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New way of keeping metal surfaces ice, frost-free


June 12th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Harvard researchers have invented a way to keep any metal surface free of ice and frost - a discovery that will prove beneficial in refrigeration systems, ... Read more...

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Scientists design robots that walk on water


August 1st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An aquatic microrobot can walk or run on water, mimicking the amazing abilities of the 'water strider' -- a long legged insect that effortlessly skims across ... Read more...

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The dark side of spring - melting snow releases toxins


March 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Spring is finally in the air, but it has a dark side too - melting snow releasing toxins, according to a Canadian researcher."During the winter months, contaminants ... Read more...

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Springtime melting snows release accumulated contaminants


March 29th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With birds chirping and temperatures warming, spring is finally in the air. But unknown to many, springtime has a dark side too -- accumulated contaminants. "During ... Read more...

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Moth eyes inspire new film to boost solar power


January 21st, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Researchers in Japan have created a new film that when covered onto solar cells, can cut down on the amount of reflected light and help capture more power ... Read more...

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Protective Apparel From NW Allen


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Skankeywear is a company that has its headquarters at Beaverton in Oregon. This is a company that recently has launched the latest NW Allen brand comprising ... 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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Soap-like foam produced by red tide algae caused American seabird deaths in 2007


February 21st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Intensive investigation by scientists has determined that a massive red tide bloom of marine algae had produced a foamy soap-like substance that stripped the natural waterproofing from ... 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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Now, an ”antisocial” material that can repel both water and oil


November 11th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): It won''t be long when one could have easy-to-clean surfaces that can repel almost all liquids, even oily fluids long noted for their ability to foul water-repellent ... Read more...

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Tiny bubbles help bugs survive underwater


August 9th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Hundreds of insects remain underwater. But how do they manage to breathe? A University of Alberta has found they create tiny air bubbles around them. The rough, waxy ... Read more...

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Global warming causing Antarctic penguins to freeze to death


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Global warming is leading to unusual epic rains in Antarctica, which is in turn causing the regions penguins to freeze to death.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Building pyramids to help dispose trash


June 6th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) A unique solution proposed by a Dutch engineer could take care of trash and toxic waste by converting them into concrete slabs that are then used to build ... Read more...

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Artificial virus delivers genes, drugs into tumour cells nuclei


May 31st, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Korean researchers have made a significant advance in transporting genes and drugs into the interior of cancer cells using an artificial virus.Myongsoo Lee of Yonsei University ... 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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Scientists uncover how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells


March 18th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A team of researchers involving an Indian origin boffin has solved the mystery of how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells.Boffins have known for quite some time ... Read more...

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Solar-powered plants promise water for world’s poorest


March 4th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
By Ernest Gill Hamburg (Germany), March 4 (DPA) A team of German scientists has come up with a revolutionary design for a small solar-powered mobile water treatment plant which could bring hope to ... Read more...

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