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Mumbai born US naval commander dies suddenly


November 11th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Capt. Tushar Tembe, India-born commander of America's 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, has died suddenly.Tembe, 49, collapsed at about 10 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Why physique matters in political leadership


October 19th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The preference for taller, physically stronger politicians may have evolved out of the ancient belief that they could protect their subjects from enemies and dangers.The ... Read more...

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Birds eavesdrop on chipmunks to protect nests


June 24th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Some birds eavesdrop on their enemies, using this information to find safer spots to build their nests.Nesting birds use a range of cues to decide where ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Green tea and tai chi ‘improve quality of life in postmenopausal women’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Saudi arrested for planning to attack Bush’s home


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A Saudi citizen has been arrested in Texas for allegedly building a bomb for an attack among others on former president George W. Bush's home in Dallas, which ... Read more...

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‘Great-grandmother’ of crocodiles that lived 225mn yrs ago found


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Paleontologists have discovered the world's oldest known crocodile ancestor that lived in what is now West Texas 225 million years ago.The toothy animal, yet to be officially named, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on mysterious eel-like creatures that lived before dinos


October 30th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has shed light on conodonts - a species of eel-like creatures that lived even before dinosaurs - and according to scientists, ate like the creature ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First complete remains of dinosaur’s ancestor found in China


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered the complete remains of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals - the sauropod dinosaurs, in China.The new species, tentatively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bee colony collapse linked with viral, fungal infection


October 9th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): It seems the long-standing mystery of the sudden death of bee colonies since late 2006 across North America has been solved.Shan Bilimoria of the Texas Tech University said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biomarkers in blood serum could classify individuals with Alzheimer’s


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Biomarkers in blood serum can be combined with clinical information to accurately classify patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new research.Identifying biomarkers in the blood has several ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, solar-power ‘Seaswarm’ robots to clean up Gulf oil spill in 30 days


August 28th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists may bring in a swarm of solar-powered robots to clean up the Gulf oil spill in a record time of 30 days.The robots, named 'Seaswarm', are being ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brandon Jennings joins hands with Under Armour


August 21st, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):At an elite media event held in NYC, Under Armour, Inc., a foremost athletic performance brand, will debut its first-ever basketball footwear compilation, which will be available at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Texas Tech chess player earns grandmaster title


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Texas, July 3 (ANI): A Texas Tech University Knight Raiders chess team member, Davorin Kuljasevic, attained the chess world's highest ranking by earning the final norm for a grandmaster title.He registered five ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Addicts who avoid coping with stress succumb to cravings


June 24th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) People recovering from drug addiction who avoid coping with stress, succumb easily to more cravings, says a new study. "Cravings are a strong predictor of relapse," said H. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian-origin scientist’s creation is ‘perfect product for cleaning up oil spill’


June 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A non-woven cotton carbon absorbent wipe created by an Indian-origin American scientist has successfully picked up oily paste in preliminary tests.Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor of non-woven technologies, at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin scientist claims his product can clean up Gulf oil spill


June 12th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher from Texas Tech University has come up with a product, Fibertect, which he claims can clean up the Gulf oil spill.Seshadri Ramkumar, has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Allergy can prevent cancer, say studies


May 25th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) People suffering from allergy are far less likely to contract cancer than others, according to two studies. Scientists believe that adverse reactions stimulate the immune system, helping to ward ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

MJ influenced academic literature too


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Michael Jackson's influence stretched beyond pop culture - the King of Pop changed how professors taught chemistry, engineering and psychology in classes.A new bibliographic guide to academic ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Single women still face social stigma: Study


March 24th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Women who have decided to stay away from the aisle still face the social stigma associated with being single, says a new study.University of Missouri researchers found that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mike Leach Suspended


December 29th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri, Dec.29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head coach of the Texas Tech University Football team has been suspended for inappropriate action taken against his player. Mike Leach went on to punish his ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lullaby-massage combo could help put toddlers to sleep


December 26th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Wondering how to calm your squirming toddler to sleep? Well, according to a new book singing lullaby along with a soothing massage can do the trick.Texas Tech University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Texas Tech University to hold major textile conference in India


November 8th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 8 (ANI): The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will host a major textile conference in India from December 7 - 9 this year.The event ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

115 mln-yr-old pterosaur could not only walk and fly, but also sail across the sea


October 25th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that a particular pterosaur that existed 115 million years ago was a master of nature's drawing boards, as it not only could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Less automation better for air traffic controllers


October 18th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): Less automation is better for air traffic controllers, a new study has suggested."Fully automated systems are not always desirable because they tend to leave the controller out of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Huge asteroid crashing off Indian coast may have wiped out dinos


October 16th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A massive asteroid crashing off the western coast of India, creating the planet's largest known crater 40 km across, may have obliterated dinosaurs 65 million years ago, an ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dinosaurs may have been wiped off because of giant impact near India


October 16th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 16 (ANI): If a new study is anything to go by, dinosaurs were killed by a giant impact near India, not Mexico.In the research, Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Scary films have lost their fangs’


October 4th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Scary movies these days are not that scary, at least that's what a pop-culture author, guru and an associate humanities librarian for the Texas Tech University Libraries believes."The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Spider-Man does exist, says comic-book guru


July 4th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Spider-Man has found life outside of comic-book pages, says an associate humanities librarian for Texas Tech University Libraries.In an article published in the International Journal of Comic ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Climate change may spur rapid shifts in global wildfire patterns


April 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new analysis by scientists has determined that climate change would bring about rapid shifts in worldwide wildfire patterns, and those changes are coming fast.The analysis was done ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Structure of protein may lead to more effective chemotherapy drugs


March 27th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Scientists at Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the structure of a protein that makes cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy.The protein, called P-glycoprotein or P-gp makes cancer cells resistant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Super-wipe that cleans up deadly chemicals


December 14th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have developed a super-wipe that can easily decontaminate spills of chemical warfare agents or industrial acids.Traditional methods to soak up harmful chemicals involve powdered carbon, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel synthesis approach could create more durable and elastic materials


November 9th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): The day wont be far when plastics could be more durable and rubbers could be more elastic, thanks to a novel new approach to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Negative political ads do have a physiological and psychological effect on voters


October 19th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): A Texas Tech University researcher has found scientific evidence that negative political ads affect voters physiologically as well as psychologically.Samuel Bradley, an advertising professor at Texas Techs ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plant leaves send an S.O.S. to the roots when under attack


October 18th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) in the US have discovered that when the leaf of a plant is under attack by a pathogen, it can ... Read more...

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Ancient pterodactyl inspires Indian origin scientist to design robotic aircraft


September 30th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin, along with his team, is designing a robotic aircraft inspired by a 225-million-year old crested pterodactyl.According to a report in Discovery ... Read more...

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