Technology News on July 21, 2011
More than half of college students indulge in sexting
A new survey has found that more than half of college students indulge in sexting. ANI
Soon, electronic circuits may shrink to the size of a grain of sand
Scientists have taken a big step toward the long-awaited era of "single-molecule electronics," when common electronic circuits in computers, smart phones, audio players, and other devices may shrink to the size of a grain of sand. ANI
Indian gharial crocodile's ancestor lived in Texas not Europe 96 mln years ago
A prehistoric crocodile, which is making its first appearance in Texas, was earlier thought to have originated in Europe but now it appears that the crocodile is a native of the Lone Star State. ANI
Want a healthy heart? Eat nutrition-rich seaweed!
Seaweeds, mostly found in Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine, are a rich new source of heart-healthy food ingredients, which could rival milk products as sources of these so-called 'bioactive peptides', according to a new study. ANI
Elliptical galaxies '5 times younger than commonly thought'
An international team of astronomers from the Atlas3D collaboration has challenged the standard model for elliptical galaxies formation. ANI
'Environmental pollutants still lurk in water, soil long after they disappear'
Getting the environment rid of pharmaceutical waste is not as easy as it seems, a Tel Aviv University researcher has warned. ANI
Now, portable robotic device, videogames to help patients recover from stroke
Researchers have offered new hope for patients suffering from strokes. ANI
Exposure to household smoke ups bronchiolitis risk in babies
Here's another reason for parents to smoke outside or kick the butt. ANI
NASA's 30-yr shuttle era comes to 'wheels stop' with Atlantis landing
US space shuttle Atlantis has landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday morning, wrapping up NASA's 135th mission and 30-year space shuttle program. ANI
Only 20pc of world climate data is computerized!
The scientific community of today is only able to access and analyse 20 percent of the recorded climate information held, as the remaining data are not accessible in digital format, a new research has shown. ANI
Slow drivers as big road hazards as over speeding counterparts
A new report has revealed that slow drivers are one of the biggest dangers on the road and should be treated like speeders. ANI
Coming soon: quick, accurate test to diagnose bacterial, viral infections
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a new test that can distinguish between bacterial and viral infections in as little as five hours, thereby reducing the frequency of unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics. ANI
Now, a time cloak that can hide events in time
Professors of applied and engineering physics at Cornell University, have developed a time cloak that can also hide events in time. ANI
Why walking down memory lane while driving can land you in a roadside ditch!
A new research has indicated that taking a trip down memory lane when you are behind the wheel could land you in a roadside ditch. ANI
Evolution helps reveal key blood-clotting mechanism
Scientists have been able to determine the complex process involved in blood clotting after injury, with the help of evolutionary clues. ANI
Grandparents may be just 30,000 years old!
It was only 30,000 years ago, when life expectancy began to grow, that grandparents came into being and helped early human societies to expand, researchers have revealed. ANI
Cancer drugs may help treat schizophrenia
A cancer drug currently in advanced clinical trials was found to alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia in mice, according to a new study. ANI
Breakthrough brings quantum computers closer to reality
Scientists at the University of Southern California have made a breakthrough in the development of Quantum computers, which will use quantum mechanics to revolutionize the way information is processed. ANI
Inherited Alzheimer's detectable as early as 20 yrs before dementia onset
Scientists have discovered that inherited forms of Alzheimer's disease may be detected as early as 20 years before problems with memory and thinking develop. ANI
Even 3-year-old kids tend to share spoils equally if procured collaboratively
New studies have found that collaboration encourages equal sharing in humans, even in kids as young as 3, but one of humans' closest living relatives, chimpanzees, lack such sharing tendency. ANI
Much-needed vaccine for heroin addiction successfully tested
Scientists have successfully tested a much-needed vaccine to help individuals, addicted to heroin, abstain from the illicit drug. ANI
Gene therapy set to become 'next great thing in heart failure'
A promising gene therapy to prevent and reverse heart failure is ready for clinical trials, scientists at Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Translational Medicine have reported. ANI
150-year-old law of physics broken!
Scientists at the University of Bristol have broken one of the oldest empirical laws of physics. ANI
Indian-origin scientist converts "junk" energy into 'organized bundles' of power
A mathematical framework that could one day form the basis of technologies that turn road vibrations, airport runway noise and other "junk" energy into useful power, has been developed by a University at Buffalo-led research team, helmed by an Indian-origin scientist. ANI
Scientists make sexually transmitted chlamydia infections 'commit suicide'
A way to block the damaging actions of Chlamydia, the bacteria responsible for the largest number of sexually transmitted infections in the United States, has been discovered by the researchers at Duke University Medical Center. ANI
World's most detailed genetic map created
The world's most detailed genetic map has been created by a group led by scientists at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. ANI
Why faces that look 'deformed' after quick glace appear 'attractive' afterwards
Brisbane researchers have accidentally discovered that looking too quickly at the appearance of others can be disturbing. ANI
E-cigarettes just dangerous nicotine drug delivery devices, say experts
Electronic cigarettes are in reality crude drug delivery systems for refined nicotine, posing unknown risks with little new benefits to smokers, according to tobacco control experts. ANI
Macho men 'better in bed and more likely to make babies'
A new research has indicated that good-looking and manlier men are better in bed and more likely to get their partners pregnant ANI
'Spinning' of black holes around magnetic fields fuels universe's brightest lights
A study has found as to what may fuel some of the brightest persistent lights in the universe. ANI
'Nights following full moon can make you dinner for lions'
Next time you are planning a night time stroll in south-eastern Tanzania then do check the moon size, as it could save you from being a lion's dinner. ANI
NASA telescope discovers 4th moon orbiting Pluto
While searching for rings around Pluto using the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA astronomers have discovered a fourth moon circling the dwarf planet. ANI
First global study confirms circumcision's role in reducing HIV infections
Three years after the start of the male circumcision roll-out in the South African township of Orange Farm (110 000 adults), a study has concluded that it has led to a reduction in HIV prevalence and incidence. ANI
New species of duck-billed dinosaur gives clues on evolution of their ornamentation
A new species of the hadrosaur - the oldest duck-billed dinosaur known from North America has been discovered, and named by scientists. ANI
Taller women 'at higher risk of developing cancer'
A new research has revealed that taller women are more likely to get cancer. ANI
Gene maintaining male sex throughout life discovered
Researchers have discovered a gene, which maintains male sex throughout life - a breakthrough that can help shed light on the origin of some human sex reversal disorders. ANI
Caltech creates artificial intelligence in a test tube!
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have now taken a major step toward creating artificial intelligence-not in a robot or a silicon chip, but in a test tube. ANI
World most powerful magnet makes its debut at Florida State University lab
The world most powerful magnet has made its debut at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. ANI