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Kaushik Basu named World Bank chief economist


September 6th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Kaushik Basu, who till recently served as chief economic adviser in the Indian finance ministry, has been appointed as new chief economist and senior vice president ... Read more...

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Anushka Sharma mum on ‘Bombay Velvet’


August 8th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma says she is looking forward to working with director Anurag Kashyap, but is not willing to talk about whether she is ... Read more...

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Underwater vehicle aims to mimic stingrays


July 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Engineers are trying to emulate the effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and mantarays by creating their own ray-like machine modelled on nature."They (rays) are ... Read more...

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Cheer up ladies, for your babies’ sake


July 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Expectant mothers can benefit a lot by staying happy in their daily life. A British study has found expectant mothers suffering from stress are 60 percent ... Read more...

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‘Bombay Velvet’ on cards, waiting for right time: Kashyap


June 15th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's plans to make "Bombay Velvet" with Ranbir Kapoor have been put on hold as his brother Abhinav has signed the actor for ... Read more...

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‘Tooth Tattoo’ Developed That Could Save Your Life


June 8th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Princeton, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 'tooth tattoo' manufactured from silk strands and gold wires could be used by experts to detect serious diseases. The small sensor sticks to dental enamel and ... Read more...

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Global warming to flood low lying areas more frequently


February 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Projected increases in sea-levels and storm intensities triggered by climate change is likely to flood low lying areas more frequently, a study reveals. Researchers from Princeton ... Read more...

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Glamour, Delhi, Afghanistan on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The books this weekend are fun and easy to read.1. "Opening Night"; Written by Diksha Basu; Published by Harper-Collins India; Priced at Rs.250This is ... Read more...

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Mulligan denied permission to click ‘Gatsby’ manuscript


December 29th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan was left disappointed while researching her role in "The Great Gatsby" as authorities at one of the colleges refused to let her take ... Read more...

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Uninformed persons can bring about majority decision


December 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) History is witness to how a handful have succeeded in uniting whole societies behind them and directed their fate. Now, a research shows that uninformed individuals ... Read more...

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Could city lights help locate alien civilisations?


November 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon a new idea of tracking aliens, after years of seeking them through radio signals and ultra short laser pulses.Avi Loeb, working ... Read more...

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Nobel economics laureates urge fiscal union for Eurozone


October 11th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) Eurozone needs a more centralised fiscal system for the sake of its own survival, according to two US professors awarded this year's Nobel economics prize.If ... Read more...

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Two Americans share Nobel Prize for Economics


October 10th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 10 (IANS) The Nobel Prize for Economcis will be shared by Christopher A. Sims and Thomas J. Sargent of the US "for their empirical research on cause and ... Read more...

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People more likely to yawn in winters


September 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) People are more likely to yawn in winters as opposed to the summer when the heat outdoors exceeds body temperature, which suggests that yawning could be ... Read more...

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Healthy childhood boosts job prospects in middle-age


September 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Children leading a happy and healthy childhood are likely to reap its rich dividends in their lateral life, especially in their job prospects when they reach ... Read more...

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Stuff that make Mumbai fabled (IANS Book Review)(With Image)


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Mumbai Fables"; Author: Gyan Prakash; Publisher: Harper Collins-India; Pages: 352; Price: Rs.425As described in an earlier work, Mumbai comes across as maximum city in "Mumbai Fables" too, a new release ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover darkest known planet


August 13th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by BNO News
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet, according to a report released by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) on Friday.The CfA report said that a distant, ... Read more...

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Direct removal of CO2 from air impractical: Scientists


May 10th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air physically may not be a very practicable way to reverse human-driven climate change and it would be cheaper to ... Read more...

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Language learners ‘are creative and smart’


March 16th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): Researchers have demonstrated that language learning goes well beyond simple imitation, and in fact that language learners are quite creative and remarkably smart.Not only are learners able ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cockroach ‘to fine-tune robots of the future’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are using the maddening locomotive skills of cockroaches to improve robots of the future.Amir Ayali of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology said the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism involved in breast cancer’s spread to bone uncovered


February 4th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered a mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone, which may lead to a new treatment for the disease.Cancer cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air laser to sniff out bombs, pollutants from a distance


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that may allow soldiers to sniff out hidden bombs from a distance."We are able to send a laser pulse out ... Read more...

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Noted Composer Milton Babbitt Dies At 94


January 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Princeton, New Jersey, Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American composer Milton Babbitt, who was best known for his serial and electronic music, breathed his last on Saturday at the age of ... Read more...

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New laser sensing technology ’sniffs bombs, pollutants from a distance’


January 29th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new laser sensing technology that could allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance.The Princeton University technology may also help scientists better measure ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon condemns UN HR official for ‘US orchestrated 9/11 terror attacks’ claim


January 26th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned one of the organisation's human rights officials for suggesting that the US had masterminded the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Richard ... Read more...

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Why using e-book makes your memory dull


January 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Readers using e-books are less likely to absorb what they have read because of the simple presentation. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader display text in ... Read more...

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Funky fonts make learning easier: Study


January 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Having difficulty learning something? Then try some funky fonts, suggests a new study.The research has shown that fonts, or styles of typeface, that are relatively difficult to read ... Read more...

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E-books make our brains lazy: Study


January 14th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A US research has suggested that readers using electronic books like the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader are less likely to remember what they have read because the ... Read more...

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New improved model detects seismic activity more accurately


December 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Geologists have taken an important step toward helping the United States government monitor nuclear explosions by improving a 3-dimensional model originally developed at Harvard University.The improvements make ... Read more...

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Scribbled thoughts reveal Michelangelo was a tortured poet


December 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): He was known for his extraordinary achievements in sculpture and painting, but Michelangelo was apparently a tortured poet - a relatively unknown fact to the world.Now, a ... Read more...

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A 50-year-old diabetic lives 8.5 yrs lesser than non-diabetic counterpart


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a 50-year-old diabetic can expect to live 8.5 years fewer years, on average, than a 50-year-old without the disease.A new report ... Read more...

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Radiation rings hint Big Bang may not have been the first


November 30th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new analysis of the relic radiation has suggested that the universe got its start eons earlier and has cycled through myriad episodes of birth and death, with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How do jump ropes work?


November 28th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Engineers have built a robotic jump rope device and used it to study the underlying physics of jumping rope.Jump ropes are used by kids for fun and by ... Read more...

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Biggest galaxies formed when universe was young


November 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University has found that some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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