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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 23, 2008
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Mercedes-Benz to come up with safer child seat soon
A safer and more advanced special seat in the car for your kid would soon be a reality-it was first shown in the ESF Experimental Safety Vehicle. ANI

Massive star goes supernova, smothered by its own dust
Astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that a giant star in a remote galaxy ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. ANI

Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found
Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 23, 2008

Giant and unusual undersea volcano found off Iceland
Scientists have found a giant and unusual underwater volcano just offshore of Iceland on the Reykjanes Ridge. ANI

Successful negotiations are done by the head, not the heart
Success in negotiations depends on focusing on the head and not the heart, in other words, it is better to take the perspective of negotiation opponents rather than empathize with them, says a new study. ANI

69 million-year-old crab fossil may rewrite evolutionary history of the species
The discovery of a 69 million-year-old crab fossil in Mexico, with an oversized right claw, a feature previously thought to appear more than 20 million years later, has lead scientists to rewrite the evolutionary history of crabs and the shelled mollusks upon which they preyed. ANI

Climate change could cause global conflicts as large as the two world wars
Defence experts have warned that climate change could cause global conflicts as large as the two world wars, which would last for centuries unless the problem is controlled. ANI

Lifestyle and geography play major role in gene evolution
Geneticists at the North Carolina State University have given scientific backing to the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate, by showing that environmental factors such as lifestyle and geography play a major role in whether certain genes are turned on or off. ANI

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