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Technology News on December 31, 2011

Soon, T-shirt that can tell you're ill
Your jeans, T-shirt or even underwear may soon tell you when you're ill, say textile nanotechnologists who have found a way of making transistors from cotton fibers. ANI

Secrets of ancient pottery may help build better spacecraft tiles
The study of the chemical and physical properties of ancient Attic pottery would help improve space missions, believe scientists. ANI

Living robots may be coming within 15 or 20 years
We are a lot closer to living robots than we may realize, says a scientist who has developed a robot that uses the same words, expressions and movements that humans do to communicate with each other. ANI

Online fights among school kids behind violence and death threats
Online quarrels between school children are spiralling out of control, leading to hate messages, violence and even death threats, experts have said. ANI

Google Plus to have over 400 million users by the end of 2012: Research
Google's social networking site, Google Plus will have over 400 million users by the end of 2012, an American researcher has predicted. ANI

MIT student invents world's first 'self-balancing' electric unicycle
A student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invented the first "self-balancing" electric unicycle. ANI

Fish with razor-sharp teeth bites off fishermen's genitals
A river fish in the waters of Papua New Guinea has been targeting fishermen's pennies. ANI

New program focusing more on character improves 'overall school quality'
A focused program to build social, emotional and character skills can result in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents and students, according to a new study. ANI

'Yeti's finger' busted as human bone
Scientists have claimed that an anatomical specimen labelled "Yeti's finger" in a London museum is of human origin. ANI

Facebook cited in one-third of divorces
Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of broken marriages last year and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases. ANI

NASA's twin GRAIL probes may find remnants of moon's lost sibling
Two identical NASA space probes are due to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day to find if the Earth's companion holds the wrecked body of a lost sibling body. ANI

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