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Korean Scientist Develops Paper Battery Based on Origami Concept

  Japanese paper art origami has given birth to a new battery model at Binghamton University where a Korean engineer developed the technique that can be applied to building batteries. Seokheun “Sean” Choi has developed an inexpensive, bacteria-powered battery made from paper, that generates power from microbial respiration, delivering enough energy to run a paper-based biosensor with nothing more than ...

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India Foils UK Company’s Bid to Patent Turmeric, Pine Bark & Tea for Treating Hair Loss

India once again thwarted a UK firm’s bid to patent its traditional Ayurvedic knowledge. Europe’s Leading Dermaceutical Laboratory-Pangaea Laboratories Limited tried to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, located the patent application filed at European ...

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Ohio Researchers Develop First Aqueous Solar Flow Battery that Saves 20% Energy, Hope 80% Next

Ohio researchers, who are leading in solar cell research, have come out with patent-pending design that clubs together a battery and a solar cell into one device, achieving 20 percent energy saving over lithium iodine batteries. Their design consists of a solid solar panel sheet instead of a mesh and it uses a water-based electrolyte inside the battery. The saving ...

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‘Stephen Hawking’ – the name that matters but registered trademark now

Wheel-chiar ridden space physicist Stephen Hawking is known worldwide for his earth-shattering theoretical prowess and now his name will also mean a trademark registered and not for use by any business entity without his permission. By registering his name ‘Stephen Hawking’, the British scientist has joined the row of celebrities like JK Rowling and David Beckham in the UK who ...

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Google Gets Patent for ‘Fragrance Emission Device’ That Can Also Track You Forever

Google has been awarded a patent for a “fragrance emission device” that can be worn inside the dress to keep the bad odor of the body under control or send out fragrance for people nearby. But, more than that Google is actually goggling at detecting a user’s location, surroundings and his need to locate or ward off friends and enemies. ...

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Singapore Researchers Develop New Antibody to Flu, Pneumonia

Scientists from NTU Singapore have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia and now working on developing a diagnostic kit to accurately track the recovery. The patent-pending antibody has been given in license to two biotech multi-national corporations, Abcam based in the United Kingdom and Adipogen International based in the United States. This new ...

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Xiaomi Respects Patents, Asserts CEO Lei Jun

Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi is fast expanding its patent portfolio outside China after the firm faced crippling restrictions in India over the patent violation lawsuit against its Xiaomi Note and Note LG. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun pointed out that Xiaomi respects patents and has applied for 2,318 patents in the last one year and 665 were outside China. He said, ...

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Delhi HC Allows Xiaomi to Sell Only Redmi 1S on Flipkart Until Jan 8

In a reprieve to the online flash sale saga of Xiaomi on Flipkart every Tuesday, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the Chinese smartphone maker to import and sell its smartphones that run on Qualcomm chipsets until January 8. Following Ericsson’s patent suit against Xiaomi, the Delhi HC last week ordered Xiaomi and the online e-commerce website Flipkart to ...

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Ayurvedic Mouthwash Developed to Reduce Pain in Oral Cancer after Radiation

An ayurvedic mouthwash made from herbals helps in reducing the intensity of pain in patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral cancer and was developed, clinically tested and patented by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB). The concotion also combats ulcers and infections, said RGCB director M. Radhakrishna Pillai. “The herbal mouthwash, by mitigating the toxicity associated with radiation therapy, ...

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