, which found that tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pinhead-sized worm may help develop new antibiotics


August 6th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A pinhead-sized worm can help in discovering and testing new antibiotics as the existing ones lose their effectiveness against drug-resistant bacteria, say researchers.Lead researcher Frederick Ausubel and colleagues ... Read more...

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Flies’ extremely quick eyesight may inspire ultimate vision for robots


August 1st, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Inspired by how the blow fly's extremely quick eyesight helps to keep it from losing orientation as it makes "lightning-fast" movements to and fro, scientists in Germany have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vicky Chandhok running for FIA president’s post


July 1st, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Vicky Chandhok Wednesday confirmed that he is in the running for the post of the president of the Paris-based Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists to create artificial sun on Earth


December 28th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore are attempting to create an artificial sun on Earth an achievement that will provide answer to the worlds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a nano-bible written on a pinhead


December 23rd, 2007 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have made a breakthrough in nanotechnology by printing the entire Old Testament onto a silicone chip smaller than a pinhead.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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