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Exposed to sunlight, cotton fabric cleans itself


December 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists from China are developing a cotton fabric that can clean itself of stains and bugs when exposed to ordinary sunlight.Environmental researchers Mingce Long and Deyong ... Read more...

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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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Laser beaming a hair can reveal breakfast details


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A new laser can tell what you had for breakfast by beaming on one of your hairs, a study says.Researchers can even tell where a person ... Read more...

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New laser beam can tell what person had for breakfast by analysing single hair


April 29th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new laser that can tell what a person has eaten for breakfast by just analysing a single strand of hair.The beam gives unprecedented sensitivity ... Read more...

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Life on Mars ‘could be similar to that on Earth’


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from MIT have said that if life on Mars does exist, it wouldn't be too different from that on Earth."We think that if there is life on ... Read more...

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Chile miners to be given sunglasses to protect their retinas from ultraviolet rays


October 8th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have reportedly started a regime designed for fighter pilots to prepare them for their ascent to the surface, and would be ... Read more...

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Sunlight filtering through glass also can cause wrinkles


September 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Avoiding sunscreen and sun bathing are known to cause wrinkles. But there's some disquieting news for those who thought their skin was safe while driving, or sitting in ... Read more...

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World’s toughest bacterium discovered


September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): It seems scientists have discovered the world's toughest bacterium, which can survive massive exposures to gamma-radiation, ultraviolet radiation, desiccation, and other agents that kill cells by generating reactive ... Read more...

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Why incidence of skin cancers is common in people with a genetic disorder


June 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Absence of a an enzyme is what makes patients with a variant form of xeroderma pigmentosum (XPV)- an inherited genetic disorder characterized by extreme sensitivity to the sun-more ... Read more...

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How much vitamin D do you actually need?


June 19th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed a model that predicts an individual's vitamin D needs.It has been known since the early 20th century that our bodies are stimulated to make vitamin ... Read more...

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Chain of molecular events that increases skin cancer risk identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chain of molecular events that increase one's risk of sun-induced skin cancer.The study, appearing online in The FASEB Journal, may lead to new tests ... Read more...

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High Vitamin D levels in middle-age cut down heart disease risk


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) The middle-aged and the elderly with high vitamin D levels could cut down risks of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43 percent, says a new research. A ... Read more...

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High vitamin D levels ‘reduce older adults’ risk of heart disease, diabetes’


February 17th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): High levels of vitamin D can reduce elderly people's chances of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43 percent, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.To ... Read more...

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Sunbathing ‘more dangerous in snow than on the beach’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): Sun lovers have fresh heat to face because Japanese scientists have found that the ultraviolet rays are 2.5 times more dangerous in snow than on the beach.Boffins compared ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet rays among hazards of working in Antarctic


November 18th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Overexposure to ultraviolet rays is among the hazards of working in the harsh Antarctic environs, says a new study. The study by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and Australian ... Read more...

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Life under threat as more ultraviolet radiation to hit earth


September 7th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Rapid climate changes are set to redistribute the already shrinking ozone layer, exposing earth's southern parts up to 20 percent more ultraviolet radiation, warns a Canadian study. Concentrated ... Read more...

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Health warnings about sunlight-skin caner link ‘leading to Vitamin D deficiencies’


August 10th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): A new piece of research has found a rise in Vitamin D deficiency in the wake of public health warnings that exposure to ultraviolet rays via sunlight may ... Read more...

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Changing climate may make ’super weed’ even more powerful


June 4th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Delaware (UD) have discovered that changing climate is making the tall, tasseled reed Phragmites australis, a 'super weed', more powerful that it has ... Read more...

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Now, a device that turns pink to warn of cancerous sunburn


March 13th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): A thin film device which turns an appropriate shade of pink to alert wearers of sunburn has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers.The work could be ... Read more...

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Now, a machine that will make wine hangovers history


December 26th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Even the most cautious wine drinkers wake up with what one can call post-Christmas hangovers. But a new invention by a South African company provides a magical ... Read more...

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Jupiters gravity might be brewing a nutritious soup for life on Europa


December 11th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): New calculations have shown that Jupiters gravity might be warming icy oceans on its moon Europa, and stirring currents to create a nutritious soup for life.Ice-floe-like ... Read more...

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Spiders court females with ultraviolet rays


May 2nd, 2008 - 9:41 am ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, May 2 (DPA) Ultraviolet rays have been found to be essential for a spider courting females, a published report said Friday. National University of Singapore (NUS) Associate Professor Li Daiqin ... Read more...

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Intelligent paint can give icy warnings by turning roads pink


April 5th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
London, April 5 (ANI): Researchers at a French company have developed a new temperature-sensitive varnish for road surfaces that can turn pink in icy conditions, thus helping to prevent ice-related traffic ... Read more...

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Scientists develop UV light-activated ‘magic bullets’ to fight cancer


November 14th, 2007 - 3:04 am ICT by admin
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