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Simple coating to keep you car clean for ages


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new coating that has many potential applications - keeping your car and mobile phones clean for ages and aircraft that need less ... Read more...

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Fog harvesting draws inspiration from Namib beetle


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In the arid Namib desert on the west coast of Africa, the Namib beetle survives by collecting water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the ... Read more...

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Mid-level clouds are especially understudied, says geoscientist


November 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A Texas A&M University geoscientist has said that clouds are the least-understood variable in the sky-especially the mid-level clouds.Shaima Nasiri said that the mid-level clouds are so understudied ... Read more...

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Scientists revive ancient bacteria


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists at Binghamton University have revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals.For years, geologists have looked at these water droplets ... Read more...

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‘Ice-free’ surfaces to repel freezing water


November 13th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have designed and demonstrated ice-free nanostructured materials that literally repel water droplets before they even have the chance to freeze.The finding, by engineers from Harvard University, could ... Read more...

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Powering homes with electricity collected from air may soon be possible


August 26th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Electricity collected from the air could become the newest alternative energy source, say scientists, who have solved a 200-year-old scientific riddle about how moisture in the atmosphere becomes ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ could offer new way to absorb and store CO2, fight global warming


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A powdered sugar like material, called "dry water," could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist develops new projection technology


July 7th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): AquaLux 3D, a new projection technology developed by an Indian origin scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, can target light onto and between individual water droplets, enabling ... Read more...

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Whitening clouds could fight global warming


June 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Whitening clouds over the ocean to reflect sunlight could counter global warming, proposed a study by the Carnegie Institution, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science.The researchers ... Read more...

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Soon, lasers may trigger showers on demand


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Shooting lasers into the air can elicit the formation of water droplets, and scientists claim that the technique could one day help to induce rain artificially.For a ... Read more...

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Termite wings may pave way for hydrophobic materials


February 8th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 8 (ANI): The unique water-repelling ability of termites might help scientists from James Cook University in Townsville in developing new hydrophobic materials.According to Nanoscience researcher Dr Gregory Watson, water droplets ... Read more...

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“Teeny little sparks” over volcano identified as new lightning type


February 5th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists are reporting a new type of lightning type over a volcano that can be as short as about 3 feet long and last just a few ... Read more...

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Water droplets can cause forest fires


January 11th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Those with green fingers may have known that watering a garden in the midday sun can burn plants, but science has only now caught up with the fact. ... Read more...

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Sunlight water droplets can lead to burnt plants


January 11th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A new study by scientists has found that in some cases, watering your garden in the midday can lead to burnt plants because of sunlit water droplets."The problem ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secret of how lotus stays dry


October 24th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) How does the lotus stay dry even while growing in slime? This was a question that had intrigued scientists for ages. It took them an ultra high speed ... Read more...

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How lotus keeps itself clean and dry while growing from mud


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Duke University engineers have unlocked a secret that has puzzled scientists for years - how lotus keeps itself clean and dry while growing from mud.Using ultra high-speed camera, ... Read more...

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Atmospheric acid nourishes world’s oceans


October 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK have proved that acid in the atmosphere breaks down large particles of iron found in dust into small and ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on the ‘dance of water’


August 12th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A team of scientists is shedding new light on water's molecular idiosyncrasies, like the 'dance of water', offering insight into its strange bulk properties.In all, water exhibits ... Read more...

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Why raindrops come in many sizes


July 21st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Using high-speed video footage, scientists have solved a longstanding conundrum of what determines the size of raindrops.A century ago, physicists put out sheets of absorbent paper in showers ... Read more...

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Scientists create material that can repel hot water


July 16th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from University of Minnesota in St Paul have developed a new material that can repel hot water.The new discovery could help protect vulnerable ... Read more...

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Indian scientists hope to make it rain


June 28th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) If it doesn't rain, it might still pour! That's what some Indian scientists are hoping to achieve with a national cloud seeding programme at a ... Read more...

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Nano-raspberries may fight foggy windows, eyeglasses


May 25th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Fogged-up car windshield is a safety hazard and a nuisance that affect millions of people. Existing technology, including sprays that must be reapplied to stay effective, has many ... Read more...

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Self-cleaning walls and water-striding robots come closer to reality


May 5th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): What if scientists create self-cleaning walls and fabrics or even micro-scale robots that can walk on water? Well, researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Japan's RIKEN institute ... Read more...

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Next gen space station firefighting tools designed to douse out fires in microgravity


April 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): US engineers are developing the next-generation of firefighting equipment specially designed to work in microgravity to douse out fires in space stations.According to a report in Discovery News, ... Read more...

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Bacteria can make it rain by supercharging clouds


January 13th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that surfactants secreted by many species of ground-based bacteria can influence the weather, by mixing in the clouds and making it rain.Previous ... Read more...

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Lowly toothbrush could protect you from hospital-borne pneumonia


December 12th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The lowly toothbrush could protect you from ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), which infects as many as 26,000 hospitalised people every year in the US alone."Pneumonia is a big ... Read more...

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Scientists using butterfly wings to develop self-cleaning windows


December 10th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): French scientists are trying to develop self-cleaning windows and windshields with the help of butterfly wings.Butterfly wings and lotus leaves can repel water with ease because of ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil most waterproof clothing fabric


November 25th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 25 (ANI): Swiss chemists have developed a new material from polyester fibres coated with millions of tiny silicone filaments, which they claim is the most water-repellent clothing-appropriate material ever ... Read more...

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New material would make methane gas more transportable


November 21st, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Chemists at the University of Liverpool have developed a material made out of a mixture of silica and water which can soak up large quantities of methane ... Read more...

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Jolie flashes her peachy rear in Wanted


November 20th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 20 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has left nothing to imagination as she has stripped nude for her starring role in Wanted.The mum-of-six provided a fleeting glimpse of her bottom for ... Read more...

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Water and sound pave way for futuristic mobile liquid camera lenses


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): You may soon get to buy a cell phone with smarter and lighter cameras, for researchers at a private research university in New York have devised a ... Read more...

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Chemists create ”powdered methane”


September 4th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 4 (ANI): Chemists have now developed a new way to transport gases like methane and natural gas, by converting them into a powdered form. According to a report in Nature ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel Legionnaire microbe’s tricks


June 20th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers at Yale University have offered new insights into how bacteria like the ones that cause Legionnaires' disease and Q-fever raise such havoc in human patients.They have ... Read more...

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Birds gravity-defying beak eating mystery unravelled


May 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has solved the gravity-defying mystery behind a birds beak, by finding that certain types of shorebirds defy gravity to get ... Read more...

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Heres why water droplets on a rose dont fall off


April 26th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by admin
London, April 26 (ANI): Chemists at the Tsinghua University in Beijing have found the physical basis for the rose's ability to grip water droplets in place, even when the flower is ... Read more...

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