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Scientists challenge Big Bang theory


August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The beginning of the universe should not be ascribed to the Big Bang. It was more like water freezing into ice, say theoretical physicists from the ... Read more...

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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Atom’s shadow clicked for first time


July 4th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have been able to click the shadow of a single atom for the very first time -- an unprecedented feat crowning efforts lasting more than ... Read more...

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New polymer-based solar-thermal device cuts heating cost by 40pc


April 5th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new polymer-based solar-thermal device that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.The device is the first to ... Read more...

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Now, nanorods to improve how visual display of information


March 15th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A tiny, nanoscale-size rod of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve how visual information ... Read more...

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How light can be used for making smaller, faster, cheaper computer chips


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): University of Maryland researchers have found how they can use visible light to make tiny integrated circuits.The find could one day, have implications for making ever smaller, faster, ... Read more...

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Scientists create ‘invisibility cloak’


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have taken a huge step towards the age-long dream of invisibility.The research by scientists from the University of Birmingham has a promising future because the ... Read more...

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Seeing the Andromeda galaxy in a new light


January 6th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): ESA's Herschel and XMM-Newton space observatories have revealed the Andromeda Galaxy in a new light, showing that that more stars are on their way.Andromeda, like many other galaxies, ... Read more...

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Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak may become a reality


November 4th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) A new material designed by British scientists could help create a real-life Harry Potter-style 'invisibility cloak'.The material, called "Metaflex" may in future provide a way of manufacturing fabrics ... Read more...

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New material brings Harry Potter style ‘invisibility cloak’ a step closer


November 4th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scottish researchers have made a practical breakthrough that brings the possibility of an invisibility cardigan - or any other item of invisibility clothing - one step closer.Two ... Read more...

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Spitzer Telescope spots mix of asteroids near Earth


September 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a colourful mixed bunch of asteroids, with a surprisingly wide array of compositions, much like an assorted box of candies.Some are dark ... Read more...

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Indian boffin reveals how to use off-the-shelf dyes to improve solar cells


September 1st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): Applying a blended mixture of various off-the-shelf dyes commonly used in food and medical industries could actually boost the ability of zinc oxide solar cells to absorb visible ... Read more...

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Matter falling into super-massive black hole observed


June 11th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) An astronomer has for the first time observed matter falling into a super-massive black hole - one of the universe's brightest objects. Anglo-Australian Observatory astronomer David Floyd has for ... Read more...

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Promising step toward generating new source of clean energy


June 7th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 7 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new alternative for producing clean energy - by using a silver compound to 'split water' into oxygen and hydrogen.Dr Zhiguo Yi from the ... Read more...

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Night vision goggles coming soon to mobile phones, eyeglasses


April 27th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A thin film that converts infrared light into visible light has been developed - a breakthrough which, researchers claim, could give cell phones, eyeglasses and car windshields cheap, ... Read more...

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Light from lamps could one day encode a wireless broadband signal


March 10th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Getting a broadband connection may soon be as simple as flipping on a light switch, say researchers from Germany.According to the scientists, the light coming from the lamps ... Read more...

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New on-off ’switch’ triggers, reverses paralysis in animals with light beam


February 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Canada scientists have developed an internal on/off switch that has been found to paralyse animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light.The animals stay paralyzed even when ... Read more...

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Visible light photocatalyst kills bacteria, viruses in the dark


January 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): An American study has found that that a new visible light photocatalyst kills bacteria and viruses, even when the light is turned off.The technique, developed by University of ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new technique for detecting liquids that could be used as explosives


October 20th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): Scientists say they have developed a quick technique for detecting liquids that could be used as explosives, which if commercialized, could potentially end restrictions on liquids carried onto ... Read more...

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New Saturn ring discovered


October 8th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pasadena, Oct 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The flaming planet Saturn with its multiple rings added one more feather to its cap when its brightest and biggest ring was discovered by Nasa's Spitzer Space ... Read more...

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Human body literally glows in the dark


July 24th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): The human body emits a visible light in very small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day, researchers have found.Previous studies have shown that our ... Read more...

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Object slams Jupiter creating pacific-sized bruise


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Something slammed into Jupiter, creating a dark bruise about the size of the Pacific Ocean, according to an astronomer. The bruise was noticed by amateur astronomer Paul Kalas ... Read more...

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Indian boffin creates camera with invisible flash that takes pics sans the glare


July 17th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): An Indian researcher along with a colleague has developed a camera that takes photos with an invisible flash of infrared and ultraviolet light points to a smarter way ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles’ colour-changing ability makes it possible to create self-erasing documents


July 9th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have developed a film that exploits the colour-changing ability of nanoparticles, and can make it possible to create documents that wipe themselves clean after they've been read.Northwestern ... Read more...

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Cellular rhythms help brain function at optimum levels


April 27th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Cells need to follow specific rhythms in order to keep the brain working at peak levels, according to a new study. If these rhythms in nerve cells or ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover local star’s cool companion


April 21st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): An international team, led by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, has discovered one of the coolest sub-stellar bodies ever found outside our own solar ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists spot “Blazar” galaxy that emits radiation


March 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): An international team of astrophysicists, using telescopes on the ground and in space, has uncovered surprising changes in radiation emitted by an active galaxy classified as a ... Read more...

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Optical sensor to track suspected terrorists


February 13th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Scientists are designing a new kind of optical sensor that uses unmanned aerial vehicles to track suspected terrorists on foot or in vehicles. "The Air Force has clearly recognised ... Read more...

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Fluid lens may restore youthful vision to people with failing eyes


February 12th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, February 12 (ANI): A Government research body in Australia hopes that it may soon be possible to restore vision to people with failing eyes by removing their old lenses, and ... Read more...

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Scientists create invisibility cloak that shields broad range of frequencies


January 16th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A team of Duke University engineers has produced a new type of cloaking device, which is significantly more sophisticated than a prototype they unveiled in 2006 at ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect rare explosion of binary star inside planetary nebula


November 20th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A team of astronomers has detected the explosion of a binary star inside a planetary nebula, an event that has not been witnessed for more than 100 ... Read more...

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Soon, a flash of light to treat breathing problems due to nerve damage


November 18th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The day is not far when patients with breathing problems due to nerve damage could be treated with just a flash of light on the spinal cord, ... Read more...

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Rainbow-powered solar cells come closer to reality


October 17th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers have overcome two of the major obstacles to solar power by developing a new material that can absorb all the energy contained in ... Read more...

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Indian origin astronomer probes violently variable black holes


October 16th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Oct 16 (ANI): An astronomer of Indian origin and his team have used the VLT (Very Large Telescope) and Rossi XTE satellite to probe violently variable black holes, providing insights ... Read more...

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Researchers close to unveiling invisible man


August 10th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): The realm of science fiction and fantasy has moved a step closer to reality after scientists engineered a material that can bend visible light around objects a ... Read more...

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