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Incidence of restenosis halved
Drug coated stent has shown to reduce the incidence of restenosis by half. Yet, some feel that drug coated stent may only be delaying restenosis and it may occur once the drug is no longer available on the stent.
Fractals help design antennas
ANTENNAS FOR the next generation of cell phones and other wireless communications devices may bear a striking resemblance to the Santa Monica Mountains or possibly the California coastline. That is because University of California Los Angeles ...
Quake resistant design, construction
INDIA LIES at the northwestern end of the Indo-Australian Plate, which encompasses India, Australia, a major portion of the Indian Ocean and other smaller countries. This plate is colliding against the huge Eurasian Plate and going under the ...
Aluminium exhibits strange behaviour at nanoscale level
ALUMINIUM MAY behave like a ceramic or a semiconductor in certain situations, according to an Ohio State University scientist and his colleagues. Among the findings that appear in the journal Science: When it comes to forming tiny ...
Melting crust makes rich mineral deposits
A UNIVERSITY of Toronto study suggests why giant gold and copper deposits are found in some of the volcanoes but not others, a finding that could point prospectors to large deposits of these and other valuable metals. ``There's one ...
Typing faster sans keyboard
The software could help users with disabilities to speed up writing more accurately and comfortably.
Tiny atomic battery could run for decades
The microscopic device could supply power for decades to remote sensors or implantable medical devices by drawing energy from a radioactive isotope. The device converts the energy stored in the radioactive material directly into motion. It could directly move the parts of a tiny machine or generate electricity in a useful form.
Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin
RESEARCHERS AT National Jewish Medical and Research Center report in the New England Journal of Medicine that patients with atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, are susceptible to bacterial infections of their skin because they fail to ...
Treating acne with laser
WHILE IT is estimated that more than 80 per cent of the world's population is affected by acne at some point during their life, there is still no cure. Now, several laser and light-based technologies have recently been demonstrated to improve ...
Noise helps balancing acts
Most of the movements we make to balance a stick on a fingertip happen faster than our typical response time, say Juan Cabrera and John Milton of the University of Chicago, in a report in Physical Review Letters . Random ...
As computer technology becomes more pervasive propping a host of appliances from video players to washing machines a new era of computing devices has dawned. Anand Parthasarathy finds a strong Indian presence in the burgeoning business of embedded computers.
MARTIN KLAPROTH was born on December 1, 1743 (Wrnigerode, Germany), the son of a poor but respected tailor. "Suffer and hope" these words of his capture the turmoil of his youth.
Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as Indian Red Sorrel or Roselle, ( "Gonkura" in Telugu and "Pulicha Keerai" in Tamil) is a hardy perennial plant, but it is quite often grown as an annual, being raised from seeds every year. This ...
A NEW chilli hybrid HCH-9646 has been developed by researchers. This is a dual purpose hybrid having tolerance to leaf curl complex disease. Its plants are vigorous, 75-100 cm high with strong lateral branches and with dense foliage. The ...
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