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‘Bugs can be tweaked into powerhouses’


January 9th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Insects can be tweaked to produce biofuels to power sensors and recording devices -- or just to control the bug.The finding is yet another in a ... Read more...

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Elusive neutrinos being measured more precisely


October 11th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists, using one of the most sensitive detectors ever, are now measuring the flow of neutrinos reaching earth more precisely than ever before.The detector probes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New technique that makes LEDs more efficient developed


January 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), thus making it more efficient.LED lighting relies on the gallium nitride (GaN) thin films ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grow your own tissue to mend arthritic knees


November 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Tiny spheres made from a patient's own cells are now being used to treat arthritis - by growing new tissue at the damaged joints.The technology has already ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lift buttons 40 times filthier than toilet seats


September 27th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A lift button swarms with nearly 40 times as many bacteria as a public toilet seat. A study carried out in hotels, restaurants, banks, offices and airports found 313 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Elevator buttons ‘40 times dirtier than toilet seats’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Researchers have found that a typical elevator button harbours nearly 40 times as many germs as a public toilet seat.A study carried out in hotels, restaurants, banks, offices ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating lunch off toilet seats safer than office desk!


July 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 20 (ANI): Having lunch off a toilet seat is safer than a typical office desk, according to an American microbiologist."There's more faecal bacteria in your kitchen sink than in your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gymnastic training improves bone health in girls


May 6th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Long-term rhythmic gymnastics exerts positive effects on bone density among adolescent girls, a new study shows. Symeon Tournis, who led the study at the University of Athens in Greece, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sea anemone sting-laced cream may make painful diabetes jabs history


October 16th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a needle-free way to deliver insulin to diabetics. They say that mixing stinging cells from sea anemones into skin cream could be a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why touching the skin relieves pain


April 15th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have found out why touching the skin relieves pain.The researchers have revealed that the skin has specialised nerve fibres called called CT ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Future electric cars, laptops may benefit from a new kind of capacitor


March 16th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Electric cars and laptops may soon benefit from a prototype capacitor that can store power as densely as a supercapacitor, and release it rapidly. The novel capacitor ... Read more...

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Just one centimetre, this ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ costs Rs.100,000


February 17th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) This book is so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it, but it is up for sale at a whopping Rs.100,000 (Rs.1 lakh). On display ... Read more...

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Slowing coral growth may spell disaster for Great Barrier Reef


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have discovered that growth rates among corals on the Great Barrier Reef have slumped to their slowest in at least four centuries and growth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Platinum-free fuel cell may offer cheaper green power


December 26th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Chinese scientists have devised new low cost platinum-free fuel cells that promises to offer cheaper green power.These cells use alkali membrane and may make it possible ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New gecko glue thats 10 times stickier than Spider-Mans suit


October 15th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
London, October 15 (ANI): An American research team has developed a new gecko glue that is about 10 times stickier than Spider-Mans suit. Liming Dai of University of Dayton, Ohio, and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Spider-Mans sticky suit comes closer to reality


October 10th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): If Spider-Man were for real, he might have found a novel material created by U.S. chemists appropriate for his webs. Liming Dai of University of Dayton, Ohio and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists unveil one-step, flexible method to create nanoscale patterns


July 26th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers claim to have devised a flexible method to produce functional nanoscale patterns or motifs that will have adjustable features, size, and shape. They say ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New glowing spray might help CSI hunt for explosives


June 4th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new aerosol spray that glows blue under UV light would help CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) officers to hunt for common explosives.According to a report in New ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nanowires may provide highly efficient lights


March 24th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, March 24 (ANI): Nanotechnology researchers at Sweden-based Lund University are trying to develop devices that do not emit as harsh a light as existing LEDs, and that are more efficient ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists develop mother of all laser beams


February 19th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed the mother of all laser beams - one that has focussed power equal to all the sunlight heading earth's way. Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Most intense laser beam in the universe created


February 16th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan say that they have devised a way to produce a laser beam about as intense as a concentrated ray of the entire ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sensing foam can tell when store shelves need restocking


January 10th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers in Europe have developed a novel sensing foam that would help in knowing when store shelves need restocking.Shelves when attached to a thin layer of the foam ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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