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Scientists develop sensitive skin for robots


June 30th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Human skin is a biological wonder, registering a multitude of sensations from the finest breath to touch or pain. Now scientists at the Technical University of ... Read more...

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How to keep beer fresh longer


April 14th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified the chemicals that could extend the shelf life of beer so that it stays fresh and tastes good longer.Thomas Hofmann ... Read more...

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Rising carbon dioxide emissions linked to spike in hay fever in Europe


April 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A continent-wide study has indicated that carbon dioxide emissions may be raising the pollen counts in European cities.Researchers from 13 EU nations analysed pollen levels for more than ... Read more...

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Twitter analysis can be used for stock market predictions!


April 5th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Looking for a hot stock tip? Well, go through the messages in Twitter.Twitter and microblogging can be an indicator of stock market movements, according to economists at the ... Read more...

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Making rain? Rubbished idea that may work


January 31st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) At the height of the Vietnam War, soldiers who heard US aircraft flying high over the Ho Chi Minh trail might have feared bombs were about to fall ... Read more...

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Big breakafast beacons weight loss? Nay, says study


January 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Far from ensuring weight loss, a hearty breakfast could be a sure recipe for piling on the pounds, say researchers.The study, which contradicts the dieting mantra that a ... Read more...

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Larger head size, a boon for Alzheimer’s patients


July 13th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Alzheimer's patients with large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those sufferers who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell ... Read more...

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Hockey structure in India is stricken by cancer: Horst Wein


March 7th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Horst Wein is known in the world of hockey as much as he is in football, a rare multi-faceted character. The legendary coach has ... Read more...

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Diamond is a nanowire’s best friend!


February 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of engineers and applied physicists has sculpted a novel nanowire from diamond crystal and shown that the wire can act as a source of single photons. ... Read more...

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Genetic mutations linked to risk of fungal infections identified


October 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from University College London and Radboud University have identified two genetic mutations that may put individuals at increased risk of fungal infections.According to researchers, the discoveries mark ... Read more...

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New ‘Velcro’ like fastener can take as much as 35 tonnes of load


September 5th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5 (ANI): Inspired by Velcro, German engineers have created a new fastener, called Metaklett, which is capable of supporting 35 tonnes at temperatures up to 800 degrees Celsius.Created by Josef ... Read more...

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Robots designed using human anatomy may soon move like we do


August 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): A group of researchers from five European countries are designing a robot using human anatomy as a blueprint.The Eccerobot project has been designed to duplicate the way ... Read more...

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Miniscule magnets in ant antennae act as internal GPS


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new research has led to the discovery of miniscule magnets in ant antennae, which act as an internal GPS (Global positioning system), making these insects aware as ... Read more...

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Meet the robot that reached its destination asking directions from strangers


May 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): German roboticists have made a mobile robot that rolls up to any humans nearby, and asks for directions to reach its destination.The breakthrough from the Technical University of ... Read more...

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Now, car doors that get jammed when near danger


April 4th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): Considering that the opening of car doors into the path of oncoming vehicles has been a major cause of road accidents, scientists have now developed a new technology ... Read more...

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Superman-like vision may soon be a reality


January 27th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Your dream of having a Superman-like vision may soon be a reality, thanks to researchers who are working on developing X ray specs that would help you ... Read more...

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Even fake acupuncture benefits patients with headaches and migraines


January 21st, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Acupuncture can benefit patients with headaches and migraines, even when the needles are put in the wrong place, according to two separate systematic reviews by Cochrane researchers.The ... Read more...

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Soon, a robotic cook for your kitchen


July 15th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Experts at the Technical University of Munich have developed a new robot, called B21, which can keep track of the contents of a kitchen, and can learn ... Read more...

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Now, a micromachine that spins silk just like a spider


April 29th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): A pair of German researchers has created a prototype micromachine that spins silk just like a spider.Andreas Bausch of the Technical University of Munich and Thomas ... Read more...

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Future computers will talk and feel


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
London, April 23 (IANS) A computer that can interact with humans and react to their non-verbal gestures is being developed by a European team. Known as SEMAINE, the project will build a ... Read more...

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Chinas terracotta army covered with beaten egg


April 19th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Analysis of Chinas terracotta army, a collection of 7,000 soldier and horse figures in the mausoleum of the countrys first emperor, has revealed that it was entirely ... Read more...

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Soon, a computer that can converse with you


April 17th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Machines that feel and converse may no longer be confined to the realm of science fiction, thanks to an international team of scientists, who are developing a ... Read more...

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