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Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

The technique, known as Mobile-CRISPRi, allows scientists to screen for antibiotic function in a wide range of pathogenic bacteria.

Jan 14, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

E-bandage can speed up wound healing: Study

Wounds covered by electric bandage closed within three days, compared with 12 days for a control bandage with no electric field.

Dec 24, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

For the study, four pregnant rhesus macaques at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre were fed doses of the listeria comparable to what one might encounter in contaminated food. 

Feb 21, 2017, 17:32 PM IST

Scientists come up with novel method to convert footsteps into usable electricity

Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed an inexpensive, simple method that allows them to convert footsteps into usable electricity.

Oct 22, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

Bacteria can block transmission of Zika virus, reveals study

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-MADISON) in the US have revealed that this bacteria can block the transmission of Zika in Aedes aegypti, the mosquito which is responsible for passing the virus to humans.

Jul 01, 2016, 19:14 PM IST

Fast, stretchy circuits could revolutionise Internet of Things!

A team of scientists has created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and lead to a much more connected, high-speed wireless planet. 

May 30, 2016, 10:02 AM IST

Curiosity leads us to seek out unpleasant, painful outcomes

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Chicago hypothesised that curiosity stems from humans' deep-seated desire to resolve uncertainty regardless of the harm it may bring.

Apr 10, 2016, 20:40 PM IST

Soon, you could charge your smartphone by walking!

Researchers claimed that they have developed a technology that is capable of powering electronic devices as you walk.

Feb 12, 2016, 17:28 PM IST

Virtual reality headsets can trigger motion sickness, nausea

The results were published in the journal Entertainment Computing with Green.

Jan 31, 2016, 17:41 PM IST

Compassion can turn you from `punisher` into `helper`

A compassionate approach can lead to more help and less punishment, according to a new study.

Dec 19, 2015, 09:40 AM IST

Novel yeast may inspire new beer flavour

In industry, yeasts are used to produce biofuels and to make enzymes, flavours and pigments and even drugs such as human insulin.

Dec 06, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

New phototransistor to speed up digital cameras

Like human eyes, phototransistors sense and collect light, then convert that light into an electrical charge proportional to its intensity and wavelength.

Oct 31, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

The Indians behind Apple's $862 million lawsuit

Zee Media Bureau

Oct 15, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

Action video games improve brain function: Study

Action video games -- which feature quickly moving targets, include large amounts of clutter, and that require the user to make rapid, accurate decisions - have particularly positive cognitive impacts, says a new study.

Oct 02, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

Apes may learn behaviour needed for human speech

Challenging the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech, new research has found that gorillas too can learn new vocal and breathing-related behaviours -- key requirements for human speech.

Aug 14, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Play video games to improve mood

Just around 20 minutes of video games after a hectic day at office can provide you quick stress relief, says a study.

Jul 10, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Watergate historian Kutler dies; sued to release Nixon tapes

Watergate historian Stanley Kutler, who successfully fought for the release of President Richard Nixon's secret tapes, died in Wisconsin. He was 80.

Apr 08, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Cats prefer their 'own beat' over our classical music

A new study has revealed that while cats ignore our music, they prefer their own beat.

Mar 11, 2015, 10:26 AM IST

Scientists find how electric fish got its jolt

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found how the electric fish evolved its jolt which can be several times more powerful than standard household current.

Jun 27, 2014, 18:10 PM IST