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Technology News on January 15, 2011

Phishing websites pocket $3 billion in China
Over 44 million personal computer users became victims of phishing websites in 2010, rendering a loss of three billion dollars in China, suggests a new report. ANI

Scientists find BP control system in kidney's structural units
A new study has found blood pressure control system in kidney's structural units. ANI

New website lets one rank co-workers, see how others rank them
A new website that lets people rank their co-workers and then view how others rank them has come up in the form of Cubeduel. ANI

Using living cells to create 'biotic' video games
A Stanford researcher has started developing video games using biotechnology. ANI

Study finds how sea urchins affect coral reefs' growth
An 18-year-old study has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins-organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems. ANI

Tropical Storm Vince about to U-turn away from Oz, finds NASA's Aqua
NASA's Aqua satellite has found that high pressure is about to make Tropical Storm Vince do a U-turn in the Southern Indian Ocean and take a westward track away from Western Australia. ANI

How variations in Sun's energy contribute to climate change
A new study has brought experts one step closer to understanding how much energy the Earth receives from the Sun, and how changes in that energy could contribute to climate change. ANI

Female crickets fall for louder songs sung by younger males
Female crickets fall for the higher-pitched and louder songs sung by younger males, suggests a study. ANI

New findings bring scientists closer to an effective HIV vaccine
Scientists have reported findings showing new evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies, which block HIV infection. ANI

Laser technology to help track E. coli
Scientists have turned to a simple, automated method of tracking E. coli, which could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks. ANI

Measles virus plays key role in Paget's disease of bone
A team of researchers, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, have found that a gene from the measles virus plays a key role in the development of Paget's disease of bone. ANI

New way to halt lung inflammation in animal models discovered
Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine seem to have discovered a new way to halt lung inflammation. ANI

Ocean circulation changes 'more dramatic than previously thought'
A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought. ANI

Scientists find how some plants can survive near-vacuum conditions
Scientists at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida have found that some plants can survive in near-vacuum conditions. ANI

Toxic chemicals found in pregnant women: US study
A new US study has found that the bodies of almost all pregnant women carry multiple chemicals. ANI

Interactive window-shopping could soon be a reality
Interactive window shopping has been tested only in lab simulations till now, but experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin, Germany, are testing the concept with pedestrian passageways and shopping centers. ANI

Funky fonts make learning easier: Study
Having difficulty learning something? Then try some funky fonts, suggests a new study. ANI

Eating blueberries 'can guard against high BP'
A new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University has suggested that eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure. ANI

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