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Wipro to train school teachers in US


August 29th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian IT major Wipro Limited will train 120 school teachers in partnership with the University of Massachusetts in Boston, US, over the next three years ... Read more...

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Third of Earth’s organisms live in rocks, sediments


August 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A third of the Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments - and the amount could even be greater undersea than what we ... Read more...

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Arctic subjected to intense warm climate intervals


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Intense warm climate intervals - warmer than scientists thought possible - have occurred in the Arctic over the past 2.8 million years, reveals a research ... Read more...

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India-born professor donates sustainability award money


May 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) India-born professor Kamal Bawa has donated the entire prize money of one million Norwegian Kronor (about Rs.10 million) from the world's first major international sustainability ... Read more...

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‘Educated Asian Americans more likely to be jobless’


April 6th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Asian Americans with college degrees are more likely to be jobless than their white counterparts in this harsh economy, according to a report.A study by ... Read more...

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Sleep boosts happy thoughts


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) A good night's sleep boosts our positive memories, according to a study.Researchers split 70 young adults into two groups - one that got to sleep ... Read more...

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Dolphins form close knit ties with kin


March 29th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.Groups of two to three males ... Read more...

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Gecko’s feet inspire unique wall hugging device


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Cracking the mystery of gecko's amazing sticking power, scientists have developed 'Geckskin,' a unique wall-hugging device that can hold up to 700 pounds or over ... Read more...

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A toolkit to activate your inventiveness


February 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Creativity and invention, which basically hinges on problem solving, can now be activated with a toolkit designed by a scientist.A eureka moment, a cry of ... Read more...

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Keeping awake eases impact of traumatic events


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Staying awake after experiencing a traumatic event greatly mitigates its effect, but falling asleep only worsens such an impact.If the traumatic scene is revisted or ... Read more...

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Elusive neutrinos being measured more precisely


October 11th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists, using one of the most sensitive detectors ever, are now measuring the flow of neutrinos reaching earth more precisely than ever before.The detector probes ... Read more...

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Disabled men face far greater odds of sexual abuse


October 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Men with disabilities were found to be four times more likely to experience sexual assaults than other men, an Indian origin researcher in the US ... Read more...

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‘What’s the big fuss over Khar’s fashion?’ (Lead, Correcting para 10)


July 28th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) She is rich, stylish, and travels the world - so what's the big deal about Pakistan's youngest and first female foreign minister Hina Rabbani ... Read more...

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‘What’s the big fuss over Khar’s fashion?’


July 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) She is rich, stylish, and travels the world - so what's the big deal about Pakistan's youngest and first female foreign minister Hina Rabbani ... Read more...

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The Hina factor in India-Pakistan talks


July 26th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) When 34-year-old Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's youngest and first woman foreign minister, holds talks with her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna, 45 years her senior, ... Read more...

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Better brain implants with the help of neurons


July 10th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) How on earth do busy nerve cells pick and respond to relevant signals amid the relentless bombardment of information? Somehow neurons (nerve cells) do manage ... Read more...

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Experts back notion that sleep helps decision-making


June 20th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The notion that a good night's sleep helps when making important decisions is now endorsed by scientists.They say that a good sleep enhances complex cognitive ... Read more...

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Women smokers, hit the gym to curb nicotine craving


May 20th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Ladies, addicted to smoking? Well, hitting the gym may just be your solution.Moderate exercise can help women smokers curb their nicotine cravings, but only for ... Read more...

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Meditation helps decrease stress, suppress info overload


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Mindfulness meditation helps regulate a vital brain wave called the alpha rhythm which suppresses information overload and improves memory, besides easing pain. It involves focusing ... Read more...

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Hollywood sues Indian American for selling films online


April 5th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Zediva.com and its Indian American CEO Venkatesh Srinivasan for streaming movies ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk ‘can be assessed by examining breast milk’


April 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in breast milk.This screening method has the potential to provide ... Read more...

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Turmeric molecule ‘can spot explosives’


March 25th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists in the US say that the main chemical in the curry spice turmeric could be the basis for cheap explosives detectors.The curcumin molecule is already well-known ... Read more...

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Zebrafish model reveals skin cancer-promoting gene


March 24th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): You might have never thought that the dark stripes on the tiny zebrafish hold a key clue for discovering a treatment for the deadly skin cancer melanoma. ... Read more...

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Interactive digital exercise games may help kids burn calories


March 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that middle school-aged children who participated in interactive digital gaming activities that feature player movement (exergaming), such as dancing or boxing, increased ... Read more...

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Infants, toddlers too suffer mental illness


February 27th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new research has shown that infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental ... Read more...

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Babies, toddlers too can suffer mental illness


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Infants and toddlers too can suffer serious mental disorders, yet they are not likely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting damage, says a new study. "The ... Read more...

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‘Green’ companies give a boost to employees’ morale


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs if they are working for a company that is perceived to ... Read more...

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How migratory butterflies use ‘compass and sunlight’ to find their way


January 27th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study examines how migratory monarch butterflies use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall."In general, this ... Read more...

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Scientists design chip 20 times faster than current PCs


December 29th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Scientists have created an ultra-fast computer chip which is 20 times faster than current desktop computers. Modern PCs have a processor with two, four or sometimes 16 ... Read more...

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Now a chip that makes computers 20 times faster


December 28th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) An ultra-fast computer chip that is 20 times faster than the ones found in the current desktop computers has been created by scientists.Modern PCs have a processor ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Environmental influences, including diet, that a father experiences can be transmitted to his offspring, "reprogramming" the latter's genes. A study has thrown up new evidence that environmental ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate - before you were born


December 24th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, "reprogramming" how genes function in offspring.The new study, ... Read more...

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Cheap, high-yield ‘bio-oil’ could reduce reliance on fossil fuels


November 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineers has developed a way to produce high-yield bio-oils that could reduce or eliminate industry's reliance on fossil fuels.Chemical ... Read more...

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Majority of Pakistanis see US drone attacks “as their liberator,” finds new study


October 14th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Amid reports of civilians in Pakistan's tribal areas opposing US drone attacks in their country, a study carried out by an American professor may astonish the world, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Willy Wonka Gum May Become A Reality


October 13th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Willy Wonka gum may not remain a fictional concept in the coming days with the development of a breakthrough technology that resorts to microscopic capsules to ... Read more...

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