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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 5, 2008
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Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia
Yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia - a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, according to new research conducted at Oregon Health and Science University. ANI

Underwater robot to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica
An underwater robot is being deployed by researchers at the University of British Columbia to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12. ANI

Electrified nano filter 'to kill 98pc of disease-causing bacteria in water'
Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without clogging. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 5, 2008

Squirrels too are born with the proverbial silver spoon!
It is often said that some people are born with silver spoons in their mouths. This phenomenon also holds true for the female red squirrels of Kluane in North America, a University of Alberta study claims. ANI

Even in monkeys, boys prefer wheeled toys, girls dolls
American psychologists say that they have found male monkeys to prefer boys toys in a study. ANI

UN climate panel underestimated technology need
US researchers have said that the UN climate change panel has drastically underestimated the need to invest in the innovation of new energy efficient technologies that are required to stabilise greenhouse emissions. ANI

Intelligent paint can give icy warnings by turning roads pink
Researchers at a French company have developed a new temperature-sensitive varnish for road surfaces that can turn pink in icy conditions, thus helping to prevent ice-related traffic accidents in future by serving as a warning to drivers. ANI

Dictatorship may lie in ones genes
The ruthless behaviour of historys infamous dictators-Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, and Robert Mugabe-and that of certain bosses at workplaces, often nicknamed little Hitler by the employees, may be attributed partly to their genetics, according to a new study. ANI

NASA says new spaceships violent vibrations under control
NASA has announced that vibrations on its new rocket Ares I during lift-off, which was predicted by a design review as being fatal, is milder than first thought and a number of possible mitigation measures has been developed. ANI

Presence of sulphur dioxide means Venus may have active volcanoes
European Space Agencys (ESA) Venus Express has measured a highly variable quantity of the volcanic gas sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere of Venus, thus rebooting the search for active volcanoes on the planet. ANI

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