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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

Technology News for August 11, 2009

Google unveils speedier search engine
Google Inc. is working on a new test version of its search engine, which the company claims will be faster and more relevant than ever before. ANI

New light-emitting biomaterial may revolutionise tumour imaging
Scientists from University of Virginia have developed new light-emitting biomaterial that could improve tumour imaging. ANI

New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimers drugs
Scientists from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a new class of compounds that can help develop Alzheimers drugs. ANI

Immune cells thought to protect against cancer may actually promote it
Einstein researchers have found that potent immune system cells that usually defend against cancer can actually promote it. ANI

Sewage-contaminated streams breed bigger and faster mosquitoes
A new study has found far more mosquitoes in sewage-contaminated streams than in clean ones, which are also bigger and faster than those in purer waters. ccording to a report in Discovery News, over a 16-week study period last summer, Luis Fernando Chaves, an ecologist at Emory University in Atlanta and colleagues sampled water quality and mosquito larvae from two streams - one that receives contaminated overflows and one that doesnt - in the Atlanta area. ANI

Perseid meteor shower may yield 80 space rocks an hour
Reports indicate that the Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible on August 11 and 12, would yield more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing time. ANI

Scientists invent spiderbots that talk amongst themselves inside active volcano
NASA scientists have developed a network of volcano sensors known as spiderbots that can automatically communicate with each other, and placed them inside Mount St Helens in the US. ANI

Radiation therapy for childhood cancer may up diabetes risk
Childhood cancer survivors may have an increased risk of diabetes, particularly those who received total body or abdominal radiation, says a new study. ANI

Soon, simple urine test to predict patients responses to drugs
A simple urine test may soon help predict patients response to particular drugs, say researchers. ANI

Screening of brain damage from mini-strokes may help predict memory loss in elderly
A new study has revealed that screening for areas of damage from a possible mini-stroke could help predict memory loss in the elderly. ANI

Miniature gravity detector may peer inside planets to reveal buried geological features
Thanks to a nifty new silicon gadget, namely a miniature gravity detector, peering beneath the surface of Mars and other planets to reveal buried geological features could get easier. ANI

High levels of plant-based estrogens discovered in some industrial wastewater
Civil engineering researchers in the University of Minnesotas Institute of Technology have discovered high levels of plant-based estrogens, called phytoestrogens, in some industrial wastewater. ANI

Flying frog and worlds smallest deer discovered in Eastern Himalayas
Scientists have discovered over 350 new species including the worlds smallest deer, a flying frog and a 100 million-year old gecko in the Eastern Himalayas. ANI

Deadly typhoon Morakot causes severe flooding rains in Taiwan and China
NASAs Aqua satellite, using the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument, has captured deadly typhoon Morakot causing severe flooding rains in Taiwan and mainland China. ANI

Universes first black holes kept to a strict diet
A new supercomputer simulation designed to track the fate of the universes first black holes has found that the mysterious cosmic objects couldnt efficiently gorge themselves on nearby gas, and thus had to keep themselves on a strict diet, starving in the process. ANI

Seizures during pregnancy linked to risk of pre-term, low-weight babies
A new study has shown that women with epilepsy who have seizures during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to pre-term, small or low-birth-weight babies than women without epilepsy. ANI

Soon, drug that may make diabetes jabs history
Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily needle injections. ANI

How traffic jam in brain leads to schizophrenia
Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that low levels of protein required for maintaining constant contact between brain neurons might cause schizophrenia. ANI

Gene that may play role in type 1 diabetes identified
A gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the bodys insulin-producing cells has been identified by scientists at Stanford University. ANI

Scientists find high levels of estrogens in some industrial wastewater
University of Minnesota researchers say that certain industries may be a significant source of plant-based oestrogens, called phytoestrogens, in surface water. ANI

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