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Scientists work on generating energy from heat


August 1st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Scientists are working on generating energy from heat without using sunlight at all.While the principle involved is not new, engineering the surface of a material to ... Read more...

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Galaxies can also be awake or asleep


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Astronomers probing the distant universe have stumbled upon galaxies that are either awake or asleep, actively forming stars or not forming any new stars at all. ... Read more...

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Astronomy technique can help detect deadly melanoma


April 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Using a technique that astronomers use to parse starlight, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of astronomy has developed a telescope that can possibly assess the skin blots that ... Read more...

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Rainbow-trapping scientist opens up new possibilities for data storage


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A rainbow-trapping scientist is now working to capture all the colours of the rainbow, which could lead to new breakthroughsin boosting data storage and communications.Qiaoqiang Gan, an assistant ... Read more...

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Flashing brain with light can erase fear


March 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety? Help may be at hand as researchers have pinpointed a brain mechanism that makes individuals fearless.The condition can severely damage ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

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Breath test to tell when the fat starts to burn off


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A breathalyser to reveal how much fat you burn off at the gym is being developed by scientists. Exercise machines currently estimate when people enter the "fat ... Read more...

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Now, a breath test that tells you when fat starts to burn off in gym


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): British scientists have developed a breathalyser that tells how much fat you are burning off at the gym.The device is being built to pinpoint the moment when a ... Read more...

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Tiny gold and silver nanoparticles could revolutionize optics


December 4th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists in the US and Mexico have created tiny spherical particles of gold and silver that are more than 100 million times smaller than the gold and silver ... Read more...

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Scientist to make stellar observations aboard Boeing 747


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A scientist from the University of Colorado at Boulder will be one of two scientists who will use data gathered by a world-class telescope flying aboard a modified ... Read more...

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Glowing bio-LED trees could replace street lamps


November 25th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Trees with naturally glowing leaves could one day offer an eco-friendly alternative to street lamps.Researchers from the Academia Sinica and the National Cheng Kung University in Taipei and ... Read more...

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Why watching a sunrise takes our breath away


November 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Ever wondered why watching a sunrise or a sunset is so breathtaking? Scientists have revealed in a new study how humans perceive colours, an ability that lets us ... Read more...

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Optogenetics used to effectively stimulate muscle movement in mice


September 27th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): Researchers have used a new technique-optogenetics-to stimulate muscle movement in mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.The new approach allows scientists to more accurately reproduce ... Read more...

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Now zoom into universe through Windows


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) Global software major Microsoft has designed a computer programme that allows you to scan the universe and zoom into outer space through its Windows. "We have designed a virtual ... Read more...

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Blurred Out Word Of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration Of Independence Deciphered


July 4th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey, July 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To mark the occasion of the Independence Day, the researchers of the United States Library of Congress have come forward with a revelation that provides new ... Read more...

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New technique can control cell movement with light in organisms


May 17th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Looking for cancer cure, scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to manipulate the activity of a protein at precise times and places within a living ... Read more...

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Scientists turn light into electrical current using golden nanoscale system


February 13th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Material scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have turned light into electrical current using a golden nanoscale system.The system, an array of nano-sized molecules of gold, respond to ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover violent explosion of distant star in our galaxy


January 29th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Two amateur astronomers in central Florida, US, have discovered a violent explosion of a distant star in our Galaxy.The two astronomers, Dr. Barbara Harris of New Smyrna Beach ... Read more...

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Asteroids coming close to Earth can experience strong ’shakes’


January 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that asteroids that come relatively close to Earth can experience a strong "seismic shake".The research was carried out by MIT ... Read more...

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Runaway anti-matter production results in spectacular stellar explosion


January 5th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a distant star that exploded when its center became so hot that matter and anti-matter particle pairs were created.The finding was ... Read more...

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Mars may have once hosted a body of water the size of Lake Michigan


November 26th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a telltale "bathtub ring" of minerals inside an ancient Martian impact crater, which has led them to suggest that Mars may have once hosted ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer proteins to help restore vision


October 21st, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Engineered light-sensitive molecules, introduced into a blind rodent's eye caused it to see, according to results from an interdisciplinary collaboration among labs. The results could lead to treatment for ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot double-layered dust disk orbiting distant star


September 25th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): By linking the twin, 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii, astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory discovered an extended, double-layered dust disk orbiting 51 Ophiuchi, a star that is ... Read more...

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How water is formed on the Moon


September 25th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), an instrument aboard India's recently ended Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, along with the Deep Impact spacecraft, has confirmed the existence of water on ... Read more...

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Water on moon raises new questions about its origin: NASA


September 25th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The confirmation of elevated water molecules in the moon's polar regions by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 raises new questions about its origin and effect ... Read more...

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Diamonds are a laser’s best friend


September 19th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have demonstrated the first laser built with diamonds that has comparable efficiency to lasers built with other materials.Richard Mildren of Macqaurie University in Sydney, New ... Read more...

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Scientists achieve new record for solar cell efficiency


August 27th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 27 (ANI): A team of Australian and US researchers has set a new record for solar cell efficiency, by developing a multi-cell array that achieved an efficiency of 43 percent, ... Read more...

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‘Artificial brain’ may speed up cosmology


July 16th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): University of Durham cosmologists have come up with a novel technique, based on how brain neurons behave, which can dramatically speed up computer simulations of the universe.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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Scientists need to focus on pale red dots to find Earth-like planets


June 30th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 30 (ANI): A team of astronomers from Spain and the US has suggested that scientists looking for Earth-like planets in distant solar systems might find it more productive to focus ... Read more...

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New technology can predict severe storms 45 minutes earlier than radars


June 18th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a way to measure temperature changes in the tops of clouds to improve forecast times for rapidly growing storms, by predicting severe ... Read more...

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New light-sensitive compounds may revolutionize cancer therapy


June 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): American chemists have developed new compounds that show promise for photodynamic cancer therapy, which uses light-activated drugs to kill tumor cells.Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, ... Read more...

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Lasers to “talk” to submarines in future


May 20th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Navy physicists have announced that lasers, which can create loud bangs under the sea, might someday replace sonar for sending messages to submarines.Conventional sonar mapping uses pulses ... Read more...

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New ESA mission to explore innermost regions of solar system


March 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have selected an imaging coronal spectrograph for the ESAs Solar Orbiter mission to explore the innermost regions of the solar ... Read more...

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Carbon and oxygen rich stardust sheds new light on origin of elements of life


March 13th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): An international research team has found evidence that some stars in the center of the Milky Way galaxy have both carbon and oxygen in the dust that ... Read more...

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NASA instrument on Chandrayaan finds minerals on moon


December 25th, 2008 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 25 (IANS) The moon mineralogy mapper (M3), a scientific instrument of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) onboard India's first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, found iron-bearing minerals on the lunar ... Read more...

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