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Biocompatible gel to replace damaged cartilage


September 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Experts in mechanics, materials science and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchable biocompatible gel that could replace damaged cartilage in human joints.Called a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New ultrathin flat lens for the perfect image


August 26th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Applied physicists have created an ultrathin flat lens that reproduces perfect images without the distortions caused by existing lenses."Our flat lens opens up a new type ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

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Underwater vehicle aims to mimic stingrays


July 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Engineers are trying to emulate the effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and mantarays by creating their own ray-like machine modelled on nature."They (rays) are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New class of vaccines won’t require cold storage


July 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new silk-based stabiliser that kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius.The breakthrough could free vaccines and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Rubber band electronics’ will cut hospital visits


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) 'Rubber band electronics' will enable seamless integration of monitoring devices with the human body to track a patient's vital signs and transmit them to doctors, making ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Student suicide: Engineering college chief discharged


May 12th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) An engineering institute's director and teacher, accused of abetting a student's suicide in 2005, were discharged by a Delhi court due to lack of evidence ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amazing gel could breathe feeling in robots


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An amazing oscillating gel could imbue robots with feeling in the near future, says a new study.These findings pave the way for the development of a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New polymer can reproduce smooth, rough textures


March 16th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Perhaps inspired by a chameleon's changing colours, engineers have developed a polymer that reproduces rough, smooth textures as and when required."By changing the voltage applied to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Origami inspires technique to ‘clone’ robo-insects


February 17th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Elegant pop-up books and origami are inspiring a new technique to 'clone' tiny robo-insects by their dozens from a single sheet. Designed by Harvard engineers, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Piranha resistent fish could inspire body armour


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Brazil's massive Arapaima fish might be reproduced by engineers for applications such as body armor, thanks to its intricately designed scales, a study reveals.The inspiration for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A quick-fix found for mobile phone cracks, scratches


January 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Mobile phones, iPads and iPhones often suffer cracks or scratches that are too small to detect, causing malfunction. Researchers have now come up with a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pitcher plant inspires liquid repelling coating


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) After rainfall, the cupped leaf of the sweet smelling pitcher plant becomes a frictionless surface, enticing ants, spiders and even frogs to their doom. Now it ... Read more...

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Solar panels keep buildings cool, keep AC costs down


July 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Solar panels on your rooftop aren't just providing clean, inexpensive power, they are doing more - cooling your house and keeping expenses down on air conditioning. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A robot that is able to grow corn


July 18th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 18 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican student has designed a robot capable of doing farm work including "plowing, planting, spraying and harvesting" corn, authorities said."Though a prototype does not ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New anti-wrinkle biomaterial mimics human tissue


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) In a breakthrough in tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue, which doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New wireless materials could make power cables obsolete


May 24th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Electrical engineers are hopeful that amazing man-made materials should be able to transmit power to laptops and cell phones, even cars and elevators, wirelessly.Stated simply, fabrication ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Carbon nanotubes bring ’synthetic’ brains closer to reality


April 24th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Engineering researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a carbon nanotube synapse circuit that functions like a neuron, the building block of the brain.This is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How natural disasters, political unrest affect Internet usage


April 5th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study on natural disasters and political unrest has provided unique insight into the effects they have on the Internet.Researchers at Northwestern University analysed data from the recent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six-and-a-half-year-old passes IGNOU exam


March 27th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A six-and-a-half-year-old boy has become the youngest recipient of an Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) degree, passing the exam for the Certificate in Craft ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Energy efficient ’smarter’ smartphones, slimmer laptops


February 28th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A Harvard researcher has developed a device that could apparently reduce the power usage of modern processing chips-just like 'shutting off the lights when you leave the room'.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts discuss advances in computer science at Amity Campus


February 8th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.8 (ANI): The Amity School of Engineering and Technology kickstarted a two-day National Conference on advances in computer science and technology at its campus here on Tuesday.Leading researchers, scientists, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

A smart house that alerts when residents fall ill


February 4th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) The prototype of an energy-efficient house has been programmed to send alerts if its residents fall ill.InterHome is the first in the UK which can monitor the health ... Read more...

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Celeb whose tweets influenced news stories in 2010


January 9th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has found that tweets from celebrities like Conan O'Brian, sometimes beat out news organizations and reigned as Twitter's top influencers on big news stories."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, detect esophageal cancer with light


January 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed and successfully tested a device that holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nantotechnologists create ‘world’s smallest Christmas card’


December 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Nantotechnologists at the University of Glasgow have created what they believe is the world's smallest Christmas card.The card is so small it could fit on to the surface ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adult stem cells that do not age created


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): University at Buffalo researchers have engineered adult stem cells that do not age, which means that scientists can grow them continuously in culture.The discovery could speed development of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popular Twitter celebs ‘hold no influence’ online


September 25th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): If you thought Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears were the most influential people on Twitter with an ever-increasing list of followers, then you are wrong, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Human vision inspired supercomputer may drive cars someday


September 16th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Inspired by our remarkable ability to quickly navigate through the street recognizing cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously, researchers at Yale have developed a supercomputer based on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Log on to www.pulseofthetweeters.com to know Twitter’s most influential people


September 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): If you thought Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears were the most influential people on Twitter with an ever-increasing list of followers, then you are wrong, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Urine Powered Car Might Be A Reality In The Future


August 30th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Peeing into the gas tank of your car might just refrain you from going to the gas station in the future. The idea might take a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment, Sci-Tech |

Urine-powered fuel cells to offer pee power to people


August 27th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): This could literally be called pee power to the people-researchers have figured out a way to make the world's first urine-powered fuel cells.Chemistry postdocs Shanwen Tao and Rong ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Synthetic cells that act like real ones designed


July 21st, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Inspired by ants' social interactions, researchers have created artificial cells capable of acting like their biological counterparts. The research paves the way towards producing synthetic cells that could ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin


July 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered why the world's fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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