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Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

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Caffeine’s antioxidant effects can protect Alzheimer’s, heart disease


May 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that coffee is one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants in the average person's diet - protecting against conditions ... Read more...

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New model to measure organic carbon in surface waters


March 5th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new carbon model to estimate sources and losses of organic carbon in surface waters in the United States.The result has indicated that streams act ... Read more...

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THSTI,IAVI announce new HIV vaccine design program in India


March 4th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.4 (ANI-Business Wire India): The Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Indian government's Department of Biotechnology, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has ... Read more...

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Proteins, like people, act differently when packed together


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 03 (ANI): Researchers are pursuing a remarkable parallel that, they believe, exists among the proteins involved in health and disease inside living cells.The study of proteins crowded together inside cells ... Read more...

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Scientific knowledge essential to enable reforms: Bhagwati


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The potential of science and technology, like the development of genetically modified crops to improve productivity, cannot be ignored in the reforms process, renowned economist Jagdish Bhagwati ... Read more...

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India, Britain tie up for research on food security


November 11th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India and Britain Thursday agreed to collaborate on development of scientific knowledge that will increase food security and alleviate poverty, officials said.A financial initiative, Food security: Sustainable ... Read more...

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Sex differences in the brain ‘exaggerated, forcing gender stereotypes’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Many studies have reported sex differences in brain structure or patterns of neural activity but a psychological scientist from the Macquarie University in Australia believes that these differences ... Read more...

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Quicken developing scientific knowledge, says PM (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged developing countries to put science on a pedestal and also stressed the need for collaboration among scientific communities of these countries.He ... Read more...

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Quicken developing scientific knowledge, says PM


October 19th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged the developing world to make a renewed and determined effort to quicken the pace of developing scientific knowledge and application relevant ... Read more...

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‘Great events’ concerning UFOs to come out in China in next 2yrs


October 7th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): A scientist in China has predicted that "great events" concerning UFOs were going to come out in the country in the next two years.Wang Sichao, a research ... Read more...

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Women ‘more likely than men to agree with science on global warming’


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A recent study on gender and climate change reveals women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men.The study challenges common perceptions that men ... Read more...

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Researchers Elated By Discovery Of New Predatory Dinosaur In Romania


August 31st, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Researchers have uncovered a new fossil in Romania which shows evidence of a new kind of predatory dinosaur that roamed the area almost ... Read more...

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Scientist decodes secret of Rembrandt’s appeal


May 29th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 29 (IANS) Rembrandt may have pioneered a technique that guides the viewer's gaze around a portrait, creating a "calmer" viewing experience, says a new study. Renaissance artists used various techniques to ... Read more...

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Secret behind Rembrandt’s ‘magic’ uncovered


May 29th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A University of British Columbia researcher has found the secret behind what makes Rembrandt's masterful portraits so appealing.In the study, Steve DiPaola has argued that Rembrandt may ... Read more...

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Infected girl’s ‘dine with a stranger with Hepatitis B’ awareness campaign


May 18th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): A Chinese girl with Hepatitis B found a unique way to raise awareness about the virus-she took to the streets holding a sign saying "Will you have ... Read more...

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Cause of mirror movements identified


April 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The genetic cause of mirror movements-where affected people are unable to move one side of the body without moving the other-has been identified, says a collaborative study.While mirror ... Read more...

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Hitler dog advert cleared as ‘not offensive’


March 25th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): An advertisement showing a dog dressed as Hitler has been cleared as not offensive by the Advertising Standards Authority.The Kennel Club had complained against the Peta (People for ... Read more...

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‘Mental health professionals should not participate in the practice of torture’


January 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): An expert has advised that psychologists and psychiatrists should not be expected to participate in torture as they do not have the expertise to assess individual pain or ... Read more...

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X-rays can trigger formation of new type of crystal


January 26th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): A team of Northwestern University researchers has discovered that X-rays can trigger the formation of a new type of crystal.These new crystals are charged cylindrical filaments ordered like ... Read more...

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Stonehenge served as site to impart knowledge


January 26th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Stonehenge may have been used as a site where knowledge was communicated ritually, according to a new theory. Lynne Kelly, La Trobe University doctoral researcher and science ... Read more...

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President Patil urges scientists to priorities research on food and energy security


December 7th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 7 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today urged the scientific community to take the initiative in meeting the requirement of food, water, energy and housing.Addressing the concluding function of ... Read more...

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‘Muslim academics don’t believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution’


November 17th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Darwin's theory of evolution is increasingly being rejected by Muslim students and academics in many countries, as they consider it to be anti-Islam, a conference has been told. ... Read more...

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Largest-ever database for liver proteins created


November 12th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): For the first time, Chinese researchers have developed the largest-ever collection of data about the proteins produced by genes in a single human organ-the liver.It is believed that ... Read more...

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North American Leaders’ Declaration on H1N1 - Three Amigos Summit


August 11th, 2009 - 1:52 am ICT by admin
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (BNO NEWS) -- "Building on the strong record of our trilateral cooperation during the spring of this year, we will remain vigilant and pledge to continue our close collaboration in ... Read more...

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‘Milk adulteration threatens India’s nutritional needs’


May 23rd, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Rampant adulteration of milk poses a major threat to India's nutritional needs, researchers and experts said Saturday. A week ahead of World Milk Day June 1, the Indian ... Read more...

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Students most informed about environmental science more realistic on future problems


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Students who are well versed about environmental science and the geosciences are the most realistic about the environmental challenges facing the world in the next 20 years, according ... Read more...

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Climate change may make forests carbon emitters than absorbers


April 17th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new report has warned that climate change may make forests release huge quantities of carbon and create a situation in which they do more to accelerate warming ... Read more...

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First robo-scientist makes debut discovery


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Adam, the first robo-scientist, has made history by discovering new information about the genomics of baker's yeast. Ross King, a professor who led the research at Aberystwyth University ... Read more...

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Now, a computer that can work like a scientist to derive natural laws


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers at Cornell University, US, using a computer, have developed an algorithm which can derive natural laws from observed data, just like scientists.What the researchers have done is ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover details of early development of hippocampus


November 23rd, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have made a major breakthrough in brain research by uncovering a mechanism vital to the development of the hippocampusthe most ... Read more...

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Scientists to probe one of worlds last major unexplored places


October 15th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Using sophisticated airborne radar and other Information Age tools and techniques, scientists are all set to probe one of the globes last major unexplored places, which is ... Read more...

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Himalayan region to adopt environment-friendly technologies


September 25th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed today between the Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) and the International Centre for ... Read more...

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Research reveals biotech patent system breakdown


September 10th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): After conducting case studies in India, Brazil, Canada, Kenya the United States, the European Union, Japan and Australia, experts have said that the world''s biotechnology patent system ... Read more...

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Nanonet technology may soon make for flexible electronics


July 24th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A team of researchers from Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign claims to have overcome a major obstacle in producing transistors from networks of ... Read more...

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