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Technology News on December 17, 2011

Russia's unsuccessful Phobos-Grunt Mars probe to hit Earth in January
Russia's space agency has said that its unsuccessful Mars probe will be falling back on Earth next month. ANI

Brit man powers his artificial heart with car cigarette lighter
A British man keeps his electric artificial heart charged on long journeys by plugging it into the car's cigarette lighter. ANI

Comet Lovejoy survives 'fiery' encounter with Sun
Newly discovered comet, Lovejoy, defied all odds when it survived a hellish journey through Sun's corona, where temperatures soar to staggering 1.1millionC. ANI

Soon, micro-robots in blood stream to destroy tumours, blood clots
A new type of therapeutic technology shows promise to treat diseases by steering microscopic-scale medical robots into the bloodstream, a new study has revealed. ANI

Classical musicians bring particle physics to life with short musical pieces
A new trio, consisting of a physics professor, and internationally renowned composer and an award-winning violinist, are bringing particle physics to life through a series of classical compositions. ANI

Now, an app that lets you tell the world where and when you 'made love'
A new application available on the US iTunes store and Android allows users to tell the world where and when they "made love". ANI

Dust avalanches on the Red Planet triggered by meteorite shockwaves
Dust avalanches around impact craters on Mars may be the result of the shock wave preceding the actual impact, a new study has claimed. ANI

'Hit potential equation' may predict a 'hit' song
Scientists have argued that predicting the popularity of a song may well be feasible by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. ANI

Caterpillars mimic each other to evade predators
Caterpillars mimic each other to avoid being attacked by predators, a new study has revealed. ANI

Supernova explosion in 2012 unlikely to harm life on earth
An erroneous doomsday theory predicts that year 2012 may experience a supernova explosion and the incredible amounts of energy resulting from it - as much as the sun creates during its entire lifetime- may harm life on Earth. ANI

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