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Kudankulam reactor to operate from October: Minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is scheduled to be operational by October 2012 and the 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor ... Read more...

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Bill Gates is investing in futuristic toilets


August 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17(THAINDIAN NEWS)The computer inventor Bill Gates is thinking about introducing futuristic toilets. It is said the he has invested a lot of money particularly in the technology of coming ... Read more...

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Radical triangular plane to take to sky in future


August 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA has successfully demonstrated a working prototype of the triangle-shaped "plane of the future" - and it hopes the aircraft will become the next universally adopted ... Read more...

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Chandhok set for Le Mans debut


June 14th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Le Mans (France), June 14 (IANS) Karun Chandhok is set to become the first Indian driver to start the historic Le Mans 24-Hour race at the La Sarthe circuit this ... 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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Russia test fires new ballistic missile


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia test-fired a new prototype ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome Wednesday, Defence Ministry spokesman Vadim Koval said, but did not name the new weapon."The ... Read more...

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Laser wipes paper clean for reuse


May 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Engineers have developed a way of using lasers to remove ink from paper so it can be reused in printers and photocopiers. The new technique could ... Read more...

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Russia warns of destroying US missile shield


May 12th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Russia is ready to destroy US missile defence facilities in Europe if Moscow considers them as real threats, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said."(The deployment) raises ... Read more...

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US hypersonic weapons threat to Russia: Minister


May 11th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US research into hypersonic weapons, which Washington aims to complete by 2015, represents an especially serious threat to Russia, acting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin ... Read more...

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‘Viability test of compressed air engine completed’


May 7th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Monday said that it has completed the viability test of its compressed air engine vehicle and will now focus on industrialising the ... Read more...

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Indian-run New Zealand firm designs UAV for cloud seeding


March 26th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) An Indian-promoted aviation company in New Zealand is developing what it claims to be the world's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for cloud seeding.Auckland-based Apeiron Aerospace, ... Read more...

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Russia to dispose of 4 million guns, including AK-47s


March 15th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's defence ministry will dispose of four million obsolete guns and rifles, mainly AK-47s, by 2015.According to Russian daily Izvestia, a source in the defence ... Read more...

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Device hushes talkative bores into silence


March 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) A Japanese device could be handy in stopping bores who go about inflicting their loud, non-stop chatter on other people who may prefer silence.The prototype, devised ... Read more...

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China develops bullet train for extreme cold


March 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Chinese engineers have developed a high-speed train that can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.A prototype of the train was developed by China ... Read more...

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US Navy developing a super powerful Railgun


March 1st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US army’s vision to have electromagnetic superweapons for the navy by the year 2020 is very much on course. The making of the futuristic weapon, ... Read more...

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Edible bottles could replace plastic waste


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Fancy a bottle that could be as edible and tasty as its contents and get rid of the plastic waste that such products currently generate. Harvard ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan to make lifeboat for tsunami


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japan has initiated a project to develop a lifeboat which is able to float on rising tsunami waves as one of the evacuation measures, a media ... Read more...

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Russian firm to build dozens of transport aircraft by 2020


January 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Aviastar SP, one of Russia's largest aircraft-building enterprises, is to build 10 super-heavy Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin Il-476 cargo aircraft by 2020, Deputy ... Read more...

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Testing of India’s fast breeder reactor by September


January 11th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Systems testing of India's own 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) is expected to commence in September this year -- by when the construction work ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Steve Jobs immortalized as an action figure


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve Jobs’ action figure is incredibly close to his real figure. The image has already been shown on television and on the Internet.The details of ... Read more...

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Waste paper powers futuristic Sony battery


December 20th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Sony which offered an iconic product like the Walkman, running on a bio battery, has now come up with one that digests waste paper to provide ... Read more...

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Terminator-Style Contact Lenses to be available soon


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Welcome to the future! A new computerized contact lens keeps you updated with information. The Terminator-styled lens, when it is finally made available to the public, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Spice plans incubation centres for mobile apps developers


November 7th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Mobile handset maker Spice is aiming to focus more on mobile applications and also planning to come up with incubation centres across the country for application ... Read more...

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This car model costs more than the original


October 12th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A car model of a Lamborghini made of gold and studded with diamonds costs more than the original and is expected to fetch a whopping 3 ... Read more...

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NID wins global sustainable auto-design contest


October 5th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A team of Indian design institutes led by the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design (NID) has won an award at the PACE Forum 2011, a ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine being tested in Spain


September 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) A team of Spanish researchers has developed a prototype of a vaccine against the AIDS-causing HIV virus that is "much more powerful" than those made to ... Read more...

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Russian missile fails test launch


September 28th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile has failed a test launch, Russia's Space Forces confirmed Wednesday.The missile was launched Tuesday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, 800 ... Read more...

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Naval LCA engine test successful


September 27th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India's bid to build its own carrier-borne fighter plane got a boost with the naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft successfully completing its first ... Read more...

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Baloon like airships to transport goods by 2020


September 4th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Gigantic balloon-like objects floating in the sky, the successors to the Zeppelins of yore, are set to revolutionise the way cargo is transported around the globe ... Read more...

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A software that teaches you how to read


July 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Computer science students have come up with an innovative way to help children learn to read -- a software that acts as a virtual reading coach.Ashley ... Read more...

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Turkey to produce rifles at home


July 5th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 5 (IANS) Turkey will domestically produce assault rifles for its armed forces that will eventually replace foreign-made ones currently in use, a media report said.A prototype of a ... Read more...

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Russia to build n-powered destroyer by 2016


June 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will finish in 2016 the construction of a new destroyer, most likely to be nuclear-powered, a top official said Thursday."A prototype of an ocean-going ... Read more...

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Japan conjures locomotive that rides on air cushion


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) The Japanese, who pioneered high speed trains nearly half a century ago, have now conjured up a flying locomotive - straight out of the pages of ... Read more...

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New paper computer, PaperPhone, set to revolutionise smartphones, tablets


May 5th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): The world's first interactive paper computer has been developed, and it is set to revolutionize the world of interactive computing.Professor Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen's University Human ... Read more...

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Now, tongue-kiss your love online for real using a smooching machine!


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): In a bid to enhance long-distance relationships, Japanese researchers have developed a kissing machine that lets users 'transmit the feeling of a kiss' over the Internet.The device, created ... Read more...

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