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Technology News on April 8, 2011

Cities in developing countries 'likelier to be hit by climate change'
A new study has warned that fast-growing urban areas worldwide, especially in developing countries, will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of changing climate. ANI

Scientists ferret out planet-hunting targets with NASA telescope
US astronomers have discovered a new technique to identify close, faint stars using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer satellite. ANI

Dogs 'likelier to bond better with male owners than female'
A pilot study about human-canine interactions has found that dogs owned by men, especially neurotic men, approach their owners more often than dogs of female owners. ANI

Southampton Varsity scientists reach beyond clouds, use mobiles to explore outer atmosphere
Engineering scientists at the University of Southampton have reached above the clouds in a first-of-its-kind experiment to develop new technologies that probe the stratosphere using an unmanned vehicle. ANI

Astronauts could face heart problems with deep-space travel
A study has found that exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth's magnetic field could be detrimental to astronauts' arteries. ANI

Gene in fish that don't sleep could shed light on sleep disorders in humans
Biologists have found that a gene that makes cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, could shed light on the sleep patterns and disorders in humans. ANI

Anti-depressants use found to have long-term benefits
An epidemiologist has suggested that the use of anti-depressants may have long-term benefits. ANI

Video games may boost stroke recovery
A research from St. Michael's Hospital has indicated that virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients. ANI

Molecules that help propel cancer metastasis identified
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified two molecules that enable cancer to spread inside the body. ANI

Scientists find youngsters suffer gadget 'withdrawal'
A study has found that many young people suffer from gadget "withdrawal" when they are banned from using their computer or mobile phones. ANI

Supercomputer solves gamma-ray burst mystery
A German supercomputer simulation has shown that colliding two neutron stars can naturally produce magnetic structures thought to power the high-speed particle jets associated with short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). ANI

'Red eyed' people perceived as sad and unattractive
A new study has found that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted. ANI

'Concerned' UK dad develops world's first Facebook bully alert
A UK father has devised the world's first bullying alert system for Facebook, which scans text and flags up abusive behaviour. ANI

I Phone app that scans away male shopping incompetence!
Here's a new iPhone application that scans away the sheer incompetence of males when it comes to shopping. ANI

Soy ups radiation's ability to destroy lung cancer cells
A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to destroy lung cancer cells. ANI

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