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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

Updates from the world of Science and Technology, research findings and scientific reports for October 24, 2009

Cassinis camera captures night falling on Saturns rings
The wide angle camera aboard the Cassini spacecraft has captured images of Saturns latest equinox that shows night falling over the planets rings. ANI

New technique enables nano self-assembly
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energys Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found a simple and yet powerfully robust way to induce nanoparticles to assemble themselves into complex arrays. ANI

20th century warming is unlike natural variation seen in last 200,000 years
A new study says that changes seen in Arctic sediments since the mid-20th century are unprecedented in the last 200,000 years, and is unlike natural variation like others that have occurred throughout geologic time. ANI

NASA application for iPhone and iPod touch available at Apple store
Reports indicate that a NASA application for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available free of charge at the App Store from Apple. ANI

First tsunami-resistant shelter in US planned by residents of small town
Residents of the small Oregon town of Cannon Beach in the US are preparing to build the first tsunami-resistant shelter in the U.S. ANI

Now, astronauts to grow their own vitamin A-rich carrots in space
A new study has indicated that astronauts will soon have their own gardens aboard the International Space Station (ISS), with the ability to grow vitamin A-rich carrots in space. ANI

Robotic prostate cancer surgery leaving men impotent
Scientists have raised doubts against the efficacy of robotic prostate cancer surgery, claiming that instead of being a saviour, the procedure is leaving men with more incontinence and impotence than traditional techniques. ANI

Cellular phones lead to bone weakening
Do you wear your cell phone on your belt? Well, heres some news for you-the electromagnetic rays from mobiles lead to decreased bone density in an area of the pelvis that is commonly used for bone grafts. ANI

Fat hormone linked to death from sepsis identified
A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a fat hormone that might lead to death from potentially deadly blood infection. ANI

New handheld camera uses microwave signals to bring invisible into view
A group of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology in the US has developed a handheld camera that uses microwave signals to non-destructively peek inside materials and structures in real time. ANI

Land Cruiser is more eco-friendly than your dog!
In a new research, scientists have determined that pets can play a large part in increasing greenhouse gas emissions, with calculations indicating that a Land Cruisers eco-footprint being about 0.41 hectares, which is less than half that of a medium-sized dog. ANI

Being fat can fry up your chances of becoming a dad
An Australian research has shown that overweight men are less likely to father children. ANI

Scientists find sex-based prenatal brain differences
Prenatal sex-based biological differences can extend to genetic expression in cerebral cortices and are probably associated with later divergences in how our brains develop, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University has found. ANI

Google comes up with Got The Wrong Bob? to avoid e-mail slip-ups
Google has introduced a new application to prevent users from making mistakes and sending their e-mails to the wrong recipient. ANI

Evidence indicates Alexander the Great was not first at Alexandria
Researchers have come across evidence in the form of microscopic bits of pollen and charcoal in ancient sediment layers which indicate that Alexander the Great was not the first to settle the area along Egypts coast that became the great port city of Alexandria. ANI

Ciggie smoke weakens lungs natural defense against harmful pathogen
Exposure to cigarette smoke might weaken immune cells ability to remove bacterial infections from the lungs, specifically nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a pathogen often associated with respiratory infections and the progression of respiratory disease, says a new study. ANI

Epic humpback whale battle filmed by BBC crew
A BBC natural history crew has filmed the humpback whale heat run, where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females. ANI

Comets didnt wipe out early Americans 12,900 years ago
In a new research, scientists have suggested that a comet impact didnt set off a 1,300-year cold snap that wiped out most life in North America about 12,900 years ago, including sabertooth tigers and early Americans. ANI

New system lets drivers see through walls
Scientists have developed an augmented reality system that allows drivers to see through walls, making blind corners and other dangerous road junctions visible. ANI

Ciggie smoke weakens lungs natural defense against harmful pathogen
Exposure to cigarette smoke might weaken immune cells ability to remove bacterial infections from the lungs, specifically nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a pathogen often associated with respiratory infections and the progression of respiratory disease, says a new study. ANI

Epic humpback whale battle filmed by BBC crew
A BBC natural history crew has filmed the humpback whale heat run, where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females. ANI

Illegal tiger skin trade in China exposed by investigators
An undercover investigation by the Environment Investigation Agency has exposed the trade in tiger skins in China, which is continuing despite the fact that it is illegal in the country. ANI

Dogs dont understand deception
There is no evidence to prove that dogs can detect deception, says a new study. ANI

How brain decides where to look in an emergency
Any kind of a sudden movement or sound can trigger a battle between neurons in the brain, and the cells which win are the ones who get to decide where an animal will look, according to a new research. ANI

Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness
The moral teaching we all learnt as a child, cleanliness is next to godliness, has now gained more weight as researchers have proved how people living in clean-smelling environments tend to be unconsciously fairer and more generous. ANI

Scientists invent robot that exhibits swine flu symptoms
Scientists in Japan have created a new robot that sweats, moans, and exhibits symptoms of the H1N1 swine flu virus, in order to help train health care workers. ANI

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