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Technology News on January 8, 2011

Common sense key to entrepreneurial success
A new research has suggested that practical intelligence is the key to achieving entrepreneurial success. ANI

Most college students lack scientific literacy: Study
A new study from Michigan State University has pointed out that most college students don't have the basic scientific literary skills to understand the causes and effects of climate change. ANI

Lessons that the Gulf Oil spill taught us
Following one of the biggest disasters in recent history, BP boss Tony Hayward admitted to his company's insufficient response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico. But was there anything better they could have done to avert the tragedy? ANI

Energy use limits global economic growth: Study
A new study has found that energy use has a direct impact on economic activity. ANI

Top four cyber threats for 2011 revealed
From Internet superweapons to Facebook crimes, security experts have predicted some new web attacks for 2011. ANI

New Ferrari technology to 'read driver's mind to adjust car stability'
Ferrari is planning to introduce a new in-car technology that will monitor a driver's mental state and adjust the car's stability and traction control systems to suit. ANI

'All in one' car radio 'makes calls, connects to GPS, finds online music'
A new smart car radio called Parrot's Asteroid lets drivers make calls, find music with voice activation, and connects to GPS or the Internet - all in one. ANI

Over 3,000 survivors of WTC attacks experience PTSD
Researchers have found that of the 3,271 civilians who evacuated the World Trade Center (WTC) towers, 95.6 pc of survivors reported at least one current posttraumatic stress symptom and 15 pc screened positive for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), two to three years after the disaster. ANI

Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor's origin
A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - a category that defines the most common type of malignant brain tumor. ANI

New discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety disorders
UCLA life scientists have discovered what may be a completely unexplored drug target for the treatment of anxiety disorders. ANI

Babies understand words in a grown-up way
A new study has found that even though babies are too young to talk, they can understand words and process them in a grown up way. ANI

Carrots 'make people more attractive'
Those who eat fruit and vegetables such as carrots and plums are considered more attractive, say scientists. ANI

New booze vaccine works by 'giving terrible hangover just after 1 drink'
A new vaccine for treating alcoholism gives the sensation of a terrible hangover after just a few drinks, to deter the person from drinking any more. ANI

Strenuous exercise 'can damage women's cognitive function'
A new study has said that strenuous exercise in women can cause damage to their cognitive skills later in life. ANI

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