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Lost city discovered in Central America?


June 11th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A region in Honduras mapped by experts using advanced laser instruments could be the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca, known as the "White City" of ... Read more...

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Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible


March 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Crabs, insects and spiders, hit by the huge 2010 oil spill from the rig Deepwater Horizon, surprisingly recovered within a year if their host plants remained ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scars, birthmarks stigmatise job seekers


November 11th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to disqualify a person in job interviews.The findings show that interviewers recalled less information about these candidates, ... Read more...

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Fatherhood helps man shed negative lifestyle choices


November 8th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Men who become fathers for the first time in their late 20s or early 30s seem much less inclined to commit crimes, use tobacco or alcohol.Researchers ... Read more...

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James Franco gears up for his second PhD


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
"James Franco was scheduled to enter the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing in Fall2011, but he requested a deferral for an additional year, which the faculty granted, so he ... Read more...

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James Franco to do second Ph.D


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Actor James Franco is set to continue his studies in 2012, as he has won a place at the University of Houston, Texas, to pursue his ... Read more...

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Study reveals possible interventions for cancer, obesity


January 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research may have opened doors to significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity.Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson at the University of Houston (UH) reported ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two men charged for Andhra student’s murder in US


December 28th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) The US authorities have booked two men for gunning down a 22-year-old Indian student in a robbery on Christmas morning at a convenience store in Texas where he ... Read more...

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How one act of splurging ends up in a vicious circle of shopping!


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): When you purchase something you like but which doesn't go with your decor back home, you might want to buy something more that will match with the new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Designer items tempt us to spend lavishly


December 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) In what seems to be a Catch-22 situation, consumers are tempted to splurge on luxury items even beyond their means during the holiday season, new research shows.The problem ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pretty things lead to budget-busting spending spree


December 15th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Here's an important piece of information for starry-eyed holiday shoppers - pretty things make people buy more.With the holidays fast approaching and consumers in full shopping mode, new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Study sheds light on behaviour of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists are using complex computer simulations to shed light on the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer's and cancer."Proteins always 'talk' to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare book on political and economic history of India digitized


September 5th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): The rare book, "India Illustrated" has now been digitally preserved by The University of Houston Digital Library, and is available online for students, historians and others around the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Maths helping re-design stents for better results


August 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Stents are to angioplasty what blood is to life. Building better versions can ensure better results in cardiac diseases. Stents are tiny mesh tubes made from metal alloys ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Would Carson Palmer be as prolific as Kevin Kolb in the upcoming NFL season?


August 20th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The upcoming NFL season promises to be an exciting one as many of the teams are preparing earnestly for it. The Philadelphia Eagles will be taking on ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New research improves odds of finding diamonds


July 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): New research led by a University of Houston professor could help improve the odds of finding diamonds by focusing future searches in particular areas.Kevin Burke, professor of ... Read more...

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Fresh hope following new cap decreasing oil flow in BP well


July 13th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): After a new containment cap was lowered into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, an underwater video of BP's well showeda dramatic decreaseinoil flow for the first time ... Read more...

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Being aroused ‘can lead to unhealthy choices’


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Being aroused in any way may make you feel positive and happy, but that can come at the cost of your health, says a new study."While happy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep restores colour perception


June 9th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Sleep corrects the drift in color perception that occurs during wakefulness, says a new study.Results indicate that prior wakefulness caused the color gray to be classified as having ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fingertip temperature could reveal cardiovascular disease risk


May 6th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): The temperature of your fingertip could reveal the risk of cardiovascular disease, say researchers at the University of Houston.VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph ... Read more...

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New program helps keep track of physical activity levels via mobile


April 27th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new program has been developed that helps people monitor their normal day-to-day physical activity using an everyday device like a cell phone or mp3 player.Chinmay Manohar in ... Read more...

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University of Houston forms partnership with Banaras Hindu University


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 15 (ANI): The University of Houston in Texas (USA) and Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi (India) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation ... Read more...

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Heart patient’s own skin cells may soon repair damaged cardiac tissue


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Thanks to a pioneering stem cell research, it may soon be possible to turn ordinary human skin cells into early-stage heart cells, claims a scientist.The new technique for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

John O’Quinn Dies


October 30th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Houston, Oct. 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The attorney, John O'Quinn, lost his life in a vehicle accident, that occurred on Thursday near downtown Houston. 68 year old John was driving a ... Read more...

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Decline in fitness speeds up after 45


October 27th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Fitness level declines with age and begins to drop particularly sharply after age 45, says a new study.Published in the latest issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electricity-producing materials would be able to power nanodevices of the future


July 28th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of Houston has set out to both amplify and provoke the potential in materials to produce electricity for themselves, which can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Walk n’ Play application lets iPhones users have fun while burning calories


May 24th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Your iPhone can now count how many calories you have burnt in a given day, thanks to a new Walk n' Play application.The application, developed by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study opposes current drug treatment for asthma management


January 27th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): A study from the University of Houston in the United States supports a controversial theory that opposes medicines that are presently in use for asthma management. Research leader ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being too committed in romance can be hazardous to health


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Being too committed in a romantic relationship can be unhealthy, says a new study, which found that people who put too much emotional load on their rapport ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Coming soon, self-powered devices that don”t require batteries


December 2nd, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Hate charging your cell phone every now and then? Well, then get ready for a self-powering handset that never needs to be charged - all thanks to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Study on tiny nanolasers promise breakthrough in memory capacity


December 23rd, 2007 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers have made a revolutionary advancement in memory storage devices by investigating nanolasers, which can concentrate light as small as 30 nanometers.The potential nanolasers are being developed in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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