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Table tennis playing robots debut in China


October 11th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) Chinese experts have developed two humanoid robots that can play table tennis. Wu and Kong are programmed to serve, return and score.The robots, each 1.6 meters ... 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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E-waste damages environment, endangers human health


May 31st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Besides damaging environment, e-waste also endangers human health.E-waste, being a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer, claims a recent ... Read more...

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‘Pink for a girl, blue for a boy’ goes back to our hunter-gatherer past


April 27th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): The theory of females preferring pinks and reds while men blues and greens goes back to our hunter-gatherer past, a new study by Chinese scientists has shown.As the ... Read more...

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Boffins discover key enzyme in DNA repair pathway


July 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have identified an enzyme crucial to a type of DNA repair that also causes resistance to a class of cancer drugs most commonly used against ovarian cancer.Researchers ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese Secret Of Sticky Rice Mortar Revealed


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The scientists in China appear to have discovered the secret to a 1500 year old super-strong sticky-rice mortar that is found in buildings still standing ... Read more...

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What is the secret of ancient Chinese super-strong mortar?


May 31st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) What is the secret of an ancient Chinese super-strong mortar made from sticky rice? Scientists have concluded that the mortar - a paste used to bind and fill gaps ... Read more...

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Secret admirer sends 10,000 roses to women’s dormitory in China!


September 18th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 18 (ANI): Women at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications were left stunned after receiving 10,000 roses from a secret admirer.The bouquets of roses were sent to women's dormitory ... Read more...

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Coconut oil extract could save you from food bacteria


September 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): An extract from coconut oil, called monolaurin, could be used as a microbial agent in foods, according to a study.Monolaurin has been recognized as safe by the U.S. ... Read more...

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China “extremely vulnerable” to cyber terrorism


June 17th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 17 (ANI): China's lack of preparation against cyber terrorism has left the country "extremely vulnerable," to it, Chinese defence analysts have warned."In the age of information, a nation's security would ... Read more...

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Peking University tops billionaire alumni list in China: Study


December 26th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (Xinhua) The China University Alumni Association has released a list of universities where the richest Chinese graduated. Peking University topped the list with 35 billionaire alumni. A total of ... Read more...

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Honeybees too have the ability to count!


September 27th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): Honeybees have the ability to count but up to a certain point a new study from the Australian National University in Canberra has revealed.During the study, the ... Read more...

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Food concerns prompt China to prioritise GM rice


July 17th, 2008 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Bill Smith Beijing, July 17 (DPA) China's leaders decided in early July to go all out to develop genetically modified organisms (GMOs), prompted by rising prices and concerns that the nation of 1.3 ... Read more...

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Honeybees able to learn different ‘dialects’: scientists


June 7th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 7 (Xinhua) Honeybees are able to understand different "languages" communicated through the dances of bees from different continents, a team of scientists from China, Australia and Germany have found. Songkun ... Read more...

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Scientists create coat of armour that helps cells survive longer in harsh environments


April 12th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin
London, April 12 (ANI): Chinese researchers have devised a way to provide baker's yeast cells with the ability to survive longer in harsh environments.Zhejiang University chemists say that they have basically ... Read more...

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Invading animals disrupt nature’s balance


November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
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