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Astronauts use toothbrush to fix space station


September 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague Akihiko Hoshide were finally able to install a power unit on the International Space Station Wednesday during their ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams takes fifth spacewalk (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, has completed her fifth spacewalk lasting a near ... Read more...

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NASA completes `brain transplant’ on Curiosity rover


August 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has announced that it has completed "brain transplant" on Mars rover Curiosity.As its main and backup computers ... Read more...

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Mars rover to undergo ‘brain transplant’


August 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a "brain transplant" over the weekend with a software upgrade to prepare for new tasks ahead, NASA has said.The upgrade ... Read more...

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NASA rover lands on Mars to discover if there was life (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered one tonne rover Curiosity, packed with sophisticated instruments, touched down on Mars Sunday on a quest for signs of whether the Earth's ... Read more...

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Curiosity lands on Mars


August 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered rover Curiosity touched down on Mars Sunday."Touchdown confirmed for @MarsCuriosity," said a NASA tweet as its scientists celebrated back in headquarters.The six-wheeled ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital unveils robotic arm for surgeries (Lead) (With Image)


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute here set another benchmark in advanced medicare by introducing da Vinci robotic surgery Sunday.Inaugurated by an eminent ... Read more...

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Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai gets robotic arm for surgeries


June 10th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Advanced medical techniques took a great leap forward in India with the arrival of a robotic arm for assisting in surgeries at the prestigious Kokilaben Dhirubhai ... Read more...

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First commercial spacecraft docks with space station


May 26th, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX's unmanned capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, becoming the first commercial spacecraft to have reached the orbital outpost, ... Read more...

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Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

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Practice really does make you perfect


February 10th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Practice makes perfect is an old truism. And now science is proving that those who practise tasks repeatedly, especially after mastering them, exert less energy, performing ... Read more...

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US rover to scout for Mars’ habitability


November 27th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover was launched to help assess Mars' habitability.The car-sized rover, atop an Atlas V rocket, blasted off at 10.02 a.m. Saturday from Cape ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered US rover launched to probe Mars’ habitability


November 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover lifted off on Saturday morning to help assess Mars' habitability, or whether the Red Planet is or ever was an environment able ... Read more...

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NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour prepares to leave space station, return to Earth


May 29th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by BNO News
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (BNO NEWS) -- The six crew members of the space shuttle Endeavour on Sunday said farewell to the three Expedition 28 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ... Read more...

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Now, biosensors to signal when you are sick


March 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists are coming up with biosensors which when implanted in your body could even signals when you're getting sick - almost like the "check engine" light in a ... Read more...

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Finding life on Mars could get easier with new tool


February 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Finding Martian life may soon become easier with the creative adaptation of a common analytical tool that can be installed directly on the robotic arm of a space ... Read more...

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Robot arm boosts brain-controlled device’s performance


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new University of Chicago study has found that the performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralysed people move objects with their thoughts just got better ... Read more...

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Tongue clicks could soon help paralysed people steer their wheelchairs


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Paralysed, disabled, or quadriplegics may soon be able to operate wheelchairs using their tongues - thanks to an innovation led by an Indian-origin scientist.The key is an ... Read more...

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World’s first remote heart procedure using robotic arm


November 16th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): The world's first remote heart procedure, using a robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping is set to take place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.Dr Andre Ng, senior lecturer at ... Read more...

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‘Universal’ robotic hand runs on coffee and party balloons!


October 26th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Researchers from Cornell University, University of Chicago and iRobot have created a versatile robotic gripper using ground coffee and a latex party balloon.They call it a universal ... Read more...

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Indian-American working on robots to improve daily life


September 27th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) They're mundane, yet daunting tasks: Tidying a messy room or assembling a bookshelf from a kit of parts. Fetching a hairbrush for someone who can't do it herself. ... Read more...

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Universal Orlando Decides To Supersize Their Harry Potter Ride For Obese Visitors


September 17th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Universal Orlando is now trying to find out a way of making their popular ‘Harry Potter’ ride enjoyable for all and sundry. They ... Read more...

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China acquires deep-diving technology


August 27th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A homemade submersible has reached a depth of 3,759 metres, making China the fifth country to acquire deep-diving technology, a media report said Friday. The Jiaolong, which is 8.2 ... Read more...

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India to show presence through Indo-Russian robotic mission


August 13th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): India and Russia have jointly started working on a robotic mission, whereby the Russian-built four-legged platform will deliver around 35kg of scientific equipment to the lunar surface and ... Read more...

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Atlantis astronauts, in high spirits, work overtime


May 18th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (DPA) Two astronauts grappled with an unruly cable and struggled with an antenna Monday during the first spacewalk of shuttle Atlantis' final scheduled mission. Astronauts Steve Bowen and Garrett ... Read more...

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Atlantis docks for last time at space station


May 16th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (DPA) The Atlantis shuttle docked Sunday on its last mission to the space station after some tense hours about dodging a piece of orbiting debris. NASA officials debated through Saturday ... Read more...

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Robot arm to be used in world’s first heart op


April 29th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An expert at University of Leicester is going to conduct the world's first robotics system operation at Glenfield Hospital Leicester.Dr Andre Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences at ... Read more...

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Underwater asphalt volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean


April 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered underwater asphalt volcanoes that were hidden in the depths of the Pacific Ocean for 40,000 years.The research, funded by the National ... Read more...

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US astronauts complete second spacewalk


April 12th, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (DPA) Two US astronauts completed their 7-hour-26-minute spacewalk Sunday after struggling with a troublesome bolt that forced them to leave some of their work undone. Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson, ... Read more...

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Zoomsystems Vending Machines To Churn Out Body Shop Products


March 16th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The consumers who like the skincare products made by the brand The Body Shop and travel a lot can be assured that they will get these ... Read more...

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Scientists reconstruct 3-D hand motions from brain signals


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has successfully reconstructed 3-D hand movements using brain signals recorded in a non-invasive way.According to the researchers, their study may open new doors for ... Read more...

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Private Practice: A Parents Nightmare


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
By Anita Thomas Jan 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mya shows up at the Wellness Center to tell her parents she’s pregnant her voice freezes from fright and look to Addison to tell them instead. ... Read more...

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New discovery can improve stroke recovery


January 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists from Harvard University have made a novel discovery that may help in improving physical recovery in stroke patients.They showed that a key feature of how limb motion ... Read more...

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Heart surgery by robotics one step closer to reality


December 12th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Scientists have come one step closer to the day when computers may actually start performing surgery with the development of a computerized 3D model that lets surgeons to ... Read more...

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