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New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills


April 17th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.The airy nanosponges also conduct ... Read more...

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India offers value proposition to US business: Envoy


November 15th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Highlighting the synergies of Indian and US businesses, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has said their partnerships have contributed immensely to the growth the knowledge economy sectors ... Read more...

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Synthetic protein to help regenerate new tissues


September 11th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have thought up a new way to synthesize collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, for regenerating new tissues and organs from stem cells. ... Read more...

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Scientists conjure graphene out of cookies


August 5th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists can virtually conjure graphene, touted as a miracle material for its toughness and conductivity, out of just about anything - even cookies.Graphene, an allotrope of ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist designs nanosized batteries


July 31st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A team led by an Indian origin scientist has packaged lithium ion batteries, which power mobiles and smartphones, into a single nanowire. The breakthrough could be ... Read more...

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‘Freaky mouse’ defeats common poison


July 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Mice have found ways of outwitting humans in the matter of survival -- by evolving resistance to common poison.New research by Michael Kohn and colleagues at ... Read more...

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How did Antarctic succumb to ice age?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Researchers now know how the Antarctic Peninsula first succumbed to ice during a prolonged period of global cooling and how it has warmed up significantly in ... Read more...

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Unique life-saving device to offer heart a second chance!


April 27th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Rice University bioengineering students in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) have invented a unique life-saving device that would give immediate second chances to arrhythmia victims headed ... Read more...

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‘Iron Man’ type robotic exoskeleton to aid recovery in spinal injury patients


April 19th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A new robotic exoskeleton has been developed to provide spinal cord injury patients with assistance and resistance to help rebuild muscle function."The thought was, if we've got somebody ... Read more...

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How an all-out cyberwar between US, China in 2020 might look like


March 24th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has hypothesised what an all-out cyberwar between the U.S. and China might look like.Christopher Bronk, author of ... Read more...

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Now, ‘pruned’ microchips that are faster, smaller, more energy-efficient


March 17th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used.Computing experts from the United States, ... Read more...

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‘Pruned’ microchips faster, smaller, greener


March 17th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) A scientific breakthrough has opened the way to doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used."I believe this ... Read more...

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Brain has three layers of working memory: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers have long debated whether the brain contains two or three layers of working memory.Now, a new study by the Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology ... Read more...

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Defensive military alliances promote peace: Study


February 11th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A Rice University study has suggested that countries that enter into defense pacts with other nations are less likely to be attacked and attack others.The study, co-authored by ... Read more...

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Microsponges from seaweed may help diagnose diseases quickly


February 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that microsponges derived from seaweed may help diagnose heart disease, cancers, HIV and other diseases quickly and at far lower cost than current ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise against brain cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists have successfully destroyed tumours of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumours with heat.Rice University bioengineers ... Read more...

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Like humans, amoebae too pack a lunch before traveling


January 20th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Some amoebae do exactly what we do before we travel - pack a lunch.The study, conducted by evolutionary biologists Joan Strassmann and David Queller of Rice University, has ... Read more...

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Poker faced professions more taxing on emotions


January 12th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Professions demanding a neutral expression can be more taxing on employees' emotions. Consequently, such employees have less energy to devote to the required tasks, says a new research ... Read more...

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Keeping a poker face at work might take a toll on you


January 12th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): The more you are required to suppress emotions at work, the greater toll it takes on you, says a new study from Rice University, the University of Toronto ... Read more...

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Women’s tears ‘kill sexual arousal in men’


January 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): They say tears are woman's best arsenal - and they probably are - for they are powerful enough to dampen a man's sexual arousal, according to a new ... Read more...

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eBay communities make participants better buyers and sellers: Study


December 18th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Customers of eBay who participate in the company's online communities become more conservative buyers and more selective and efficient sellers, a new study from Rice University's Jones Graduate ... Read more...

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How a leader is chosen impacts whether others will follow


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people who are deemed social misfits or 'losers' are ineffective leaders, even if they are fighting for a cause that would benefit ... Read more...

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Customer-satisfaction surveys ‘can harm your business’


November 4th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has indicated that post-service customer surveys, designed to enhance customer experiences, might actually harm a business' relationships with clients.Researchers at the Rice University found that ... Read more...

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Smallest electric engine could power future nanomachines


October 29th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have designed a blueprint for the smallest electric engine ever that could eventually drive tiny conveyor belts or ... Read more...

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New graphene study could lead to improvements in bluetooth headsets


October 19th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have successfully built and tested an amplifier made from graphene that could lead to more efficient circuits in electronic chips, such as those used in Bluetooth headsets ... Read more...

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Silicon ‘can radically increase capacity of lithium-ion batteries’


October 14th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists have found that silicon can radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries."The anode, or negative, side of today's batteries is made ... Read more...

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Electric cars more promising for ‘cutting emissions and US oil imports’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new research revealed that electric cars hold a greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard.Rice University's Baker Institute ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles ‘can detect and eliminate prostate cancer cells’


September 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University were able to use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect and eliminate implanted human prostate cancer cells.Dmitri Lapotko showed that the nanobubbles, generated ... Read more...

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Potential ‘persistence’ switch for tuberculosis discovered


September 18th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Rice University bioengineers have examined a portion of the tuberculosis genome that responds to stress and have found a network of genes that may "switch" the disease into ... Read more...

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New study may help identify employees who enjoy multitasking


September 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study may help employers identify employees who enjoy multitasking and are less inclined to quit jobs involving multitasking.The research, led by Elizabeth Poposki of the Indiana ... Read more...

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Google Makes BuckyBalls Its Logo!


September 4th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google often makes news for altering its logo which is usually known as Google Doodle. Today the users who open the Google home page in their ... Read more...

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Eve - the mother of all humans, lived 200,000 years ago


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Eve, the maternal ancestor of all humans, lived about 200,000 years ago, confirms a new study.The Rice University study was based on a side-by-side comparison of 10 human ... Read more...

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Video quality doesn’t matter when you’re enjoying what you’re watching


August 13th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Video quality is not that important when you're enjoying what you're watching, a new research has revealed.Researchers from Rice University's Department of Psychology found that if you like ... Read more...

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Oz sponge may help shed light on life’s origin


August 5th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Rice University's researchers have established a draft genome sequence for Amphimedon queenslandica, a sponge found off the coast of Australia - that can help them understand life's origin ... Read more...

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Study reveals pros, cons of nanotech-enhanced building materials’ use


July 29th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Nanomaterials will soon find effective use in the construction industry but widespread use in building materials comes with potential environmental and health risks when those materials are ... Read more...

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