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Hepatitis B virus may be over 19-mn-year-old, reveal songbird fossils


September 29th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Biologists at The University of Texas at Arlington have found fragments of the modern Hepatitis B virus inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Artificial cilia that respond to heat and light created


September 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Inspired by mother nature, researchers at University of Southern Mississippi have for the first time, created a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists figure out what ended last ice age


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The answer to what ended the last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilisation, may be blowing in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New insight into how climate change will affect organisms


November 5th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): In a new research, paleoecologists are offering a new insight into how climate change will affect organisms.The research, by Robert Booth, assistant professor of earth and environmental science ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s Spitzer spots clump of planet-forming material around young star


September 24th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has witnessed a clump of planet-forming material around a young star.Planets form out of swirling disks of gas and dust. Spitzer observed infrared light ... Read more...

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Catalina Sky Survey finds 700 “optical transients” and 177 supernovae


August 25th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Astronomers, using astronomical data from the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, have found more than 700 unique "optical transients," or objects that change brightness on time scales ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol may soon power artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs


July 11th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Instead of batteries, artificial muscles driving robots or prosthetic limbs might soon be powered by a kind of alcohol that can make people blind, say researchers."You can imagine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Variations in Earth’s magnetic field maybe due to ebb and flow of world’s oceans


June 15th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new research by scientists in the US has linked variations in the Earth's magnetic field with the ebb and flow of the world's oceans.The origin and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Controlling man made emissions may delay start of next ice age


February 11th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new research from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen has determined that by controlling emissions of fossil fuels, we may be able to greatly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monsoon variation influenced evolution of the Himalayas


November 10th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that variations in monsoon climate over longer time scales had influenced the evolution of the worlds highest mountain chain, the Himalayas.The climate ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Paleozoic Era Sediment curve will track sea-floor sediment movements


October 3rd, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists have said that a newly discovered sediment curve, dating back to the Paleozoic Era 542 to 251 million years ago, will act as a tool for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

”Little bang” may have triggered solar system formation


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Astrophysicists at the Carnegie Institution''s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) have shown for the first time that a ''little bang'', in the form of a supernova, could ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cassinis flyby shows that Saturn magnetises its moon Titan


September 12th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): A recent flyby of the Cassini spacecraft has shown that Saturns moon Titan is temporarily magnetised by encounters with its host planet.According to a report in New ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Climate change attributed to increasing oxygen loss in oceans


May 2nd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Using computer model predictions, scientists have determined that oxygen-depleted zones in tropical oceans are expanding, possibly because of climate change.The research team consisted of an international team ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mayawati backs Uttar Pradesh cops’ pay demand


April 10th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) Though the Uttar Pradesh police unsuccessfully battle a "corrupt and inefficient" image, Chief Minister Mayawati not only has praise for her men in khaki but has gone to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa University alumnus maps life in extreme, stressful environments


December 28th, 2007 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 28 (ANI): A Goa University alumnus and his biologist colleagues have developed a model representing how Halobacterium salinaruma free-living microbe that lives in hyper-extreme environments like the Dead Sea or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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