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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 10, 2008
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Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia
Yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia - a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, according to new research conducted at Oregon Health and Science University. ANI

Underwater robot to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica
An underwater robot is being deployed by researchers at the University of British Columbia to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12. ANI

Electrified nano filter 'to kill 98pc of disease-causing bacteria in water'
Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without clogging. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 10, 2008

Car windscreens that display a restaurants menu may soon be a reality
Scientists have reached a step closer to realising car windscreens that will display the menu of cuisines being served at a users favourite restaurant on a particular day. ANI

2008 hurricane season will be well above average
Hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) in US have predicted a well above average 2008 hurricane season, with 15 named tropical storms gathering between June 1 and November 30. ANI

Conductive, flexible stained glass made from carbon nanotubes
Researchers have used carbon nanotubes to make thin films that are semitransparent, highly conductive, flexible and come in a variety of colors, with an appearance similar to stained glass. ANI

Molecular switch that turn off genes in rice identified
University of Delaware researchers have announced the discovery of a micro-switch which can turn off genes in rice, the primary source of food for more than half the worlds population. ANI

NASAs lunar dust exploration mission to be launched in 2011
NASA is preparing to send a small spacecraft to the moon in 2011 to assess the lunar atmosphere and the nature of dust lofted above the surface. ANI

Researchers design bacteria to search out pesticides
Researchers have designed a bacterium in such a way that it can be used to search out pesticides, thus helping improve efforts to clean up the environment. ANI

Stonehenges bluestone sockets could demystify its origins
Archaeologists carrying out an excavation inside the ring at Stonehenge have reached sockets that once held bluestones, which scientists believe may finally explain why the site was built, and whether it was once a place of healing. ANI

Olympic torch burns bright all thanks to rocket science
Though the Olympic torch has gone through unprecedented abuse by protestors this year, its flame is still burning bright, all thanks to a new burning system, which is in a sense, rocket science. ANI

Archaeologists unearth mini-Stonehenge in Greater Manchester
Archaeologists have unearthed a mini-Stonehenge in Greater Manchester, England, which dates back to about 5,000 years. ANI

Soap bubble spawns tiny hurricanes in a teapot-sized vessel
French scientists have made a significant progress in creating a tempest in a teapot-sized vessel using a soapy solution. ANI

Young Tibetan refugees prone to depression and anxiety
A new study has shown that depression and anxiety are more prevalent in Tibetan refugees than they are in ethnic Tibetans born and raised in the comparative stability of exile communities in Northern India and Nepal. ANI

Young Tibetan refugees prone to depression and anxiety
A new study has shown that depression and anxiety are more prevalent in Tibetan refugees than they are in ethnic Tibetans born and raised in the comparative stability of exile communities in Northern India and Nepal. ANI

Your non-stinky sock might be killing the environment
Your stinky socks might not be the only toxic thing around, for even its smell-free counterpart made of silver nanoparticles may be a threat to the environment, warn researchers. ANI

More test matches might mean longer life for cricketers
A new research has linked the high number of test match appearances by cricketers to longer life, suggesting that the more test matches a cricketer plays, the longer he is likely to live. ANI

New rocky planet discovered in Leo constellation
Scientists have discovered a possible terrestrial-type planet orbiting a star in the constellation of Leo, which might be the smallest planet found till date. ANI

Fresh evidence depicts Da Vincis mother as a Slave
Newly discovered evidence suggests that the greatest genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci, was the son of a slave girl, and had at least 21 half-siblings. ANI

Fresh evidence depicts Da Vincis mother as a Slave
Newly discovered evidence suggests that the greatest genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci, was the son of a slave girl, and had at least 21 half-siblings. ANI

NASAs HiRISE produces new color stereo view of Phobos
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) has produced a new color stereo view of Phobos, the larger and inner of Mars two tiny moons. ANI

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