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Scientists recreate long forgotten music instrument ‘Lituus’


May 31st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): By using a new software, researchers from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the University of Edinburgh have been able to recreate a long forgotten ... Read more...

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Scientists edge closer to green ACs, fridges


May 16th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Scientists are closer to making eco-friendly 'magnetic' fridges and air conditioning systems a reality. Magnetic refrigeration technology could provide a 'green' alternative to traditionalenergy-guzzling gas-compression fridges and ... Read more...

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Past experiences do come in handy while making complex decisions


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Past experiences do come in handy when people have to make complex decisions based on uncertain or confusing information, according to a study.Funded by the Biotechnology and ... Read more...

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Changing climate will lead to devastating loss of phosphorus from soil


April 16th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found climate change will lead to a devastating loss of phosphorus from soil.The research was done by scientists from the Biotechnology and ... Read more...

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Ears’ in-built passwords may help curb call-centre, banking frauds


April 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Human ears have a quality that may one day help boost the security of call-centre and telephone-banking transactions, and reduce the need for people to remember numerous identification ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully use stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats


March 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a significant success in using stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats. Led by Dr Mike Modo of King''s College London, the research ... Read more...

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Soon, a virtual reality device that lets you see, hear, smell, taste and touch


March 5th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Scientists are developing a virtual reality device that stimulates simultaneously all five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and, touch, with a high degree of realism.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

X-ray eyes help early diagnosis of Parkinson’s


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Four million people worldwide are suffering from Parkinson's disease, a complex condition that varies greatly among individuals. Understanding the brain chemistry that leads to the onset of Parkinson's ... Read more...

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New tool to test sperm and improve fertility success rates


January 25th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A novel method, developed by scientists for testing the health of a sperm before it is used in IVF, boosts chances of conception.University of Edinburgh researchers have created ... Read more...

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Pregnant women should avoid statins, warn experts


December 10th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Women who are pregnant or those whore feeling broody should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins, say scientists.According to current clinical guidelines, pregnant women should stop taking ... Read more...

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Molecule sized data storage for computers in offing


November 12th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Computers are getting smaller as the race is on to develop memory formats that store huge information in progressively tinier substances. Now Researchers are exploring ways of exploiting ... Read more...

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Researchers make groundbreaking TB vaccine breakthrough


October 8th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Groundbreaking research by Welsh scientists is being used to develop a more effective vaccine against TB.A team of researchers at Aberystwyth University has discovered a protein, which ... Read more...

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Aphids emerging as sentinels of climate change


August 7th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A new research has shown that aphids are emerging as sentinels of climate change. The scientists, who carried out the research, are from the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological ... Read more...

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Why its difficult to catch a ball coming from straight ahead


August 5th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 5 (ANI): Ever wondered why it is so difficult to catch a ball coming straight towards us? Well, the answer has just been found by BBSRC researchers at ... Read more...

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Now, nanotags to reveal identities of killers bullets


August 2nd, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Thanks to an ingenious new bullet tagging technology developed in the UK, which involves the usage of nanotags on gun cartridges, criminals who use firearms may find ... Read more...

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Anaconda, the rubber snake, may revolutionise wave power generation


July 4th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): US scientists have invented the Anaconda, a device consisting of a giant rubber tube, which may hold the key to producing affordable electricity from the energy in ... Read more...

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CCTV cameras that can hear sounds on the anvil


June 25th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are trying to update artificial intelligence software used by CCTV cameras to provide them with the ability to hear sounds like ... Read more...

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Aircraft that self-repair during a flight may soon be a reality


May 20th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Ever thought about an aeroplane that repairs itself automatically even during a flight?Well, though it feels like a pipe dream, aerospace engineers at Bristol University do ... Read more...

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New antennae may signal a ‘new wave’ in health care provision


May 15th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Soon, doctors will be able to monitor illnesses and injuries remotely through compact, wireless and power efficient body sensors, thanks to scientists at Queens University Belfast (QUB), ... Read more...

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Birds too stand sentry when flock forages for food


April 18th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that birds stand sentry to help other members of their group hunt for food, and sing a special song ... Read more...

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How some bacteria outwit the immune system


February 25th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have identified a bacteria which moves unhindered about the body by outwitting our immune system. The bacteria, a common cause of ear infections among children, does ... Read more...

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Projects to tackle agricultural, food security challenges in developing world unveiled


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 22 (ANI): The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK are launching 12 new projects to address the challenges of ... Read more...

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Same rules determine number of offspring for wildebeest and malaria parasite


January 15th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 15 (ANI): A research at the University of Edinburgh has shown that the same community ecology principles, which determine how different animal species on the savannah affect each others population ... Read more...

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The world would sound very different through someone elses ears


January 14th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): What is music to your ears might be noise to others, this phrase seems quite true as a new study has revealed that if you could hear the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Light and sound imaging system for better detection of tumours


December 13th, 2007 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new improved imaging system that uses light and sound for the detection and treatment of tumours, diseased blood vessels and other soft-tissue conditions has been developed.To stimulate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biological cements to repair ‘burst fractures’ of the spine on the anvil


November 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
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Carbon monoxide may actually save lives and boost health in future


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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Mathematicians to decipher secrets of immune system


November 14th, 2007 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
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