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‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britain offers 100 scholarships to Indian students


November 16th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Britain will grant 100 scholarships to bright Indian students enrolling in post-graduate engineering, science and technology programmes in the Queen's University in Northern Ireland from September ... Read more...

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Your computer could shout back at you in a few years


July 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The computer crashes and we respond angrily at the flickering screen. But we may soon risk being shouted at by the machine we've just cursed. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A card for medical emergencies


June 9th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) It looks like a credit card and slips into a wallet or purse with ease, but it could mean the difference between life and death in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New spinal implant to help people exercise paralysed limbs


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): People with paraplegia would now be able to exercise their paralysed leg muscles, thanks to a new type of microchip muscle stimulator implant.For the first time ever, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exceeding ‘cell fat storage capacity’ might trigger type-2 diabetes


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has found that fat cells and tissues of acutely obese people and animals have a limit of storing fat after which further expansion may trigger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New type of sound sensor system to predict likelihood of a landslide


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new type of sound sensor system, believed to be the first system of its kind in the world, has been developed to predict the likelihood of a ... 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 |

Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain uncovered


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): In what could be called the Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain, scientists have for the first time discovered that genes involved in chronic pain are regulated by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hidden secrets of world-famous paintings revealed via science


June 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The hidden secrets of some of the world's most famous paintings have been revealed, and the credit for the feat goes to a partnership between EPSRC (Engineering and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon: High tech, low cost machines to improve election voting process


May 27th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Ballot boxes and manual vote counting may soon be history, as computer scientists are building a new high tech but low cost system to improve the voting process ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Motorists spend six months of their lives in traffic jams


April 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): An average motorist spends six months of his or her life in traffic jams, a new UK study has found.The research, which was funded by the Engineering and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Lead from the front to be a successful leader


April 2nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): If you want to be a leader you're better off at the edges of a crowd, and not in the middle of the action.That's what a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Autonomous computer framework could keep soldiers safer in war zones


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed the sophisticated autonomous computer framework, a technology that enables aerial vehicles to plan and verify missions, which could reduce the need for military personnel to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key hormone helps animals bond


February 26th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals recognise others by their smell. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have shown that the hormone vasopressin helps the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell


February 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell.The study, by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New sugar-based polymer to help compost plastic items at home


February 18th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new sugar-based polymer that would make it possible to compost food packaging and other disposable plastic items at home, along with organic waste.The degradable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists create revolutionary photographic technique


February 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video.The team, led by Dr Peter Kohl, was funded by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Migrating insects fly in the fast lane


February 9th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Migrating insects fly at heights where the wind currents are fastest, enabling them to undertake journeys of several thousands of kilometres in a shorter duration of time, research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Engineers set out to green air travel


February 5th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Carbon emissions from air travel could be reduced, thanks to collaboration between engineers from universities and aerospace industry. The research, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Innovative cardiac scanner for early diagnosis of heart conditions


January 29th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds are designing a new cardiac scanner that will allow earlier diagnosis of heart conditions.The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists rewire genetic switches


January 27th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have successfully carried out the first rewiring of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists using x-rays to produce mineral-enriched nutritious flour


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of scientists is using high-powered x-rays to produce more nutritious flour that is enriched with minerals.The scientists are from the Rothamsted Research, an institute of Biotechnology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New antibiotic effective against resistant bugs


December 7th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A potent new antibiotic has opened up completely new ways of knocking out resistant bugs, says a new study. It is "an exciting find at a time when ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists find protein to boost power of probiotics


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a protein that may help digestion. "Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut (in the gastro-intestinal tract) to have a beneficial effect and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Spaghetti’ scaffolding technology may help grow skin


October 17th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol are creating a new scaffolding technology which could be used to grow tissues such as skin, nerves and cartilage using 3D spaghetti-like ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why youngsters are more prone to human form of mad cow disease


October 15th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists from The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh have identified certain immune cells that could help explain why younger people are more susceptible to human form ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green racing car to debut in Formula 3 Championship


October 6th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) The world's first green racing car, fabricated from woven flax, recycled carbon fibre and carrot pulp, will be making its competitive debut in the Formula 3 Championship finals ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How to confuse insect pests’ ability to detect crops and improve food security


September 25th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered molecules that could confuse insects' ability to detect plants by interfering with their sense of smell, which could reduce damage to crops by insect pests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists aim to slow down light to the speed of a bicycle


September 10th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): In a new research, researchers are working to slow down light to the speed of a bicycle, along with other scientific aims.The speed of light, 300 million metres ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New protein stabilisation technique may revolutionize therapeutic drug discovery


June 26th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have devised a new protein stabilisation technique that may lead to 30 per cent more proteins being available as potential targets for drug development, and thus open ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robo ferret to detect hidden drugs, weapons and explosives


June 13th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new type of robot, dubbed the 'cargo-screening ferret', which will make it easier to detect drugs, weapons, explosives and illegal immigrants concealed in cargo ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a food supplement that will fill you up for half a day


June 4th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): If you've given up on your desire to fit into a size 6 dress, then here's something that will bring back the spark in you: a food supplement ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wings that direct air to waggle sideways could cut airline fuel bills by 20 per cent


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 3 (ANI): Researchers in the UK have found that wings which direct air to waggle sideways could cut airline fuel bills by 20 per cent.According to a report in www.news.com.au, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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