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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 18, 2008
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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

Flapless 'Demon' aircraft that use air bursts to fly
Engineers at the Cranfield University in the United Kingdom have completed a flapless flight by using bursts of air to control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) they call Demon. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 18, 2008

Mistletoe as cancer treatment not as effective as believed: Study
Researchers have long been trying to find whether or not mistletoe is an effective treatment for cancer. Now, a new study has found proof that it may not be providing any benefit. ANI

Soviet nuclear test site from Cold War era will help in current nuclear monitoring
A new research has indicated that Semipalatinsk - a historic Soviet nuclear site from the Cold War era can offer insights for present day nuclear monitoring in the world. ANI

Captive tigers purebred ancestry raises their conservation value
A new report has determined that many captive tigers held in captivity around the world represent purebred subspecies and harbor genomic diversity no longer found in nature, which may raise their conservation value. ANI

Tiny robotic tweezers pick up, move cells without damage
Canadian researchers have developed a pair of tiny robotic tweezers that can help pick up and move individual cells without causing any damage to them. ANI

Study in flies suggest males and females have unisex brain
Men might be from Mars and women from Venus, but a new study on flies suggests that they are both equipped with a largely unisex brain. ANI

Indian scientists fuzzy logic to improve water quality in developing nations
A research team, led by an Indian scientist, has provided an effective guide to water quality improvement in developing nations by proposing a fuzzy logic approach to analysing water quality. ANI

Paedophiles communication tactics to lure kids revealed
The communication process whereby paedophiles entrap children is being studied by University of Missouri researchers, who say they have started to understand how sexual predators lure their victims. ANI

Vaccine by Indian-origin scientist may protect against deadly bird flu
According to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher, protection against highly pathogenic bird flu and its evolving forms might soon be a possibility, thanks to a new vaccine which is, at the moment, under development. ANI

20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from major depression
A new study has found that nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression. ANI

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