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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 12, 2008
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Females as good as males in math skills: Study
A new examination of existing studies has indicated that the mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal. ANI

Our brains more responsive to friends than to strangers: Study
A new study has shown that peoples brains are more responsive to friends than to strangers, even if the stranger has more in common. ANI

Achilles' heel in aggressive breast tumours uncovered
Fox Chase Cancer Centre researchers have discovered that a loss of protein that initially slows breast cancer formation but then makes the tumours that do arise more aggressive. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 12, 2008

Sensor-based pedal crank may make for intelligent cycling
Scientists have made a bicycle with an sensor-based pedal crank that keeps informing the biker how he should direct his strength into the pedals to avoid getting out of breath. ANI

Rubiks Cube voted greatest toy craze of all time
Forget playstation and make way for the hand-held puzzle made in the 1970s, the Rubik Cube - the game that has been named the greatest toy craze of all time. ANI

Brain region linked to financial worries identified
Stanford University researchers say that they have found people having higher levels of anticipatory worry to do better in a financial game during a study. ANI

NASA spacecraft adjusts flight path for Mars landing on May 25th
NASA engineers have adjusted the flight path of the Phoenix Mars Lander, setting the spacecraft on course for its May 25th landing on the Red Planet. ANI

Global CO2 emissions are accelerating rapidly in 21st century
If estimates are to be believed, carbon dioxide emissions are continuing to accelerate rapidly in the 21st century. ANI

Scientist finds way to squeeze more oil out of existing fields
A scientist from US has found a way in petroleum microbiology to figure out how to squeeze more petroleum out of abandoned or soon-to-be-abandoned oil fields. ANI

Indian origin researcher studying black holes that obstruct Internet traffic
A researcher of Indian origin and his colleagues at the University of Washington have designed a new online observatory to monitor temporary Internet black holes, which cause online messages like a request to visit a Web site or an outgoing e-mail to get lost along the way. ANI

Future cell phones will serve as a mobile tourist guide
Future cell phones may act as a mobile tourist guide, and provide tourists with information on whatever they see while journeying. ANI

CT scan of baby mammoth provides detailed look of internal organs
Scientists have performed a CT scan on the frozen body of a 37,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth discovered last year in Arctic Russia, providing a detailed internal look at the prehistoric mammal. ANI

Discovery of 2 billion year old rocks may shed light on mantle formation
Geologists have unearthed ancient rocks from the ocean floor of the North Pole that date back to 2 billion years, which may shed light on the formation of the mantle, the vast layer that lies beneath the planets outer crust. ANI

Call for urgent redressal of Asias Rice price crisis
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has called on the international community to start focusing on solutions to whats being described as a rice price crisis in Asia and elsewhere. ANI

Volcanic eruption in 1600 may have caused global cooling
A new study has suggested that a volcanic eruption that happened in 1600 in the Andes mountains may have plunged the world into cold climate chaos. ANI

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