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‘Crows highly social like humans’


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Crows are far more socially well connected and seem to share information than suspected, a Scotland research claims, saying they have human-like networks of friends and ... Read more...

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Climate change forces mirgration of Australian tropical fish


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Australian scientists have unearthed "striking evidence" of mass migration of tropical fish southwards owing to climate change.Compiled by over 80 of Australia's leading marine experts for ... Read more...

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Star Trek-like hologram to revolutionise video conferencing


May 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D video conferencing pod that allows people in different locations to communicate as if they are standing in front ... Read more...

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China finishes sequencing Genghis Khan descendant’s genome


December 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) China said Sunday that it has finished sequencing the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan.In 1206, a man known as Temujen was crowned Genghis ... Read more...

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Video games spur creativity among kids


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Despite the bad press, playing video games may actually spur creativity among boys and girls, independently of their violent or non-violent nature.A study of nearly 500, ... Read more...

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3 young Indian American scientists honoured by Obama


October 4th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Three Indian Americans, Dr Kartik A Srinivasan, Sumita Pennathur and Hari Shroff, are among 94 researchers honoured by President Barack Obama with Presidential Early ... Read more...

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IBM unveils computing chips that mimic human brain


August 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) IBM researchers Thursday unveiled an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the human brain processes information.IBM said in a statement that researchers have created ... Read more...

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New technique converts skin cells into brain cells


June 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) It is now possible to reprogramme mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells, bypassing the stem cell stage, a new breakthrough has shown.Lund University's ... Read more...

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Misuse of over-the-counter pain relievers can cause severe liver damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that many people take billions of doses of over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol every year, without knowing the active ingredients they contain, such ... Read more...

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Dogs ‘likelier to bond better with male owners than female’


April 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A pilot study about human-canine interactions has found that dogs owned by men, especially neurotic men, approach their owners more often than dogs of female owners.The findings ... Read more...

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Microchip to power first bionic eye


April 4th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Syndey, April 4 (IANS) Researchers have unveiled a microchip which is expected to power the first functional bionic eye."This is a remarkable new microchip that has brought a retinal implant ... Read more...

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‘Saber-toothed’ vegetarian prowled Brazil 260 million years ago


March 25th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A dog-sized, vegetarian animal that lived 260 million years ago in Brazil might have used its fierce-looking saber-teeth to ward off predators and in battles over territory, according ... Read more...

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BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... Read more...

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Extinct rabbit ‘didn’t hop and had no enemies due to hefty size’


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A massive bunny that lived three to five million years ago on the Spanish island of Minorca was so hefty that it had lost the ability to hop ... Read more...

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Secret of vital organs’ elasticity unravelled


March 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled the secrets of elastin, the protein that gives our vital organs their ability to expand and contract. The elastin around our lungs, for ... Read more...

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Study finds secret behind humans’ near-perfect tissue elasticity over a lifetime


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how evolution has triumphed by giving human tissues their elastic properties that will last a lifetime.Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered the shape ... Read more...

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Madonna’s Malawi project leader set to put new plan into gear


February 18th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Singer Madonna's plan to open many schools instead of just one in Malawi is set to take off revealed a leader of the project.Trevor Neilson, a ... Read more...

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Tiny water flea contains largest number of genes


February 9th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the near-microscopic freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex, or water flea is the animal with the most genes, about 31,000.By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. ... Read more...

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Researchers use cell profiling to detect cancer


January 26th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers are finding ways to tell a healthy cell from an abnormal one to identify and pre-empt cancer. Though in its early stages, the research represents a new ... Read more...

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‘Batman’ movies inspire real-world tank design


December 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have taken inspiration from the Batman movies to design seven new conceptual vehicles that may help fight crime.According to technology blog The Engineer, project leader Hisham Awad, ... Read more...

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Now, print instant meals to tackle hunger


December 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) First there were meals we had to make all by ourselves. Then 'readymade' meals came along, making life that much easier. But what if you could just print ... Read more...

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Why snakes don’t need wings to fly


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some species of snake can stay airborne for up to 79 feet.The acrobatic arboreal snakes, all in the genus Chrysopelea, use what's known as ... Read more...

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Mobile diagnostics can tell if you have STDs


November 10th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) For those agonising over whether they have contracted sexually transmitted infections (STI), help is at hand -- actually, just a mobile phone away.University of London scientists ... Read more...

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How protein ‘assassin’ kills rogue cells in our bodies


November 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has discovered how a protein 'assassin' called perforin punches holes in, and kills, rogue cells in our bodies."Perforin is our body's weapon of cleansing and ... Read more...

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Butterflies cure themselves of disease with medicinal plants


October 11th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Experts have discovered that Monarch butterflies can cure themselves and their offspring of disease by using medicinal plants.The disease is caused by a protozoan parasite called Ophryocystis elektroscirrha. ... Read more...

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Trigger that sets off pulsating aurorae found


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the elusive trigger that sets off the most striking visual outbursts, known as pulsating aurorae or blinking lights around Earth's polar regions.Though typical auroras ... Read more...

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Donald Trump offers to buy out New York City Park51 mosque


September 10th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Donald Trump on Thursday offered to buy out the main investor involved in the controversial mosque project near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, saying if the ... Read more...

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New Predatory Dinosaur Discovery in Romania:Balour Bondoc “Stocky Dragon”


August 31st, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report in News.Discovery.com, the fossil of a new predatory dinosaur has been discovered in Romania, which dated back to the time when Romania ... Read more...

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Soon, deaf people to use sign language on cell phones to talk


August 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): University of Washington engineers are developing a tool which would be able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks."This is the first study of how deaf ... Read more...

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Driverless vans on a trip from Italy to China


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Two driverless electric robot vans have begun an epic journey from Italy to China, using cameras and laser scanners to aid navigation and avoid collision with other vehicles. ... Read more...

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Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles: Testing of Automotive Technology


July 21st, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The longest test drive of an automobile with no driver was launched Tuesday by a team of Italian engineers in an eight thousand mile trek which ... Read more...

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Italy To China Road Trip In Driverless Vehicles?


July 21st, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of engineers in Italy has recently designed a "no driver required" vehicle. The engineers have decided to put their camera inside the car and ... Read more...

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Archaeologists carry out virtual excavation of Stonehenge


July 21st, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Archaeologists have taken excavation one step further - they are carrying out a virtual excavation of Stonehenge to discover what the area looked like when the monument was ... Read more...

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Ethnic minority population in UK to rise from eight to 20 per cent


July 13th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 13 (ANI): The share of Whites in the UK would shrink from 92 per cent to 79 per cent in 2051where as the ethnic minority share of the population will ... Read more...

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Indians in Britain to double by 2051


July 13th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) The population of Indians in Britain is expected to nearly double from 1.4 million to 2.67 million by 2051 by which time the country's population would hover around ... Read more...

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