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New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... Read more...

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Setting sail with gas from wasted food


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Engineers are designing the world's first super efficient cargo vessels that will revolutionise shipping - operating without a single drop of fossil fuel. The project combines ... Read more...

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Expert rules out Titanic scale disaster


April 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) A Titanic scale disaster is not likely to happen again, thanks to the many lessons learnt from its sinking a 100 years ago, says a shipping ... Read more...

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Recreating planetary sounds from Mars, Venus


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time recreated the sound of lightning and whirlwinds from Mars and Venus and also how we would hear human voices on ... Read more...

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The Hoff crab named after David Hasselhoff


January 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UK scientists have named a new crab specie The Hoff crab because of its hairy chest. This is the first time that the specie has been ... Read more...

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Ultrasonic nozzle boosts water’s cleansing power


November 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps boosts water's ability to clean.Tim Leighton, professor at University of Southampton, and Peter Birkin's device works with cold water, minimal ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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Candy packets in Britain to carry health warnings


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Like danger signs on cigarette packets, candy and lollipops in Britain would now also need to carry health warnings.The warnings are related to artificial food colouring, ... Read more...

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Copper effective against new E. coli strains


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) The Escherichia coli (E-coli) outbreak in Germany shows that it is a strain seen for the first time, according to the World Health Organisation.However, the latest ... Read more...

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New link shows mother’s pregnancy diet influences child’s chances of obesity


April 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including ... Read more...

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Better living standards lead to humans growing taller


April 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that better living standards lead to humans growing taller.The research also found that while the Scots were taller than the English 200 years ... Read more...

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New technology for stroke rehabilitation developed


April 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed devices, which could be used to rehabilitate the arms and hands of people who have experienced a stroke.Geoff Merrett, a ... Read more...

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Copper wins out in battle against MRSA


April 5th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Anti-microbial copper can effectively prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms, such as MRSA, in hospitals, according to an experiment.The experiment from a laboratory at the University of Southampton ... Read more...

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Human activities putting Antarctica’s marine ecosystems under threat


April 1st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): The native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water around the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain function linked to birth size in new study


February 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists in UK have found the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight ... Read more...

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Control system to allow satellites and spacecrafts to think for themselves


February 15th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed the world's first control system that will allow engineers to programme autonomous satellites and spacecrafts to think for themselves.Professor Sandor ... Read more...

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April 13, 2036, not 2012, is the new date for ‘Armageddon’


February 10th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): Russian scientists have predicted that asteroid Apophis is most likely to hit Earth on April 13, 2036."Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 kilometers on April ... Read more...

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Southampton scientists develop control system to allow spacecraft to think for themselves


February 1st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Southampton (UK), Feb.1 (ANI): The world's first control system that will allow engineers to programme autonomous satellites and spacecraft to think for themselves has been developed by scientists from the University of ... Read more...

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Scientists probe fossil of biggest ever sea predator


December 24th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Scientists are probing into fossilised skull of the biggest and the most fearsome sea monster that ever lived, with the help of one of the most powerful CT ... Read more...

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3D Scan To Reveal Details Of Colossal Sea Monster Pilosaur


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The hitherto unknown facts about a massive sea monster named Pliosaur are going to be unveiled courtesy the very powerful CT scanners in the UK. ... Read more...

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Southampton Varsity probing if deaf have better language skills


December 16th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): The University of Southampton is investigating whether deaf teenagers have better language skills if they are identified as deaf just after they are born. The scientists will investigate ... Read more...

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Preventing gridlock - developing next generation internet infrastructure


December 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 7 (ANI): To keep pace with society's ever increasing data-transmission requirements, the University of Southampton is leading a new project that is set to develop the next generation of internet ... Read more...

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Supercomputers could some day think as fast as human brain


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Researcher at IBM's silicon integrated nanophotonics group at Yorktown Heights, in New York, unveiled a new type of computer chip that integrates both electrical and optical nano-devices on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Shared interests’ form friendships


December 1st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested we choose our friends mainly because we have shared interests and not necessarily because we like them the most.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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New sonar detects concealed underwater objects


November 19th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new kind of underwater sonar that can detect objects like reefs and wrecks through bubble clouds that blind conventional sonar.Just as ultrasound is used ... Read more...

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Dolphins inspire a better kind of sonar


November 18th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Inspired by the sonar capabilities of dolphins, scientists have developed a new underwater device that can outperform standard sonar and detect objects through bubble clouds.Taking a cue from ... Read more...

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Modern lifestyle bringing back rickets to Britain


November 14th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Rickets, a '17th century diseases' caused by low levels of vitamin D, is rearing its ugly head in Britain after 80 years, and modern lifestyle is to blame. ... Read more...

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Earth witnessed extreme global warming around 40mn yrs ago


November 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research by scientists has found that variations in atmosphere carbon dioxide around 40 million years ago were tightly linked to changes in global temperature.Scientists at ... Read more...

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Wheezing and allergies in kids could be determined in the womb


October 26th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that whether a child will develop allergies or wheezing is closely related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Catching you by the ears at airports


October 11th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The shape of your ears could provide an infallible new way of identifying people at airports. Researchers have discovered that each person's ears have a unique shape ... Read more...

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Now, ears too can be used for airport security ID checks


October 11th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A study has found that just like finger printing, passport photos and eye recognition, our ears too can be scanned at airports to prove our identity.Researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Lost Vivaldi Concerto found in Scotland by an academic


October 8th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
An academic has accidentally found a lost flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi. Antonio Vivaldi was an 18th century Italian composer and virtuoso violinist. The flute concerto was found in Scotland’s National Archives ... Read more...

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How stem cells shape up to their surroundings


October 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Engineering the topography on which stem cells grow, and the mechanical forces working on them, can act as a powerful agent for change as their chemical environment, found ... Read more...

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‘Ear on the universe’ to revolutionize astronomy studies


September 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) - the first major radio telescope to be built in Britain for decades will help answer questions such as "Are we alone?" and "how ... Read more...

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Brit scientists crack gene code of blindness-causing disease


September 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Brit scientists have discovered the gene that could trigger glaucoma-a common eye disease that causes blindness.Researchers predict it may soon be possible to screen people's DNA to find ... Read more...

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