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Water floating on oil can clean oil spills


April 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom -- water can sometimes float on oil, offering a potential solution to cleaning up of oil ... Read more...

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Chemist claims oil droplets mimic early life


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chemist claims oil droplets mimic early lifeLondon, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study by a chemist claims that oil droplets mimic early life in the manner they that creep purposefully through their ... Read more...

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Clay-armored bubbles show minerals played key role in origin of life


February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): The discovery of inorganic, semipermeable clay vesicles has shed light on how minerals could have played a key role in the origins of life.The study by a team ... Read more...

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The physics behind coffee rings


November 24th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Usually the formation of coffee rings on a table doesn't prompt a response further than 'Use a coaster', but a team of researchers have gone beyond and explored ... Read more...

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Scientists solve the ‘annoying wet dog shake’ mystery


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Seeing a dog shake and shimmy after a bath is a common sight - and now scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have figured how fast a ... Read more...

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Boffins simplify nanowire manufacturing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Florida claims to have found an inexpensive solution to making nanowires.Nanowires are so tiny that a human hair would dwarf them - ... Read more...

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How wrinkles evolve


July 16th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Physicists have found clues to the origin and evolution of wrinkles in thin sheets and what determines their size and shape in soft materials.Jiangshui Huang and colleagues ... Read more...

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New bacteria strain may help clean Gulf oil spill


June 12th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that could help clean up the mess created by the Gulf oil spill.The strain can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," ... Read more...

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The how and why of popping bubbles finally revealed


June 10th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): American engineers have uncovered the physics that works behind the bursting of bubbles.The study appears in the journal Nature.Lead author James C. Bird, a graduate student at ... Read more...

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How spider silk catches the morning dew


February 4th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have figured out how spider silk is able to catch the morning dew, which may lead to the development of new materials that ... Read more...

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New palm-sized adhesive device can make you Spider Man!


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Your dream of scaling up the wall just like web slinging superhero Spider Man may soon be a reality, thanks to Cornell researchers who have developed an adhesive ... Read more...

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Scientists use lasers to put a shine on metals


November 7th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany, have developed a way of automating the polishing work on metals, by using lasers.Polishing injection molds ... Read more...

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Slow-motion footage reveals lizards ‘walking on water’


October 14th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): Remarkable slow-motion footage has revealed two lizards walking on water, which is a seemingly impossible feat.According to a report by BBC News, a high-definition film, shot at 2,000 ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on the ‘dance of water’


August 12th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A team of scientists is shedding new light on water's molecular idiosyncrasies, like the 'dance of water', offering insight into its strange bulk properties.In all, water exhibits ... Read more...

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Cleaning agent may help in superbug battle


June 27th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): A cleaning agent, developed to stop mould growth in bakeries and fish factories, has been found effective in killing hospital superbugs, say researchers.The research team from Manchester ... Read more...

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Sand can behave like water


June 25th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has shown that sand can behave like water, in the sense that both share similar properties.The researchers ... Read more...

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Raindrops splash before they hit the ground


April 27th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): In a new research that involved the use of computer simulations, scientists have shown that raindrops actually splash just a few microseconds before hitting the ground.A liquid drop ... Read more...

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Baby beetles inspire scientists to build mini boat powered by surface tension


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Inspired by the aquatic wriggling of beetle larvae, scientists have built a mini boat that is powered by surface tension.Designed by a University of Pittsburgh research team, ... Read more...

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World’’s smallest fuel cell may pave way for eco-friendly portable gadgets


January 8th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Chemical engineers in the US have created the world''s smallest working fuel cell, which may lead to the development of environmentally-friendly portable gadgets in future.At just 3 ... Read more...

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Now, an ”antisocial” material that can repel both water and oil


November 11th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): It won''t be long when one could have easy-to-clean surfaces that can repel almost all liquids, even oily fluids long noted for their ability to foul water-repellent ... Read more...

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Now, a painless microneedle that mimics a mosquito’’s bite


July 18th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): A team of Indian and Japanese scientists have created a painless "microneedle" that mimics the way a female mosquito sucks blood.Suman Chakraborty of the Indian Institute of ... Read more...

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Heres how snails walk on waters surface


June 27th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): US researchers say that they have figured out how some snails extraordinarily crawl upside down at the waters surface, which they cannot actually grip.Eric Lauga of the ... Read more...

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Chennai firm’s new technology brings down fuel cost (Lead)


May 20th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, May 20 (IANS) It may now be possible to bring down the cost of emulsified fuel and also reduce India's dependence on crude imports, thanks to a new technology ... Read more...

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New technology to bring down cost of fuel


May 20th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, May 20 (IANS) It may now be possible to bring down the cost of emulsified fuel and also reduce India's dependence on crude imports, thanks to a new technology ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Birds gravity-defying beak eating mystery unravelled


May 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has solved the gravity-defying mystery behind a birds beak, by finding that certain types of shorebirds defy gravity to get ... Read more...

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Scientists develop self-perfection method for smaller, more powerful microchips


May 5th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Princeton engineers have overcome the tiny defects and performance barriers associated with microchip shrinking, by developing a new technique that could considerably improve chip quality without increasing ... Read more...

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Artificial skin that senses hot and cold being developed


March 10th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar 10 (ANI): Artificial skin made from thin layers of polymers and carbon nanotubes is being developed that could soon give patients and robots alike the sensation of hot, cold and ... Read more...

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Nanoemulsion vaccines may boost immune response against smallpox, HIV


February 27th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System say that the bodys immune response against smallpox and HIV may be boosted with the help of a novel vaccination ... Read more...

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Now, a process to convert chemical energy into movement


February 19th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A team of Japanese researchers has found a way to convert chemical energy into movement by surfing some pieces of papers on chemical waves, which might eventually help ... Read more...

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Corkscrew cups may enable space tourists drink coffee


January 18th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
London, January 18 (ANI): A chemical engineer at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, has come up with an idea to keep drinks flowing in space.Brian Lowry says that "cups" made ... Read more...

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Now, a new way to make self-assembling compound eye structures


January 15th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin
London, January 15 (ANI): A researcher in the United States has devised a technique to make tiny compound eye structures that self assemble, which he believes may revolutionise micro-imaging by providing an ... Read more...

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How water insects bounce on water without sinking revealed


December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
London, December 8 (ANI): A research team in South Korea has reportedly reached very close to revealing the secret behind the water strider's baffling ability to bounce up and down on water ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist creates oil resistant material


December 7th, 2007 - 6:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 7 (ANI): A team of engineers led by an Indian origin scientist at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology has devised a simple process to manufacture materials that have a high ... Read more...

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IIT boffins create supersticky reusable adhesive


November 14th, 2007 - 2:05 am ICT by admin
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