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Coming soon: a pacemaker with no battery


September 4th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) An implantable pacemaker as tiny as a pinhead is set to revolutionise medicine with its big advantage. It is powered by radio waves from outside the ... Read more...

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Cellphone batteries to recharge in 15 minutes


November 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists are closer to developing a cellphone battery that will take just 15 minutes to recharge and last more than a week.A team of Northwestern University ... Read more...

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New way to make lighter, stronger steel in a flash


June 10th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A Detroit entrepreneur surprised university engineers here recently when he invented a heat-treatment that makes steel seven percent stronger than any steel on record - all ... Read more...

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Light ‘better carrier of information compared to copper’


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Optical signals fare better at carrying information across as compared to copper wires, according to a new study at Duke University.Engineers have designed and demonstrated microscopically small lasers ... Read more...

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Observing cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Studying cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets, according to a new research.The research, led by Johns Hopkins University engineers, appears in the June issue of Nature ... Read more...

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Soon, shoes that may harvest pounding of walking to power mobiles


January 28th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Princeton University engineers have developed power-generating rubber films that could be used to harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how you can shoot the perfect free throw


November 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Want to shoot the perfect free throw in basketball? Well, two North Carolina State University engineers have come forward to help you beat the likes of Shaquille O'Neal ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Making costs of algae oil production more reasonable


November 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the US from fossil ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique harvests electricity from nature’s motions


October 31st, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the everyday motions of the natural world.Energy harvesting is the process ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How lotus keeps itself clean and dry while growing from mud


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Duke University engineers have unlocked a secret that has puzzled scientists for years - how lotus keeps itself clean and dry while growing from mud.Using ultra high-speed camera, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New material may boost data storage on fingernail-sized computer chips


October 21st, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): North Carolina State University engineers have created a new material that would allow a fingernail-size computer chip to store the equivalent of 20 high-definition DVDs or 250 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pizza peel inspires new robotic hand with improved dexterity


July 27th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Osaka University engineers in Japan have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration to improve dexterity among robots-a pizza parlour."An Italian chef dextrously manipulates a pizza in ... Read more...

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Why are winning athletes getting bigger and bigger?


July 18th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Swimmers keep getting bigger, with the shortest one in any race towering over the average spectator, as former Olympian Rowdy Gaines pointed out during the 2008 Beijing ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Why Olympic swimmers, sprinters are getting bigger in size


July 18th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing saw that winning athletes are getting bigger in size than they used to be in the past decades, and now a theory ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Soon, face recognition computers that can see through disguises


July 8th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Florida Atlantic University engineers in Boca Raton areworking on a superior new face recognition technique that can see through disguises.Lin Huang, from the university's Department of Engineering, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New non-invasive technique to treat brain tumour


June 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Duke University engineers have come up with a novel non-invasive treatment for brain tumour.The scientists have designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood ... Read more...

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Scientists create invisibility cloak that shields broad range of frequencies


January 16th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A team of Duke University engineers has produced a new type of cloaking device, which is significantly more sophisticated than a prototype they unveiled in 2006 at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-speed ‘’streaker” bees show others the way to new nest sites


October 4th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers from two American universities suggests that bees have some scouts who fly at high speed to guide others towards a new nest ... Read more...

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Indian American helps design cheaper, better solar cells


September 15th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) An Indian-American researcher is working with a team of Utah University engineers to design cheaper, lighter and better solar cells. Dinesh Rakhwal, doctoral student in mechanical engineering, said: ... Read more...

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Lasers, plastic beads may help create affordable new generation microchips


June 19th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Princeton University engineers say that using lasers and plastic beads may help affordably create ultra-small features that are required for new generations of microchips.The experts say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel genetic tool to be used to purify drinking water


June 4th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Medical researchers have developed a new approach to remove harmful microbes and viruses from drinking water, using a genetic tool.Developed by engineers from Duke University, the relatively ... Read more...

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Future robots will perform surgery in remote locations


May 8th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Robots may possibly play more complex roles in future such as performing surgeries in remote or dangerous locations like the battlefield or in space. Duke University engineers have ... Read more...

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Robot sets record for longest walk


April 13th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 13 (IANS) A robot has set an unofficial world record by walking non-stop a little over nine kilometres, until it stopped and fell because of a suspected battery run down. ... Read more...

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Indian boffin developing fake diamond technology to help jet engines take the heat


March 18th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Soon, engines of military aircrafts and jets will be able to run hotter and more efficiently, thanks to Ohio State University engineers led by an Indian scientist, ... Read more...

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Recycling exhaust heat may power green cars


February 26th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Cardiff University engineers are considering developing a means to convert waste heat from car exhausts into electricity.Professor Mike Rowe of the OBE School of Engineering believes that ... Read more...

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Developing 3-D sound cloak theoretically possible


January 10th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 10 (ANI): Duke University engineers say that they have a theory on how to develop a three-dimensional sound cloak, which may hide submarines in the ocean from detection by sonar, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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