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Now, a new boxing vest that ensures real punches are awarded
Australian scientists have developed an automatic punch detector to make judging amateur boxing more objective. ANI

Sainsbury's launches iPad shopping trolley
Sainsbury's has introduced a shopping trolley with an inbuilt iPad dock in its branch in Cromwell Road in Kensington, West London, in a move to enable men to watch sport as they walk around the supermarket. ANI

Voltage, not heat, controls magnetic memory
It is the voltage itself, and not the side effect of heating, that modifies the magnets' properties, a new study has suggested. ANI

Anxiety interferes with some children's capacity to form friendships
Arizona State University researchers found that socially withdrawn children who can be described as "anxious-solitary" differ considerably in their relationships with peers, compared to other withdrawn children and children who aren't withdrawn. ANI

City noises drive male birds to sing in high tones, turning off females
Male great tits are having to sing at higher frequencies to drown out the traffic and industrial noises in urban areas, but this makes them less attractive to the opposite sex, a new research has found. ANI

Free teaching tool to improve 'struggling' students' reading skills
A new research has shown that a freely available literacy tool can improve fundamental reading skills for elementary school students. ANI

Ossuary at David and Goliath battle site offers clues to Jesus' crucifixion
A 2000-year-old burial box found in the Valley of Elah, southwest of Jerusalem - the legendary location of the battle between David and Goliath - could reveal the location of the family of Caiaphas, the high priest involved in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, according to Israeli researchers. ANI

How kids respond to bullying and why
A new study has looked into how children respond to bullying and why. ANI

A new strain of yeast turns seaweed into biofuel in half the time
A new strain of yeast engineered by the University of Illinois scientists converts seaweed into biofuel in half the time it took just months ago. ANI

'Memory fitness program help older people improve their memory abilities'
Normal age-related memory decline affects more than half of all seniors, and those over 80 are the most vulnerable. ANI

Hair cell offers easy way to make patient-specific heart cells for disease modeling
A study has suggested that hair follicle keratinocytes offer a simple and accessible route to generate patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs, with minimum inconvenience for the patients. ANI

We find neighbours to be noisy, chatty people who steal parking space
A research has revealed that most of us see our neighbours as nosey, too chatty, and people who always steal parking space, but the biggest complaint involves them making noise at unsociable hours. ANI

Our brains jolt into action by just looking at an animal's photo
A new study has found that human brains spring into action even by just looking at a photo of an animal. ANI

Wastewater recycling processes generate more greenhouse gases
Wastewater-recycling processes may generate more greenhouse gases than traditional water-treatment processes, according to a new study. ANI

Notorious 'Jail break' teenage iPhone hacker gets job at Apple
A 19-year-old hacker who developed an iPhone tool for users to download applications that was not approved by Apple, is reportedly set to start an internship at the software technology giant. ANI

Novel laser microscope can diagnose skin cancer in single snapshot
Physicists from the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Rome have developed a new type of laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM), which could diagnose skin cancer in a single snapshot. ANI

Powerful supercomputers allow first simulation of milky way-like galaxy
A beautiful spiral galaxy matching our own Milky Way has emerged from a computer simulation of the physics involved in galaxy formation and evolution after nine months of number crunching on powerful supercomputers. ANI

Bacteria in Panda poop may help in the making of biofuels
Scientists have revealed that Panda poop contains bacteria, which could break down plant material in the way needed to tap biomass as a major new source of "biofuels", from grass, wood chips and crop wastes. ANI

Researchers starve breast cancer cells to death
An Indian origin researcher along with other colleagues have indicated that the most common breast cancer uses the most efficient, powerful food delivery system known in human cells and blocking that system kills it. ANI

How galaxies take in matter and give off energetic radiation
A distant galaxy could help elucidate two unanswered fundamental questions of galaxy formation, including how they take in matter and how they give off energetic radiation. ANI

How couples can help each other in developing effective memory
Collaborative dialogue can help extend memory in middle-aged couples, a new study has found. ANI

New dating agency helps singles find their 'lookalike' matches
It has long been known that people tend to be attracted to others with similar facial features to their own. ANI

Flexible electronics set to aid future technological advancements
Plastic-based flexible electronics, produced in large volume using roll-to-roll processing, inkjet printing or spray deposition, represent the "electronics everywhere" trend of the future, a US researcher says. ANI

Now, an app that inspires you to become a better runner
Here's a new software application that will help you become a better runner. ANI

Russian rocket crash may result in decision not to fly astronauts into orbit
There are concerns that the International Space Station (ISS) could be temporarily abandoned by November after the crash of a rocket carrying an unmanned vehicle. ANI

Now, an electronic nose to sniff out heart failure
A completely new non-invasive method to identify heart failure - associated with significantly reduced physical and mental health, resulting in a markedly decreased quality of life - has been developed by a German team. ANI

'Competitive' video games linked to aggressive behaviour
Competitiveness is the main video game characteristic that triggers aggression in players, according to a new research. ANI

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