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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 21, 2008
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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients
To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center is being carried out. ANI

Why deaf have 'super vision'
Researchers have found reasons for the enhanced abilities in the remaining senses of deaf people. ANI

Tsunami risk higher than expected in LA, other major cities
A new study has revealed that the risk of destructive tsunamis is in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 21, 2008

Aggressive mothers more likely to conceive sons
Women with dominant nature have a higher likelihood of conceiving more sons, according to a new study. ANI

Soon, self-serve checkouts at supermarkets Down Under
Checkout girls and boys at the grocery store could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a roll-out of self-serve checkouts by a major supermarket chain in Down Under. ANI

Sensitive military items easily available for sale on eBay
Investigators from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) were astonished to find that sensitive military items are easily available for sale on eBay, an online trading website. ANI

Huge rise in temperatures may cause Earths tectonic plates to halt
In a hypothetical scenario, scientists have suggested that for the Earths tectonic plates to jam, a huge rise in atmospheric temperatures would do the trick, causing continents to grind to a halt, mountains to stop growing and earthquakes to cease.According to a report in New Scientist, Adrian Lenardic of Rice University in Houston, Texas, and colleagues developed a model demonstrating this particular scenario. ANI

Fake concrete bat roosts will help in reclaiming tropical forests
Ecologists have placed fake concrete bat roosts in deforested areas in Costa Rica, in an effort to reclaim tropical forests. ANI

Hobbit might have been a modern human with a growth disorder
The discovery of a root canal in the remains of a hobbit, a tiny prehistoric human, has fuelled speculations among scientists that the skeleton might not have represented an 18,000-year-old new species, but was just a modern human with a growth disorder. ANI

Komodo dragon has a bite weaker than a house cats
A new study has determined that the Komodo dragon, which is the worlds largest living lizard, has a bite weaker than a house cats. ANI

Moons birth changed the length of days on Earth
A scientist has used a computer model to determine that the process due to which the moon formed might have changed the length of days on Earth and set the direction in which it spins. ANI

Sewing machine sales on the rise
It seems that home tailoring has started to overshadow disposable high street fashions, with a rise in the sales of sewing machines supporting this view. ANI

New wet-clean suits may spell the end of dry-cleaning bills
Remaining fully suited and booted through those long, hot, sticky summers may not be a problem anymore, with new wet-clean suits coming into being. ANI

Fake concrete bat roosts will help in reclaiming tropical forests
Ecologists have placed fake concrete bat roosts in deforested areas in Costa Rica, in an effort to reclaim tropical forests. ANI

Bionic eye gives grandma a chance to see the world again
A group of American scientists have given a visually impaired grandmother, a chance to see her grandchildren dance and play football with a bionic eye. ANI

Hobbit might have been a modern human with a growth disorder
The discovery of a root canal in the remains of a hobbit, a tiny prehistoric human, has fuelled speculations among scientists that the skeleton might not have represented an 18,000-year-old new species, but was just a modern human with a growth disorder. ANI

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