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New type of glass to prevent bird crashes


August 12th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) A new type of glass inspired by spider web will prevent hundreds of thousands of birds crashing into car windows and dying every year.The high-tech product ... Read more...

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NASA to study solar magnetic field


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US space agency NASA plans to study the sun's magnetic field in a "hard-to-observe area called the chromosphere".The Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation (SUMI) mission will be ... Read more...

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Green process cleans up hazardous textile chemicals


September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A green process can clean up the most hazardous chemicals used in textile dyes, which are dumped into rivers and agricultural land, claims new research.Maria Jonstrup, ... Read more...

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Green-glowing cats are the new tool in AIDS research


September 12th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists working to develop a cure for the deadly HIV/AIDS virus have announced a major breakthrough. They have successfully altered the genes of domestic cats resulting ... Read more...

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Now, a dog that glows in the dark


July 30th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) South Korean scientists have created a dog that glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light after antibiotic drugs are put in its food.The dog named Tagon - ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Polymers that self-heal under UV light!


April 21st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a new kind of coating that can mend its own scratches under brief exposures to ultraviolet light.A team of researchers in the United States and ... Read more...

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Scientists ferret out planet-hunting targets with NASA telescope


April 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): US astronomers have discovered a new technique to identify close, faint stars using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer satellite.The technique would help in the hunt for planets that ... Read more...

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Now, get rid of stinky shoes using UV gadget that blitzes the smell away!


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Are smelly shoes a constant embarrassment for you? Worry not, for inventors have come up with SteriShoe, a device that sterilises the bacteria, which cause odours, by using ... Read more...

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Observing flares of ultraviolet light from Jupiter’s aurora


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists has reported that Jupiter's aurora often emits dramatic flares of ultraviolet light lasting several tens of seconds.Bonfond et al. capture high-time-resolution image sequences of the ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human brain stem cells in rats


December 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough that has the potential for people with brain damage, caused by epilepsy or Parkinson's for example, to use their ... Read more...

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Microsoft’s ‘tactile’ app ‘could spell end of mobile keypads’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Microsoft has designed a new application to construct a "tactile" touchscreen - a display that uses technical tricks to convince users they are actually touching the ridges, bumps ... Read more...

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‘Jazzy, colourful’ males are the most attractive mates: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study has revealed that the flashier a male, the more attractive a mate he is."Females typically use carotenoid colours to assess the quality of a potential mate, ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation produces pain-reducing effects in humans


November 4th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A study has found that a simple, non-invasive technique providing low-level electrical stimulation of the brain produces significant pain-reducing effects in humans.According pain researchers at Stanford University, with ... Read more...

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UV light doubles vacuum’s effectiveness in removing carpet microbes


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered monkey could lead to Alzheimer’s cure


October 31st, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists in China have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, a step that could speed up the development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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China breeds first genetically engineered monkey


October 30th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Chinese scientists said that they have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, which could lead to development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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Synthetic DNA spray to keep burglars at bay


October 25th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 25 (ANI): A new device that sprays burglars with synthetic DNA and allows police to track them down has been deployed in restaurants and offices in the UK.That gadget ... Read more...

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Blood-sucking vampire therapy ‘could improve our wellbeing’


October 18th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Having your blood sucked out under ultraviolet light, then pumped back into your body sounds like a scene right out of a horror flick, but some say it ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet starlight key to make water in space


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered the key ingredient for making water in space- ultraviolet starlight.And the finding is the only explanation for why a dying star ... Read more...

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Solar System is older than previously thought


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): A meteor discovered in the Saharan desert has indicated that the age of our Solar system is much older than previously thought.Analyses of the meteorite indicate that the ... Read more...

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Unique light-activated membrane that acts like a traffic signal for gas


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed first of its kind membrane that blocks gas from flowing through it when one colour of light is shined on its surface, ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ‘green’ way of decomposing BPA-containing plastic


July 29th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): BPA (bisphenol A) containing plastic is a huge environmental hazard but scientists have found an eco-friendly way of decomposing the plastic waste.Mukesh Doble and Trishul Artham pre-treated polycarbonate ... Read more...

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How key enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA


July 26th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers have witnessed how an enzyme works at the atomic level to repair sun-damaged DNA.The discovery may prove to be a stepping-stone in future ... Read more...

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UV rays may have triggered life on Earth


June 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that ultraviolet light may have triggered Earth's chemistry into forming the building blocks for biology.Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Roma "La ... Read more...

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Fungi shows promise in decomposing toxic plastic


May 13th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Pretreating polycarbonate plastic, source of a huge ecological headache because of its bisphenol A (BPA) content, with the help of fungi may be the key to disposing of ... Read more...

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Indian boffins come up with ‘green’ way of decomposing BPA-containing plastic


May 13th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Fungi may provide an eco-friendly way of decomposing polycarbonate plastic waste containing bisphenol A ((BPA), two Indian scientists have suggested.Mukesh Doble and Trishul Artham say manufacturers produce about ... Read more...

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Tanning Addiction Linked With Substance Abuse Possibilities


April 21st, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study had revealed that people who are addicted to artificial tanning may have a penchant for substance abuse. It does not say with absolute ... Read more...

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Now, cotton T-shirt that can literally fend off bullets


April 12th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): An ordinary cotton T-shirt can be converted into body armour, thanks to scientists from South Carolina, Switzerland and China.They combined the carbon in the cotton with boron to ... Read more...

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Giotto Frescoes & Ultraviolet Light: Shining Glory Revealed


March 9th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 9 (THIAINDIAN NEWS) The Frescoes, which are the paintings of Italian artist, Giotto di Bondone, decorate the walls of the Peruzzi Chapel in the Santa Croce Church in Florence. These ... Read more...

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Coloured lights can sculpt nanoparticles


February 13th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown that choosing the color of an LED light bulb can select the shape of nanoparticles growing out of a solution of ... Read more...

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New on-off ’switch’ triggers, reverses paralysis in animals with light beam


February 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Canada scientists have developed an internal on/off switch that has been found to paralyse animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light.The animals stay paralyzed even when ... Read more...

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Green way of decomposing toxic plastic found


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Research has found a 'green' way of disposing toxic plastic waste. Plastic used in screwdriver handles, eyeglass lenses, DVDs, and CDs, among other things, can be pretreated to ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientists find eco-friendly way of decomposing BPA-containing plastic


January 28th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): In a new research, two scientists of Indian origin have found that the source of a huge environmental headache because of its bisphenol A (BPA) content, may be ... Read more...

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Visible light photocatalyst kills bacteria, viruses in the dark


January 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): An American study has found that that a new visible light photocatalyst kills bacteria and viruses, even when the light is turned off.The technique, developed by University of ... Read more...

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Moon’s thin ‘perfume’ comes from the Sun!


January 9th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A Japanese craft has sniffed the moon's whiff of an atmosphere, and has confirmed that it comes largely from sunlight brutally hammering the lunar surface.The atmosphere of the ... Read more...

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