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Hurricanes with female names deadlier

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 03:30

Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists said.

Animal heart beat capable of powering pacemakers

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:33

Beating animal hearts can supply power to run pacemakers and other medical devices by attaching a strip of piezoelectric nanoribbons onto them, researchers at the University of Illinois-Champaign reportedly claimed.

Blind mole-rats `resistant to cancers`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 16:22

Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) are resistant to cancer, a new study has claimed.

Indian researcher develops device to touch, feel virtual experience

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 15:23

An Indian researcher has come up with a device that is aiming to make a virtual experience more tangible.

Gene that helps honey bees find flowers unravelled

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 18:43

Scientists have discovered a new gene which they say helps honey bees to detect nutrients in flowers and find their way back home.

Microbatteries that can charge your phone in a blink

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 14:53

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed the most powerful microbatteries ever documented.

Coin discovery shows Africa, China trade much older than believed

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:48

The recent discovery of an ancient Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda shows trade existed trade relations between East Africa and China is much older than previously believed.

Ancient microbes found in salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 17:04

Scientists have discovered abundant and diverse metabolically active bacteria in the brine of an Antarctic lake sealed under more than 65 feet of ice, shedding light on the limits of life in extreme environments.

Indian-American Engineer named US varsity VC

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 10:00

Mitra Dutta, an Indian-American engineer-physicist,has been named vice chancellor for research at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Scientists examine human breast milk component

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 11:39

A study by the University of Illinois has unravelled the strange way in which Oligosaccharides, the key component of human breast milk, protects a newborn.

New software can trap lying CEOs

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 18:49

Using a new technique, Layered Voice Analysis, can decipher whether CEOs are lying or not.