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Technology News on January 11, 2011

Global decline in spam e-mail could be "short lived"
The recent global decline in junk e-mail could be short lived, with the network of infected computers used to produce spam springing back to life after a lull of several weeks. ANI

Here's what made 400 people volunteer for a one-way mission to Mars
Ever wondered what made some people volunteer for a one-way mission to Mars? ANI

Potential new approaches for tackling Huntington's disease uncovered
A research team has uncovered potential new approaches for tackling devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease. ANI

Study reveals possible interventions for cancer, obesity
A new research may have opened doors to significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity. ANI

New insights into dynamics of Sun's photosphere revealed
A team of researchers has revealed new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere. ANI

Search for cancer 'biomarkers'
A Florida State University scientist is working to identify a variety of 'biomarkers' that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of br*ast and prostate cancers. ANI

Stone Age artifacts discovered in Nepal
Artifacts found in a cave at Pang-2, Kalimati of Parbat in Nepal could belong to the Stone Age, claim scientists. ANI

Scientists may have found missing link between young and old galaxies
Astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, have suggested a possible missing link between gas-filled, star-forming galaxies and older, gas-depleted galaxies typically characterized as "red and dead." ANI

Now, a website that gives 'accurate' replies to your Q and A's
Question and answer websites are nothing new, but the quality of information given can be notoriously inaccurate. Now a new website has emerged in the form of Quora, which promises accurate replies. ANI

'Facebook neurons' could shed light on brain's centre of higher learning
Scientists have discovered that the brain's neocortex contains a complex network of highly active neurons called 'Facebook' neurons. ANI

Synthetic blood gets closer to reality
Scientists have developed particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood. ANI

Poverty can suppress kids' genetic potentials: Study
A new research has suggested that poverty may influence how children achieve their genetic potential. ANI

Melting glaciers to contribute 12cm to world sea-level increases by 2100
A new study has found that melt off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will contribute about 12 centimetres to world sea-level increases by 2100. ANI

Free app 'Park Patrol' alerts drivers of lurking parking officers
A new application called ParkPatrol helps you dodge parking officers lurking near your parked car. ANI

X-rated worm tapes reveal how s*x shapes sperm
A series of 's*x videos' of worms have revealed how s*x shapes sperm, according to evolutionary biologists Lukas Scharer and his wife Dita Vizoso at the University of Basel in Switzerland. ANI

H1N1 pandemic flu strain 'key to universal vaccine'
Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain could be the key to a universal vaccine. ANI

New version of Google that solves Sudoku!
A newer version of Google can now solve the math puzzle Sudoku - no matter how difficult it is. ANI

70 million years old flying reptile identified on B.C. coast
After months of pondering the origin of a fossilized jawbone, a University of Alberta researcher has identified it as a new species of pterosaur-a flying reptile that lived 70 million years ago. ANI

How Alzheimer's plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide in brain
The deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has discovered. ANI

Abstinence, binge drinking linked to increased risk of cognitive impairment
A new study has associated abstinence and binge drinking to increased risk of cognitive impairment. ANI

Statue fragments of King Tut's grandparents unearthed
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six missing pieces from a 3,400-year-old colossal double statue of King Tut's grandparents. ANI

With this shirt, you don't have to 'sweat it' anymore!
A new kind of shirt could give you freedom from the embarrassment of sweat patches. ANI

'Macho-looking' men more attractive to fertile women
A new study claims that men who look masculine are more attractive to fertile women. ANI

Smallest rocky planet outside solar system found
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first rocky planet, called Kepler-10b. ANI

Oceans went oxygen-poor '499mn yrs ago after animals appeared on Earth'
A new study at the University of California, Riverside, has found that contrary to the belief that oceans became oxygen-rich about 600 million years ago and stayed that way till date, they actually turned oxygen poor about 499 million years ago, soon after the first appearance of animals on the planet, and remained that way for 2-4 million years. ANI

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