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Using cellphones, tablets before bedtime affects sleep


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) If you happen to be one of those who often find it difficult to fall asleep at night, the reason could be usage of cellphones or ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

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Green LED TVs and computers ‘a step closer to reality’


April 26th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new method for manufacturing green-colored LEDs with greatly enhanced light output, which could likely lead to a new generation of high-performance, energy-efficient display devices.First ... Read more...

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Student creates system that transmits data through metal using ultrasound


March 8th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new system that uses ultrasound to transmit large quantities of data and power wirelessly through thick metal walls, ... Read more...

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‘Liquid pistons’ could lead to new advances in camera lenses, drug delivery


January 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed liquid pistons, which could lead to new devices like micro displacement pumps and liquid switches, to adaptive lenses and advanced ... Read more...

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‘Nanoscoops’ batteries that charge ‘40 times faster than conventional ones’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers are pioneering a new study in which they have developed a type of nanomaterial that could spark a new generation of Lithium ion batteries ... Read more...

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Computers may one day solve problems as creatively as humans


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Although a computer can crunch several million numbers in a few seconds, it cannot be expected to spot a fake bronze coin which has, says, 544 B.C inscribed ... Read more...

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Water could play major role in graphene nanoelectronics


October 27th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): According to a new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, water can be used to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to ... Read more...

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‘Natural’ coating for surgical equipment that kills MRSA on contact


August 17th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces, which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).The coating is ... Read more...

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Now, packing material made from mushrooms


July 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new packing foam, engineered from mushrooms and agricultural waste, is now entering stores across the world.The composite is called Mycobond(tm), and its manufacture requires just one eighth ... Read more...

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In spring, extended daylight disrupts teens’ sleep patterns


July 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Teenagers tend to delay bedtimes during Spring, thanks to the later sunset and extended daylight exposure in the season, say researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center ... Read more...

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Now, remote sensing to help detect hidden explosives


July 12th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): American scientists have made a major breakthrough in remote wave sensing, opening the way for detecting hidden explosives, chemical, biological agents and illegal drugs from a distance of ... Read more...

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Remote sensing system can sniff out hidden explosives


July 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A remote sensing technique could sniff out hidden explosives, chemical, biological agents and illegal drugs from afar. The new system, using terahertz (THz) wave technology, can also "see ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Can goalie predict whether penalty kick goes right or left?


June 25th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) In the split second before foot meets ball, a striker's body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to latest research whose findings were ... Read more...

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Footballer’s body betrays whether penalty kick will swerve to left or right


June 25th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A footballer's body betrays whether his penalty kick will swerve to the left or right just a split second before his foot meets the ball, according to new ... Read more...

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American Scientists Endeavoring To Procreate A Cat-Level Brain


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Pentagon-backed scientists aspire to generate a human-like engine in the future. But they are starting off with the aspiration of constructing artificial astuteness on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New method predicts fate of stem cells


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists have come up with a new method for predicting the fate of stem cells.Using advanced computer vision technology to detect subtle cell movements that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Math may explain a good night’s sleep


February 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Researchers have turned to the principles of mathematics to further their understanding of the sleep-wake cycle and how it can go awry.Experts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come ... Read more...

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Lack of morning light keeps teenagers awake


February 17th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Insufficient exposure to morning light may be instrumental in depriving teenagers of enough sleep, a new study says. "As teenagers spend more time indoors, they miss out on ... Read more...

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Lack of morning light delays sleep in teens


February 17th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Insufficient daily morning light exposure contributes to teenagers not getting enough sleep, concludes a new study."As teenagers spend more time indoors, they miss out on essential morning light ... Read more...

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Combined PCs beat second fastest supercomputer in mapping Milky Way


February 15th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Legions of personal computers (PCs), engaged in a project to map the Milky Way, beat the world's second fastest supercomputer in sheer performance. At this very moment, tens of ... Read more...

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PCs around the world unite to map the Milky Way’s shape


February 11th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Reports indicate that tens of thousands of home computers around the world are working together to map the shape of our Milky Way galaxy.Enthusiastic and inquisitive volunteers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grain sized fossil helps unspool climate change mystery


November 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Deep under the sea, a sand grain sized fossil nestles among a billion of its closest dead kins. Known as foraminifera, these complex little shells of calcium carbonate ... Read more...

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Proven method can significantly reduce energy consumption in street lighting


November 8th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 8 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated in multiple field tests that, by using what they describe as a Unified System of Photometry, a street lighting system can be designed to reduce ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seafloor fossils to reconstruct Earth’s climates up to 250 million years ago


November 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 8 (ANI): In a research lasting two decades, a scientist has studied ancient, deep-sea fossils to reconstruct the climates of Earth up to 250 million years ago. The scientist in ... Read more...

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High-performance, low-cost green LEDs to brighten up the future


September 6th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): A scientist is aiming to develop a high-performance, low-cost green LED (Light-emitting diode).According to Christian Wetzel, professor of physics and the Wellfleet Professor of Future Chips at Rensselaer ... Read more...

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Cities, human brains evolved in similar ways


September 4th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Cities and human brains have evolved in strikingly similar ways, says a new study. Just as advanced mammalian brains require a robust neural network to achieve richer and more ... Read more...

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Nighttime alertness probed


August 27th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers in the U.S., has shown that the circadian system is not the only pathway involved in determining alertness at night - red ... Read more...

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Eyes have given us real ’superpowers’, says expert


June 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Making a startling discovery, a scientist has claimed in his new book that the evolution of vision has provided humans with four real superpowers: telepathy, X-ray vision, seeing ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to realising a contraceptive pill for men


June 12th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): An American researcher has for the first time come up with insights into what changes occur within sperm after it enters the female reproductive tract.Mark Platt, an ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new tool to visualize past and future lunar eclipses


June 9th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, have developed a new method for using computer graphics to simulate and render an accurate visualization of a lunar eclipse, whether in ... Read more...

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Biochemical changes that put sperm ‘in the mood’ identified


April 13th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Making a significant advance towards new infertility treatments and a male contraceptive pill, scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have identified key biochemical changes that put sperm "in the ... Read more...

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Slimmer nanorods may revolutionise 3-D computer chip technology


March 18th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique for growing slimmer copper nanorods, a breakthrough that can pave the way for advanced integrated 3-D chip technology.The researchers have found ... Read more...

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Smart lighting may replace common light bulb in coming years


January 14th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): The common light bulb may become history in coming years, thanks to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York who have significantly improved the lighting performance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

LEDs set to revolutionise lighting


December 17th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Energy efficient, ecologically sound light emitting diodes, or LEDs, are emerging as the hottest choice in illuminating homes and businesses. "We are on the verge of a revolution," ... Read more...

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