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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 4, 2008
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Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change
A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years. ANI

Chinese scientists, explorers seek help in search for elusive ape-man
Chinese scientists and explorers are looking for international help as they begin a new search for the elusive ape-man known as Bigfoot or Yeren. ANI

Magnets may help treat major depression
Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 4, 2008

Hybrid computer materials may make for faster, cheaper nanomagnetic devices
A multi-university research team is working to combine two different types of components of a modern computer-magnetic components that perform memory functions, and semiconductor components that perform logic operations-to create devices that operate at much higher speed, and use considerably less power than current electronic devices. ANI

Bird feeding may not always have positive outcomes
Feeding birds in your backyards each year, often out of a desire to help the animals, may not always have positive outcomes for the birds, according to a new study. ANI

Electrical forces under Earth making days longer
A new study has found that tiny shifts that are making our days longer by some milliseconds, may be due to electrical forces present deep under the Earth. ANI

Aircraft powered by hydrogen battery passes test with flying colours
The first aircraft to use only a hydrogen battery for power in the air has successfully completed a test flight in Ocana, central Spain. ANI

Bats play major role in protecting plants from insects
Researchers have shown that bats can play a major role in significantly reducing insect abundance and damage on plants. ANI

Bats play major role in protecting plants from insects
Researchers have shown that bats can play a major role in significantly reducing insect abundance and damage on plants. ANI

Octopuses take the cake in kinky sex!
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that octopuses have love lives far more intricate than previously known, by finding that the animals exhibit behaviour such as flirting, holding hands, displaying fits of jealousy, and even cross-dressing. ANI

Asian waterbirds stage a remarkable comeback
A report from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has said that several species of rare Asian waterbirds have staged remarkable comebacks. ANI

Supercomputers may soon bring virtual worlds to our doorstep
Supercomputers may soon start creating virtual worlds where a person should be unable to reliably tell whether he was interacting with a man or a machine, says a New York-based expert. ANI

Tourists stripping Rome of its ancient past
Archaeologists have said that tourists visiting Rome are taking away mementoes from important historical structures, thus stripping the city of its ancient past. ANI

Pyramids may have been cast in place from concrete
Researchers are exploring a new controversial theory, which suggests that the great pyramids of Giza may have been cast in place from concrete, rather than quarried and moved into position. ANI

Rats cant place memories in time
Rats can keep track of how much time has passed since they discovered a piece of cheese, but they cannot actually form memories of when the discovery occurred, according to a new study. ANI

Migrating moths use natural compasses for navigating
A new study has suggested that migrating moths are good navigators, equipped with natural compasses. ANI

Mum birds UV vision allows them to monitor their chicks healthy glow
Theres definitely something extraordinary in the eyes of mother birds - they are bestowed upon by what could be called as UV vision that lets them detect the nutritional status of their chicks merely by looking at them. ANI

Emotion genes make mice emit squeals of delight during sex
Researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada, have found that during sexual interactions with female mice, male mice produce high-frequency sounds, that are controlled by a gene responsible for positive emotions. ANI

Soil ultra-bugs have antibiotics for breakfast
Researchers at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts have discovered that hundreds of bacteria in the soil literally eat up the worlds most potent antibiotics, and are able to prosper with the drugs as their only source of nutrition. ANI

Melting ice caps may trigger more volcanic eruptions in future
A new research has stated that melting ice caps, which are caused by global warming, may trigger more volcanic eruptions in the future. ANI

Global temperatures this year will be lower than in 2007
UN meteorologists have determined that global temperatures this year will be lower than in 2007 due to the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific. ANI

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