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New polymer can reproduce smooth, rough textures


March 16th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Perhaps inspired by a chameleon's changing colours, engineers have developed a polymer that reproduces rough, smooth textures as and when required."By changing the voltage applied to ... Read more...

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New wireless materials could make power cables obsolete


May 24th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Electrical engineers are hopeful that amazing man-made materials should be able to transmit power to laptops and cell phones, even cars and elevators, wirelessly.Stated simply, fabrication ... Read more...

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Now, detect esophageal cancer with light


January 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed and successfully tested a device that holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swiftest sprinters tend to be of African ancestry


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) The swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white. A study of the elite athletes over the past 100 years ... Read more...

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Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin


July 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered why the world's fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body ... Read more...

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Why presence of mercury in seawater is more dangerous


June 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): The presence of mercury in seawater can be a threat to the health of people consuming saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark. Duke university researcher have revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nature invented the wheel movement, not humans


June 15th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Wheel, which has evolved from Stone Age to today's time of racing bikes, also represents how animals, including humans, have come to move more efficiently and quicker over ... Read more...

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Humans, animals have learnt to move efficiently over time


June 14th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A mechanical engineer argues that just as the design of the wheel became lighter with fewer spokes over time, and better at distributing the stresses of hitting the ... Read more...

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Packaged drug reduces mother-to-infant HIV infection


May 17th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) By using medications packaged just like fast-food ketchup, HIV-positive mothers in developing countries can more easily provide protection to newborn babies born at home.Biomedical engineers at Duke ... Read more...

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New, inexpensive pouch could reduce mother-to-infant HIV infection


May 14th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Duke University biomedical engineers have developed an inexpensive and easy-to-use system that allows mothers to give their newborns a potentially life-saving dose of an anti-HIV medication shortly after ... Read more...

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DNA could form backbone of next generation chips


May 12th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) In a single day, a solitary graduate student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world's entire output of silicon chips in a ... Read more...

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Next gen lens for improved radar systems, telecommunications


December 21st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): American researchers have successfully developed a new generation of lens that could significantly enhance the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to give a wide field of view ... Read more...

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New generation of lenses to improve radar, telecom


December 21st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Scientists have invented a new generation of lenses which can radically improve the capabilities of telecom or radar systems, providing greater perspective and detail. A team of engineers, which ... Read more...

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New nano-scale drug delivery system for chemotherapy


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist has developed a nano-scale drug delivery method that has been found to effectively eliminate cancer tumours after a single treatment.The Duke ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique harvests electricity from nature’s motions


October 31st, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the everyday motions of the natural world.Energy harvesting is the process ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unlock secret of how lotus stays dry


October 24th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) How does the lotus stay dry even while growing in slime? This was a question that had intrigued scientists for ages. It took them an ultra high speed ... Read more...

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How lotus keeps itself clean and dry while growing from mud


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Duke University engineers have unlocked a secret that has puzzled scientists for years - how lotus keeps itself clean and dry while growing from mud.Using ultra high-speed camera, ... Read more...

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Novel ‘patch’ to mend broken hearts


October 11th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Duke University bioengineers have developed a novel way of mending a broken heart - a living "heart patch" that repairs heart tissue damaged by disease.With the help of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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New non-invasive technique to treat brain tumour


June 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Duke University engineers have come up with a novel non-invasive treatment for brain tumour.The scientists have designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood ... Read more...

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Now, send e-mails via mobile phone just by writing in the sky


June 10th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Duke University engineering students have come up with a cell phone application that can enable users to remember things just by writing short notes in the air with ... Read more...

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New animal model to help diagnose and treat sciatica


April 30th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) A new animal model developed by researchers for the painful nerve condition sciatica should help doctors diagnose and treat it, according to a new study. Its symptoms are ... Read more...

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New technique holds promise for quickly measuring chemo effectiveness


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists say that it may be possible to assess chemotherapy's success in inducing cancer cell death - by examining the patterns in which light bounces off cell surfaces. ... Read more...

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Swimming pool game Marco Polo inspiring robot detection


March 19th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): A popular swimming pool game called Marco Polo is guiding scientists as to how to make robots that can independently detect and capture other moving targets. Engineers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India will emerge as worlds technological leader, say Americans


March 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A survey of U.S. public opinion has revealed that half of Americans expect India, China, Japan or Europe to emerge as the worlds technological leader in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

100,000 Indians will return from US in next 3-5 years


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) As many as 100,000 Indians and an equal number of Chinese will return to their native countries in the next three to five years, a move that will ... Read more...

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Math model for winning board game could help robots find hidden explosives


January 28th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed a mathematical model that figures out the best strategy to win a popular board game, which could some day help robot mine sweepers navigate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists working alone or in groups; which is better?


December 5th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Which is better: large, well-funded lab empires with many investigators working toward the same goal, or the scientist toiling alone at his desk?A Duke University engineer has ... Read more...

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This is what a tree and the Eiffel Tower have in common


August 15th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Can you think of any similarity between a tree and the Eiffel Tower? Well, a Duke University engineer can - both are optimised for flow. In trees, the ... Read more...

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Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release


August 1st, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Scientists have determined that as microbes in the soil break down fallen plant matter, a diet balanced in nutrients appears to help control soil fertility and the ... Read more...

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Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release


August 1st, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Microbes help decompose plant matter, enriching the soil with nutrients and releasing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Duke University scientists found that the ratio of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist creates virtual sticky notes for mobile phones


June 20th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 20 (ANI): Thinking about trying a new restaurant and want to know what others think about it? Well, all you need to do is tap a few buttons ... Read more...

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Novel genetic tool to be used to purify drinking water


June 4th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Medical researchers have developed a new approach to remove harmful microbes and viruses from drinking water, using a genetic tool.Developed by engineers from Duke University, the relatively ... Read more...

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Genetics can help ensure safe drinking water: Study


June 4th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A genetic tool could come in handy in freeing drinking water of harmful microbes and viruses, especially in the Third World, a new study has found. For example, ... Read more...

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Scientists develop 3-D ultrasound that can improve stroke diagnosis


April 25th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University have designed a 3-D ultrasound technology that can help improve the treatment of stroke patients.The researchers believe that these advances will ultimately improve ... Read more...

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