polymer science

Geckos inspire adhesives that stick even when wet

August 12th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists already know that the tiny hairs on geckos' toe pads enable them to cling to vertical surfaces.Now, University of Akron researchers are unfolding clues to ... Read more...

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Gecko’s feet inspire unique wall hugging device

February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Cracking the mystery of gecko's amazing sticking power, scientists have developed 'Geckskin,' a unique wall-hugging device that can hold up to 700 pounds or over ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly method of separating oil from tar sands developed

March 20th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Penn State researchers have developed an environmentally friendlier method of separating oil from tar sands.This method, which utilizes ionic liquids to separate the heavy viscous oil from sand, ... Read more...

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Artificial cilia that respond to heat and light created

September 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Inspired by mother nature, researchers at University of Southern Mississippi have for the first time, created a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through ... Read more...

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E-mail hacked, complains IIT professor

August 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) A senior professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has lodged a complaint in Uttar Pradesh that his personal e-mail account was hacked, police said Wednesday. M.C Bansal, ... Read more...

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Bill and Melinda Gates pour thousands into unconventional health research

May 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has thrown a lifeline to number of projects like creating an anti-viral tomato, a flu-resistant chicken and a magnet that can detect malaria, ... Read more...

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IIT-Bombay head quits his post

July 21st, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) Ashok Misra has quit as director of Indian Institute Technology-Bombay (IIT-B). His resignation has been accepted, he announced at the culmination of the IIT-B's Golden Jubilee Conference ... Read more...

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Snapping Lens inspired by Venus flytrap

November 27th, 2007 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Carnivorous plant Venus flytrap, which closes its leaves to catch insects within a split second, has inspired scientists to make a microscopic lens that can pop instantly between ... Read more...

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