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New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills


April 17th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.The airy nanosponges also conduct ... Read more...

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Boosting availability of potent anti-malaria drug


January 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have found a simple method to boost availability of the most powerful anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, at an affordable cost for 225 malaria sufferers worldwide. "We ... Read more...

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New surgical tool peers into heart non invasively


March 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside patients' hearts non invasively, enabling more efficient diagnosis and treatment of irregular heart beats known as ... Read more...

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Centre taking all measures to reclaim black money stashed in foreign banks: Moily


January 29th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 29(ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is taking all measures to reclaim black money stashed away in banks ... Read more...

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Quadrush 2010 enthralls participants in Ropar


November 28th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
Ropar (Punjab), Nov.28 (ANI): Quadrush 2010, an adventure sport event, enthralled participants in Punjab's Ropar District over the weekend.The event was held at the Kikar Lodge Resort in which participants used the ... Read more...

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NASA’s first ever human-like robot ready for space launch


October 27th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): NASA is preparing to launch Robonaut 2, the first human-like robot designed for use in space.The humanoid robot, which resembles the torso, head and shoulders of a person, ... Read more...

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Lindsay resumes her usual routine


August 27th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Finally Lindsay Lohan is out of jail and hospital and she celebrated her freedom on Thursday by doing two things that she likes the most, driving ... Read more...

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Pak Law Secretary to SC: Swiss cases against Zardari can’t be reopened


May 6th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 6 (ANI): Pakistan's Law Secretary Justice (retd.) Aqil Mirza told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Swiss cases filed against President Asif Ali Zardari cannot be reopened, and therefore, ... Read more...

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World’s first: Daredevil swaps planes mid-flight, 2100m above ground!


April 13th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 13 (ANI): An Austrian skydiver has pulled off a world-first stunt, swapping planes mid-flight, 2100m above the ground.Paul Steiner changed flights at a speed of 130km/h.The 47-year-old formed a human ... Read more...

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Single-step technique spells hope for grapheme-based electronic devices


February 14th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a simple one-step process that produces both n-type and p-type doping of large-area graphene surfaces could facilitate use of the promising material for ... Read more...

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Heart surgery by robotics one step closer to reality


December 12th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Scientists have come one step closer to the day when computers may actually start performing surgery with the development of a computerized 3D model that lets surgeons to ... Read more...

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Robotic hand facilitates rhythmic surgery on beating heart


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) A computerised 3D model will facilitate heart surgery in synchrony with its beats, thanks to a novel robotic hand. The robotic technology predicts the movement of each heartbeat, enabling ... Read more...

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Air India pilots threaten to go on strike once again


November 5th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 5 (ANI): Pilots of national carrier Air India on Thursday threatened to go on strike again if their flying allowances and other salary arrears of the past two months ... Read more...

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New method converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic


June 7th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A research team has developed a new method that converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic.The researchers, from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ... Read more...

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Joint replacement patients dance Bhangra


May 22nd, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) A group of joint replacement surgery patients - in the age group of 60 to 75 years - Friday put on an energetic Bhangra/Giddha (Punjabi dances) performance ... Read more...

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Graphene-carbon nanotubes promise cheaper, more powerful electronic devices


May 14th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) say that they have devised a novel way to make a hybrid graphene-carbon nanotube (G-CNT), which can be used as ... Read more...

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Congress in damage control mode over Mamata


May 6th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 6 (ANI): After angering Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee with pro-Left comment by Rahul Gandhi at his press conference in New Delhi yesterday, Congress party has come under damage ... Read more...

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Scientists find new enzyme that converts waste sugar xylose into biofuel


February 25th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A scientist has discovered a new enzyme that teaches yeast cells to ferment an unused waste sugar known as xylose, into ethanol, which is used for biofuel ... Read more...

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New nanobot can efficiently walk unaided along a single strand of DNA


January 7th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 7 (ANI): University of Oxford scientists have created a two-legged, nano-scale robot that can walk unaided along a single strand of DNA more efficiently than all previously created nanobots. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Negative political ads do have a physiological and psychological effect on voters


October 19th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): A Texas Tech University researcher has found scientific evidence that negative political ads affect voters physiologically as well as psychologically.Samuel Bradley, an advertising professor at Texas Techs ... Read more...

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Karzai promises several steps for every single step Pak takes to tackle terror


September 25th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sept 25 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that his country was ready to take several steps for every single step Pakistan would take to address the burgeoning ... Read more...

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Biochips to speed up detection of infections


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Manchester University scientists have developed a method for making protein chips that would enable quick detection of infections, quick testing of serious diseases and rapid discovery of ... Read more...

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Indian-American devises nano-springs to protect mobile phones


August 14th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) An Indian-American scientist has devised tiny, shock-absorbing carbon nano springs to protect delicate electronic devices like mobile phones from damage. Apparao Rao, physicist at Clemson University, who led ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist brings crack-proof mobiles closer to reality


August 14th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): An Indian-origin Physics professor at Clemson University has devised a way to make tiny carbon springs with shock-absorbing qualities, which may enable small devices like cell phones ... Read more...

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CPI-M attacks PM over ‘bonded slave’ remark


July 24th, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks that the Left had made him a "bonded slave" during the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UPA government in an ICU: Advani


July 21st, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been reduced to a patient in an ICU, Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani said Monday in his opening remarks on ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers find way to create heat pumps, energy converters from nanosculpture


July 18th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Indian-origin researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have unveiled a process to create branched nanorods that may someday lead to the invention of nanoscale thermoelectric devices for power ... Read more...

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Newspaper hawkers go on strike in Chandigarh


June 1st, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Newspaper hawkers in Chandigarh and the neighbouring towns of Panchkula and Mohali went on a strike Sunday to press their demand for higher commissions. The hawkers in the ... Read more...

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New superlens focus 10 times more sharply than conventional lens


April 25th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): A trio of American researchers has developed a superlens that can focus 10 times more sharply than a conventional lens.Anthony Grbic, Lei Jiang, and Roberto Merlin of ... Read more...

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New method can rapidly produce low-cost biofuels from wood and grass


April 13th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new method that can rapidly produce low-cost biofuels from wood and grass.Known as catalytic fast pyrolysis, the method has been developed by George ... Read more...

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Scientists derive green gasoline from plant matter


April 8th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Scientists at University of Massachusetts-Amherst have announced the creation of gasoline from plant matter, with almost no carbon footprint.The "green gasoline", as the researchers describe it, ... Read more...

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IIT, Bombay alumnus develops technique to control nanoparticle size


December 5th, 2007 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Those who have got bored of watching the same conventional black car tyres may now expect vehicles with colourful tyres to hit the roads in the days to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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