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Portable probe to speed up oral cancer diagnosis


April 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a portable, mini microscope hoping to slash the time taken to diagnose oral cancer. The probe, around 20 cm long and one cm ... Read more...

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Minimising cellphone power consumption possible


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Minimising power consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centres may now be possible, thanks to the first ever systematic power profile study.Their results ... Read more...

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Half of Americans give Obama thumbs down


November 8th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Exactly a year before the presidential polls, half of Americans say President Barack Obama does not deserve to be re-elected versus 40 percent who say ... Read more...

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Elders know better: Study


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Elders can make better decisions than those who are younger, a study claims.The study found that adults aged 60 and over were better at strategising their ... Read more...

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Now, detect acute pancreatitis faster and cheaper with a biosensor!


April 26th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new test to diagnose acute pancreatitis, which gives results much faster than existing tests.The sensor, which could ... Read more...

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Mixed-carb sports drink with protein improves stamina in female athletes


April 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has indicated that a "low-carb, mixed-carb" sports drink with added protein leads to prolonged endurance performance in trained female athletes.According to the study by Erin L. ... Read more...

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Supernova 2008am is brightest ’self-interacting’ supernova yet discovered


March 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Texas astronomers have discovered one of the most intrinsically bright exploding stars ever observed - Supernova 2008am.The research by graduate student Emmanouil 'Manos' Chatzopoulos and J. Craig ... Read more...

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Bottling up emotions ‘can make people more aggressive’


March 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): New research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota has found that bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive.The study could have ... Read more...

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Buckyballs, largest known molecules in space, more common than thought


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Observations made with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed that buckminsterfullerenes, or 'buckyballs,' the largest known molecules in space, are more common than previously thought.A study of R ... Read more...

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Treat yourself as well as you treat friends, family to be happier in life


March 1st, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has explored the area of self-compassion amongst people - how kindly people view themselves.The research conducted by experts at the University of Texas at ... Read more...

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First stars in the universe weren’t as lonely as previously thought


February 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers from the Center of Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, and The University of Texas at Austin have found that the ... Read more...

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Men ‘more likely to continue dating girlfriends who cheat with women’


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research by a psychologist from University of Texas at Austin has shown that men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who ... Read more...

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Couples’ way of talking can predict relationship success


January 26th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): People who speak in similar styles are more compatible, according to a new study.People tend to be attracted to, date, and marry other people who resemble themselves in ... Read more...

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Successful women lose sexual bargaining power, say experts


January 21st, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Experts have said that while women are out-shining men in college and out-earning them at work, they are doing so at the cost of their sexual bargaining power.The ... Read more...

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Why people reject things that can make them safer


January 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study from University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University School of Law explores why people refuse to use things that can make them safer."People rely ... Read more...

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Distance may lead to successful negotiations: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research from The University of Texas at Austin has shown that adding physical distance between people during negotiations may lead to more mutually beneficial outcomes.Psychologist Marlone ... 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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Sleep-deprived bees make poor dancers: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Like humans, bees aren't at their best on the job if they've been deprived of sleep, according to a new study.The research showed that sleep-deprived bees are less ... Read more...

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Sick kids have fewer friends: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Sick teens are more isolated than other kids, but they do not necessarily realize it and often think their friendships are stronger than they actually are, a new ... Read more...

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Racial profiling to limit terriorism is fundamentally flawed: Expert


November 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Racial profiling does no better in helping law enforcement officials in their task of catching terrorists than standard uniform random sampling techniques, says Professor William Press from the ... Read more...

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Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

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Scientists discover planets around elderly binary star


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a planetary system consisting of at least two massive Jupiter-like planets orbiting the extremely close binary star system NN Serpentis.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Having too many sisters ‘makes a man less sexy’


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Too many sisters can make a man a lot less sexier, at least in case of rats, according to a new study from the University of Texas at ... Read more...

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Fossil find suggests dino not as fierce as thought


October 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new fossil discovery has led scientists to believe that dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural ... Read more...

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Why we mimic some language styles


October 4th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): New research reveals that people match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, and the phenomenon is called language style ... Read more...

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Stress hormone opposes testosterone’s effects


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study The University of Texas at Austin has revealed that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol play a critical role in blocking testosterone's influence on ... Read more...

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Vicious cycle of overeating and obesity unravelled


September 30th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): In a bid to uncover why obese people tend to overeat, researchers have found evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for ... Read more...

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Discovery paves way for new high-powered organic batteries


September 16th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists may soon be able to develop new organic batteries-lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals, courtesy the discovery of a novel ... Read more...

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Placebo effect successfully treats women with sexual dysfunction


September 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): A new study reveals that women with low sexual arousal experienced clinically significant symptom changes after taking a placebo.Andrea Bradford, a psychologist at Baylor College of Medicine, along ... Read more...

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Non-drinkers die sooner than heavy drinkers: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 01 (ANI): Want to live a few years longer? Well, then start drinking, for a new study suggests that non-drinkers die sooner than heavy drinkers. Moderate drinkers, however, fair the ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking reduces mortality among older adults


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Moderate drinking- one to less than three drinks per day-reduces mortality among middle-aged and older adults, found a new study.The study that examined drinking and mortality during a ... Read more...

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Citing India, China challenge, Obama pushes for education


August 10th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) For the second time in a week, President Barack Obama has pointed to the rise of India and China to ask Americans to produce more ... Read more...

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Texas Mayor’s Suicide Note Indicates Grief For Dead Husband


July 17th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Coppell, Texas, July 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities investigating the case of Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters have revealed that financial problems could have been one of the reasons behind the tragic ... Read more...

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BP’s out-of-control oil well can go on spewing for next two years: Experts


June 19th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 19 (ANI): British Petroleum's out-of-control well will go on discharging oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the next two years or more if all attempts to contain or plug ... Read more...

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Results of quantum dot research to pave way for more efficient solar cells


June 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be boosted up to more than 60 per cent from the current limit of 30 percent, suggest findings from a new ... Read more...

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