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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 22, 2008
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Squeezable cell phone to give you status info without having to look at it
Scientists have developed a squeezable cellphone - SqueezeBlock - using tiny motors built into the casing to mimic the behaviour of a spring. ANI

Airplanes that also travel in space to be 'the holy grail' of aeronautics
A British firm is working on an airplane that would also travel in space. ANI

Was Oz-Indian scientist first to discover recently found Earth-like planet?
The recent discovery of Earth-like planet caused a tizzy in the science world, but many are still sceptical of the claim. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 22, 2008

Xbox-style hi-tech poker machines to target young Oz gamblers
Aussie poker industry is planning to rake in more and more young gamblers by introducing hi-tech poker machines with Xbox-style graphics. ANI

Cultural upbringing influences how people read faces
University of Alberta researchers say cultural upbringing influences how people read facial expressions. ANI

Intensity of storm waves on the rise due to global warming
Seismologists have shown that as a result of climate change, the intensity of storm waves is on the rise, which can be heard by seismometers to provide a new record of global warmings effect on storms. ANI

Scientists complete first drill into earthquake-generating region near Japan
Scientists have completed the first stage of a plan to drill down into an earthquake-generating region near Japan, with the project seeing holes bored 1.4km into the sea floor, producing 3D images of stresses inside the quake zone. ANI

Egypts ancient cities threatened by rising sea levels
Egypts ancient cities are being threatened by rising water levels in the Mediterranean Sea, which scientists say will rise between one and three feet by the end of this century, all because of climate change.ccording to a report by NPR (National Public Radio), an example of this threat is the slow breakdown of the barriers that line Alexandria, Egypts Eastern Harbor. ANI

Lizards foraging techniques influence their ability to walk, run
Researchers studying animal behaviours have revealed that lizards hunting styles affect their ability to walk and run. ANI

Stephen Hawking calls for colonization of Moon and Mars
Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking has called for a massive investment in establishing colonies on the Moon and Mars, arguing that the world should devote about 10 times as much as 0.25% of its financial resources to space. ANI

Coming soon - biodegradable hypodermic needles
A scientist at the University in Seoul, South Korea, has perfected the way of making biodegradable needles out of pharmaceuticals, by suggesting that solid microneedles can be created made by mixing a drug with a sticky syrup-like substance, which is coated in a thin layer onto a substrate. ANI

Researchers shed light on aftermath of teen suicides on families
It is often perceived that teenage suicide occurs either due to family pressure or rejection by society, with focus on providing improved suicide prevention strategies. Little attention however, is paid to those families who suffer from the incident, says a new study. ANI

Arctic ice more vulnerable to summer sunshine
A new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Colorado State University (CSU), US, has shown that the shrinking expanse of Arctic sea ice is increasingly vulnerable to summer sunshine. ANI

Human brain responds to fairness as it does to money and chocolate
Scientists from the University of California - Los Angeles have found that the human brain reacts to fairness the same way it responds to winning money and eating chocolate. ANI

Stereotypes can boost as well as hinder our chances of success
Researchers from the University of Exeter and St Andrews University have shown that stereotypes can improve as well as thwart our likelihood of success. ANI

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