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Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat
Scientists have developed a technique that heats up and destroys kidney and liver tumours. ANI

Cheap, solar-powered lamp 'most important object of the 21st century'
A cheap solar-powered lamp has joined the list of the most priceless treasures in the British Museum. ANI

Worms provide clues to declining fertility with age in women
A new study from Princeton University has revealed why fertility declines at a rate that far exceeds the onset of other aging signs in women. ANI

Updates from the world of Science and Technology, research findings and scientific reports for April 14, 2008

How Santa manages to deliver all his presents in one night
With Christmas round the corner, kids eagerly wait for the Santa Claus to bring them loads of gifts. But ever wondered how he manages to deliver all his presents in one night? Well, a researcher from North Carolina State University has got the answer for you. ANI

Super-wipe that cleans up deadly chemicals
Scientists have developed a super-wipe that can easily decontaminate spills of chemical warfare agents or industrial acids. ANI

MRI with alternated mammography can effectively detect breast cancers
Researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alternated with mammography at six-month intervals can detect breast cancers not identified by mammography alone. ANI

Seeing your favourite team score is like having sex, claim brain scientists
For a long time, women have grumbled that their partners are more interested in football than sex - and now - scientists have found the answer to the provoking question. ANI

Virgin Galactic mothership to take first flight in two weeks
Virgin Galactics WhiteKnightTwo is set to take its first flight in the next two weeks, and could become the first privately owned vehicle to carry tourists to the edge of space. ANI

Surveys of flora and fauna may be flawed
A new study has determined that one of the most common techniques for diagnosing the ecological health of a region may be painting an inaccurate picture of biodiversity. ANI

2,400-yr-old Chinese tomb belong to Chu king, say archaeologists
A team of archaeologists have come to the conclusion that a Chinese tomb dating back to 2,400 years, was that of a king of the state of Chu, who existed during the Warring States Period 475 to 221 BC). ANI

210-mln-yr-old amphibian had bizarre feeding pattern
A new study has established that a bizarre reversal of how feeding occurs was achieved in 210-million-year old amphibians known as plagiosaurs. ANI

How flushing the toilet can cause genetic defects in wildlife
Scientists at the University of Idaho have discovered that an active chemical in birth control pills, that is released into the environment through human urine, can cause genetic defects in rainbow trouts. ANI

Scientists aim to build green homes that can withstand hurricanes
In a new study, researchers are aiming to develop home foundations and frames built of a lightweight unbreakable composite material that may bend in a hurricane, and can simply float on the rising tide of a storms coastal surge.he study is going on at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and is set for six months of overseas research aimed at making the technology a reality. ANI

Now, Key2SafeDribving to keep teen drivers from using cell phones
Engineers at the University of Utah engineers say that they have created a wireless car key that can prevent teen drivers from using their cell phones while driving. ANI

Trio of pole-climbing robot may save construction workers lives
Virginia Tech researchers have bagged a grand prize at the 2008 International Capstone Design Fair for creating a trio of pole-climbing serpentine robots that can one day dangerous jobs like inspecting high-rises or underwater bridge piers, and thereby save lives of construction workers. ANI

Carbon nanofibres can reduce upholstered furnitures flammability
A new study suggests that the flammability of upholstered furniture can be dramatically reduced by adding a small amount of carbon nanofibres to the polyurethane foams that are used in them. ANI

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