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Mexico, US launch programme to detect nuclear materials


July 26th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 26 (IANS/EFE) A programme to improve the detection and interdiction of illegal shipments of nuclear materials has been successfully implemented at Mexico's four main ports, the US ... Read more...

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IBM’s Sequoia is now the world’s fastest supercomputer


June 19th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) IBM's Sequoia has overtaken the number 1 spot as the fastest supercomputer. Fujitsu’s K Computer fell to second place on the list, which is released ... Read more...

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China, US hold energy efficiency forum


June 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Business representatives of China and the US met here Wednesday to discuss energy efficiency.The forum, co-hosted by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the ... Read more...

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India-US science body seeks removal of visa problems


June 13th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) The Indo-US joint commission on science and technology has unanimously recommended that the two sides work together to remove impediments in visa matters and biological material ... Read more...

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US, India setting up $125 mn clean energy centre


April 14th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) In a significant development in the quest for clean energy, three top research institutions each in India and the United States have joined hands to form ... Read more...

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Top Indians in the Obama administration


March 10th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian Americans, has appointed two more to key White House jobs. USAID administrator ... Read more...

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New approach could spur green technologies


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A new approach to chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most abundant minerals on our planet, could prompt faster development of "green" technologies. It ... Read more...

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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene may be America’s costliest catastrophe


August 31st, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washingto/New York, Aug 31 (IANS) As the US East Coast struggled to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, rising floodwaters forced thousands of evacuations in New Jersey and Connecticut ... Read more...

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Where does 44 trillion watts of Earth’s heat come from?


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Some 44 trillion watts of heat continually flow from Earth's interior into space. Where does this come from? One trillion is 1,000 billion. So 44 terawatts ... Read more...

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Most detailed 3D map of universe unveiled


May 4th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) It is being touted as the biggest and the most detailed ever 3D map of the universe - a journey going back 11 billion years. Scientists ... Read more...

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US-based firm inks deal with Solarsis


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Abound Solar, a US-based leading manufacturer of cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, Wednesday announced a long-term sales agreement with city-based firm Solarsis.The companies will ... Read more...

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Japan radiation plume reaches US, but poses no risk: Report


March 19th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Faint traces of very low levels of radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan have been detected in Sacramento, California, the New York ... Read more...

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The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

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New alloy to boost energy conversion by 25 percent


February 17th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Automobiles, and even large-scale power generating facilities may someday operate far more efficiently thanks to a new alloy that enables a 25 percent improvement in the ability of ... Read more...

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US team in India to discuss nuclear cooperation (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A high level delegation from the US energy department is on a 10-day visit to India to discuss ways of cooperation and partnership in the nuclear ... Read more...

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US team in India to discuss nuclear cooperation


February 7th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A high level delegation from the US energy department is on a 10-day visit to India to discuss ways of cooperation and partnership in the nuclear energy ... Read more...

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Chinese supercomputer ranked world’s fastest


November 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest machine in a list issued by US and European researchers.The Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in ... Read more...

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The desi who’s who in Obama administration (To go with Obama visit: All the president’s desis)


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) A number of Indian Americans have made their mark in the Obama administration.Rajiv Shah - USAID administrator Aneesh Chopra - first chief technology officer Vivek Kundra - ... Read more...

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LNG facility for GM plant in Gujarat inaugurated


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Halol (Gujarat), Sep 22 (IANS) General Motors India Wednesday inaugurated an LNG facility at its factory premises here for supply of gas to its car manufacturing plant. This follows a tripartite agreement ... Read more...

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Polymer synthesis to pave way for more energy-efficient electronics


July 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Television and computer screens are set to get brighter, clearer and more energy-efficient, thanks to a process developed by a team of American and Canadian scientists.The synthesis of ... Read more...

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Soon, batteries that could recharge within 10 minutes


July 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Scientists have developed new battery materials that could enable electric vehicles, power tools and even cell phones to recharge in minutes.In collaboration with Vorbeck Materials Corp. of Jessup, ... Read more...

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Boffins developing ’smart’ metal to help you save on electric bills


July 18th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maryland are developing a new "smart" metal that could help cool homes or refrigerate food 175 per cent more efficiently than current technology, ... Read more...

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General Motors looks to run vehicles on biodiesel


April 12th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 12 (IANS) General Motors India has signed an agreement with the Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) and the US Department of Energy to develop and supply biodiesel ... Read more...

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Scientists discover most massive form of antimatter to date


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists studying high-energy collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has published evidence of the most massive antinucleus discovered to ... Read more...

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How “nanobubbles” keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface


February 26th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have obtained the first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface. ... Read more...

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Mapping soybean genome may help fight world hunger


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have identified and recorded more than 1 billion base pairs of soybean DNA, which could lead to improvements for one of the world's ... Read more...

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Natural gas supplies could be augmented with methane hydrate


January 30th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): A new report has said that naturally occurring methane hydrate may represent an enormous source of methane, the main component of natural gas, and could ultimately augment conventional ... Read more...

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Scientists develop microbe that produces fuels directly from biomass


January 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A team of scientists from the US Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass.Deploying ... Read more...

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Iraq to seek US nuclear technology: report


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 23 (DPA) Iraq, reportedly home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, will seek peaceful nuclear technology from the US, an Iraqi lawmaker said in remarks published Monday. "The government seeks to ... Read more...

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An upgrade makes “Jaguar” the world’s fastest supercomputer


November 21st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): Reports indicate that an upgrade to a Cray XT5 high-performance computing system deployed by the US Department of Energy has made the "Jaguar" supercomputer the world's fastest.Located ... Read more...

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Mapping 3D structure of Universe may shed new light on dark energy


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Astronomers from the University of Arizona (UA) and 41 other institutions are beginning the most ambitious project yet to map the three-dimensional structure of the universe in a ... Read more...

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Computer code gives scientists first full simulation of star’s final hours


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has created the first full simulation of a star's final hours.The team of researchers composed of three applied mathematicians at the US Department of ... Read more...

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Earth bound Indian origin scientist to conduct space experiments in real time


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): With the help of equipment recently delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by the Space Shuttle Discovery, a scientist of Indian origin would be able to conduct ... Read more...

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Obama names Arun Majumdar to key energy research post


September 19th, 2009 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 19 IANS) US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian American technocrat Arun Majumdar to a key administration post dealing with energy research.Majumdar will be the Director of ... Read more...

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