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Nature inspires scientists to create new materials


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Inspired by nature's approach, which bonds tiny atoms into diamonds and silicon, scientists are fashioning new crystals from nanoparticles and DNA, the basic building blocks of ... Read more...

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Modern man ‘has grown 4 inches taller than his ancestors in 100 yrs’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that the height of the average man has increased by four inches in the last century due to improvements in diet and public health.In 1900, ... Read more...

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Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

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What rat whiskers can tell us about the sense of touch


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists are studying how rats use their whiskers to sense the environment around them to convert the sense of touch with movement.Rats, using their whiskers, can determine all ... Read more...

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Prairie dogs can describe what humans look like


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Prairie dogs chat with each other and can describe what different human beings look like.The species, only found in North America, call out to warn their friends when ... Read more...

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Prairie dogs can ‘describe humans’ in their own ‘language’


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): According to scientists, prairie dogs communicate with each other in a unique language of their own and have the ability to describe humans.They have a distinct call for ... Read more...

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Scientists inch closer to synthetic blood


January 11th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists have created particles that mimic some key properties of red blood cells, paving the way for the development of synthetic blood.The new discovery could also lead to ... Read more...

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Synthetic blood gets closer to reality


January 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood.The new ... Read more...

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Large, underwater hydrocarbon Gulf plume’s origin mapped


August 25th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have mapped the origins of the 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume discovered in the Gulf."These results create a clearer picture of where the oil is in the Gulf," said ... Read more...

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Diving pigs, boxing bears: group slams China zoo abuses


August 9th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Pigs forced to dive into water, monkeys riding bicycles and boxing bouts between bears are just some of the "cruel and abusive practices" used to increase revenue at ... Read more...

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Math formula proves giraffes can swim, but not very well


June 1st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Two scientists - a Canadian and a Britisher, have in a new mathematical study proved that giraffes can swim, but added that this species wouldn't be very good ... Read more...

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Caparisoned elephants steal the show at Thrissur Pooram


April 24th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Trissur (Kerala), April 24 (IANS) Thirty elephants vying with each other in a colourful display of umbrellas, including some that looked like a seven-storied building, Saturday enthralled lakhs of people who gathered ... Read more...

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Worms may harbour human limb regeneration secrets


April 24th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24(ANI): Regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues may soon be a reality, as scientists have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own ... Read more...

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Rats use whiskers like human fingers


April 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Rats use their whiskers much like humans use their fingertips to feel objects as both of them process these sensations in the same part of the brain and ... Read more...

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Acoustic study to help in preserving Chilka Lake dolphins


November 22nd, 2009 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
By Byomkesh Biswal Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The underwater behaviour of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins of Chilka Lake in Orissa will now be monitored with special hydrophones developed to catch their high-frequency "click" ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Consumers open up to wide varieties of garlic


November 4th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that the demand for various varieties of garlic is growing in the world, with results of a recent study of 10 garlic cultivars touted to help ... Read more...

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New technique identifies wild cheetahs from just their paw prints


September 24th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): Conservationists have developed a new technique to identify cheetahs in the wild from just their paw prints.According to a report by BBC News, the method has been ... Read more...

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Spider that makes life-sized decoys of itself to escape predators identified


July 7th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a species of spider that builds models of itself that it uses as decoys to distract predators, which may be the first example of an ... Read more...

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Tastier, healthier melons may sweeten your future summer picnics


June 27th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): New varieties of melon, which will be much sweeter and more nutritious than those presently grown, may soon be available in your neighbouring markets, as scientists with Texas ... Read more...

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Novel drug raises hope for patients with advanced melanoma


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): A drug that can treat the most deadly form of skin cancer in its most advanced, incurable stages has been created by scientists.According to early trial results, an ... Read more...

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“Green bacteria” may be used to build artificial photosynthetic systems


May 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists has determined the structure of the chlorophyll molecules in green bacteria that are responsible for harvesting light energy, which one day could be ... Read more...

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Scientific software proves Monica Belluci has the perfect pout


March 17th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 17 (ANI): One of life''s big questions: who has the best lips, Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johannson?, has been finally answered with the help of scientific precision.And the winner ... Read more...

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3D analysis indicates Hobbit was not human


January 21st, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Using a 3D analysis, a scientist has determined that the fossil of a species found in Indonesia in 2003, popularly called the Hobbit, is not human.The scientist ... Read more...

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Ancient necklaces reveal early mans intelligence


January 5th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have determined that necklaces dating back to almost 100,000 years, found in southern Africa and the Middle East, represent intellect among early modern humans that allowed ... Read more...

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Shape-shifting gadgets may soon become a reality


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 22 (ANI): If scientists have their way, revolutionary morphing devices known as programmable matter, which can change size, shape and function, can soon become a reality.According to a report ... Read more...

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Microchips may help improve prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome


November 18th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have established that a micro "chip" or array can prove effective in prenatal diagnosis of disorders such as Down syndrome or ... Read more...

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Stretchable silicon camera a step closer to artificial retina


August 7th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The human eye has inspired a new technology that is likely to push the limits of photography by producing vastly better images over a wider field of view. ... Read more...

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Noida to get a bird sanctuary (Feature)


July 9th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By S.P. Singh Noida, July 9 (IANS) Many rare birds, such as the animated Yellow Wagtail or the flamboyant Black-necked Stork, would soon come calling home here, with government planning to build a ... Read more...

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Engineer’s ice-cloud study shows promise for preventing airplane crashes


June 29th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): People suffering from flying phobia may be a little less fearful in the future, thanks to engineers at Rowan University, who have created ice clouds in an ... Read more...

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Measuring living primates teeth can reveal clues to behavior of early human ancestors


June 27th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A new research is measuring and testing the teeth of living primates to find clues to the behavior of the earliest human ancestors, based on their fossilized ... Read more...

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Genes behind dogs diversity revealed


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 23 (ANI): A Labrador is different in traits and behaviour from a retriever and likewise a Pug differs from a Chihuahua in many domains. But what causes this ... Read more...

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First dino tracks on Arabian Peninsula discovered in Yemen


May 21st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first dinosaur tracks on the Arabian Peninsula, which include footprints of the sauropod herd and ornithopod found in Yemen.Discovered along a Mesozoic coastal ... Read more...

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Beautiful cities in Brazil impress President Patil


April 16th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by admin
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Biblical Queen Jezebel’s official seal confirmed


November 14th, 2007 - 2:04 am ICT by admin
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