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Rights panel notice to Jharkhand over 22 workers’ deaths


July 11th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Jharkhand government over not compensating the next of the kin of 22 workers who ... Read more...

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H&R; Johnson pumps in Rs.225 crore in Andhra unit


May 18th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 May (IANS) H&R; Johnson (India), a division of Prism Cement limited, India's largest ceramic tile company, Friday announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity by 55 percent ... Read more...

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Megan Fox eats healthy food


July 10th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox eats five times a day but only healthy food. The "Transformers" beauty, married to Brian Austin Green, makes sure she sits down for a ... Read more...

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Goa mining accident: Bodies still untraced (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Three people were feared killed while seven others were rescued in a mining accident near Sanvordem town in Goa, officials said Saturday. The victims' bodies are ... Read more...

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Three dead, seven rescued in Goa accident (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Three people were feared killed while seven others were rescued in a major mining accident in Goa's Sanvordem town, officials said Saturday.The 10 people got trapped ... Read more...

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Three trapped in Goa mining accident


June 18th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Three people are feared trapped under debris in a major mining accident in Sanvordem town, 50 km from here late Friday.A spokesperson for the Goa-based Sociedade ... Read more...

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Now, nanorods to improve how visual display of information


March 15th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A tiny, nanoscale-size rod of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve how visual information ... Read more...

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Soon, cements that self-repair cracks, store latent heat energy


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Cements that self-repair cracks and store latent heat energy could be the future building materials - thanks to the efforts of a Spanish researcher.Idurre Kaltzakorta studied the possibility ... Read more...

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Scientists melt glass not by heating it but cooling it!


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University have found a unique way of melting glass - they don't heat it but cool it to Absolute Zero temperature."The interesting story here ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles found promising in beating bad odours


January 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are working on eliminating bad odours at the source, rather than masking them with room fresheners. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles, eliminates odours ... Read more...

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Flavoured crystals can ‘trick’ you into losing weight


November 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) A newly developed crystal, sprinkled on food for added flavour, can help you lose those extra pounds by tricking your brain into believing that you have consumed more ... Read more...

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Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours


October 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours.The new method does not mask odours like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them ... Read more...

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East China dino museum is world’s largest


October 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): A museum in East China's Shandong Province has been recognized as the world's largest museum dedicated to dinosaurs.The museum houses an unequalled collection of dinosaur samples and ... Read more...

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Gas-filled silica sphere markers can detect breast cancer early


September 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A team of chemists, radiologists and surgeons at the University of California, San Diego, has created microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, which can mark the ... Read more...

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New type of lunar volcano discovered


September 20th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have apparently discovered a new type of rock on the lunar surface, which was spat up by a style of volcano never before seen on the ... Read more...

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New nano-sized particles set to revolutionise data storage


September 18th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an entire new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to phase change random access memory (PCM) technologies and possibly optical data storage as ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ that soaks up carbon faster


August 27th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have created 'dry water' that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence help combat global warming. Each particle of dry water, a substance that looks like ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ could offer new way to absorb and store CO2, fight global warming


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A powdered sugar like material, called "dry water," could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, ... Read more...

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Silicates relatively uncommon deep within the Earth, finds study


May 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Using quantum mechanics, scientists have discovered that silicates, the most common minerals on Earth, are relatively uncommon deep within the planet.Researchers, led by a team of physicists led ... Read more...

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“Teeny little sparks” over volcano identified as new lightning type


February 5th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists are reporting a new type of lightning type over a volcano that can be as short as about 3 feet long and last just a few ... Read more...

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Scientists smarten wool to shake off wrinkles


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Your woollen garments could soon be wrinkle-free, anti-shrinkage and dyeable. New research could invest wool with a 'brain,' placing it among other "smart" fabrics that shake off wrinkles, ... Read more...

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How to make natural ‘wonder fabric’ - wool - more wonderful


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Chinese researchers have developed a new coating that may improve natural wonders of wool - making the so-called 'wonder fabric' more wonderful.Wool is already regarded as the "wonder ... Read more...

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‘Green’ tyres to boost mileage, cut pollution


November 19th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A new generation of 'green' tyres that will boost fuel efficiency without affecting safety or durability is in the pipeline. They could help add an extra ... Read more...

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Steel Authority, NMDC to develop limestone mine in Himachal


November 16th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) India's public sector firms Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and iron ore producer NMDC Ltd (formerly National Mineral Development Corp) Monday signed an agreement to jointly develop a ... Read more...

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SAIL, NMDC sign pact to develop Arki Limestone Mine in Himachal


November 16th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): Mining major NMDC and Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a limestone project at Arki in Himachal Pradesh. ... Read more...

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Nano-particle coating to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines


October 30th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nano-particle coating solution to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines.The nanoparticle-based coating, developed in the lab ... Read more...

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World’s most dangerous volcanoes can erupt much more quickly than believed


October 8th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes can erupt much more quickly than scientists had suspected.According to a report in National ... Read more...

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Hominids’ last supper establishes the times they lived at archaeological sites


July 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has analyzed the last food that the hominids consumed, in order to establish the length of their occupations at archaeological sites.As part of ... Read more...

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Aurangabad emerges as a favourite destination for breweries


June 27th, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, June 27 (ANI): Known for its tourist attractions of Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad in Maharashtra is fast emerging as a favoured destination for breweries with many companies establishing their units ... Read more...

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Sperm-like nano-devices may revolutionise drug delivery inside the body


May 28th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): A team of scientists, including an Indian-origin reserahcer, are working on remote-controlled nano-devices that look like sperm that may one day deliver drugs to where they are needed ... Read more...

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Light-emitting T-shirts come closer to reality


May 6th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Light-emitting T-shirts may soon come to be used for electronic displays, thanks to a new Japanese screen-printing method of depositing a luminescent gel onto any surface, including paper ... Read more...

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NASA selects material for heat shield that will protect next gen space explorers


April 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon.After extensive study, NASA has ... Read more...

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Scientists create chameleon-like ”opal” that can take on any colour


December 24th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): British and Canadian chemists have developed a chameleon-like opal that can rapidly take any colour. The new material can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour ... Read more...

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Polymers battered with nanoparticles may pave way for self-healing paints


November 25th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): University of Warwick researchers say that they have developed a process whereby small particles of polymer can be easily and cheaply covered with a silica-based nanoparticles. Lead ... Read more...

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New material would make methane gas more transportable


November 21st, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Chemists at the University of Liverpool have developed a material made out of a mixture of silica and water which can soak up large quantities of methane ... Read more...

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