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Brain doesn’t allow math, memory to mix


September 4th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) There is a limit to multi-tasking after all. The brain is not wired to allow you to balance your chequebook while introspecting, say researchers who have ... Read more...

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World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

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Prosthetic retina shows promise in restoring sight


May 18th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientist are developing a prosthetic retina which can restore sight to patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the commonest causes of blindness. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 8.4 mn people sleepwalk in US


May 15th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) More than 8.4 million adults in the United States tend to sleepwalk, showing a link between nocturnal wanderings and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. ... Read more...

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Oil palm on peatlands trigger greenhouse gas: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The oil palm plantations on Borneo island, a part of which falls in Indonesia, would become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 if ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Invasive heart test grossly overused


April 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) An invasive test for routine heart function is being grossly overused, especially among patients who recently underwent similar, more effective tests. "This adds both risk to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tiny diagnostic device can navigate bloodstream


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Engineers have developed a tiny, wirelessly powered, self-propelled device that can navigate the blood stream to deliver drugs, do diagnostics or microsurgeries. Ada Poon, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Some nerve! Now bypass stem cells


February 1st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have successfully converted mouse skin cells directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, bypassing the stem cell stage, throwing ... Read more...

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Cutting edge battery to store solar, wind energy


November 27th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Scientists are developing a cutting edge, durable and extremely powerful rechargeable battery to store excess power generated by wind or solar energy.The breakthrough by Stanford University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Distraction could help you deal with strong emotions


July 6th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The intensity of emotions at any particular time could drive our responses to life's ups and downs. For instance, emotions are useful - for example, fear ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whale Orca’s ears inspire ultrasensitive mike


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Orca whale's ears have inspired researchers to develop a microphone so sensitive that it can be used at any ocean depth, capable of recording anything from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ants use chemical weapon to vanquish invaders


June 9th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Argentine ants are marching over the world, spreading into Mediterranean and subtropical climates, vanquishing native ant species, a latest research reports. However a native ant species ... Read more...

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Scientists forecast irreversibly hotter summers


June 7th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Tropical regions are likely to experience irreversibly hotter summers within the next 20 to 60 years, warns a climatologist. "Large areas of the globe are likely ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘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 |

Metaphors can sway thinking on crime fighting


February 24th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Imagine robberies are on the rise, homes are being broken into, and murder rates have nearly doubled. What should city officials do - hire more cops and lock ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A wireless radio that is twice as fast


February 15th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Researchers, several of them of Indian origin, have developed the first wireless radio that can send and receive signals at the same time. This makes them twice as ... Read more...

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Farmlands hacked out of tropical forests, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) More than half a million square miles of new farmland - an area as big as Alaska - was created in the developing world between 1980 and 2000. More ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists come up with formula for instant battery


December 8th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Dip a piece of paper into ink infused with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires, it morphs into a real battery. Crumple the piece of paper and it still ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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