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Technology News on July 28, 2011

Married Google chief 'dating brunette from PR firm'
Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who is still married to his wife, is dating a "beautiful brunette" at the Council on Foreign Relations. ANI

Brain cap technology turns thoughts into motio
Scientists have developed a new 'Brain Cap' technology that allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. ANI

People who've undergone gastric bypass surgery eat less high fat food
A new study has revealed that gastric bypass surgery alters people's food preferences so that they eat less high fat food. ANI

How COPD disease persists even after smoking cessation
Australian researchers have found why chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues long after patients have quit smoking, the primary cause of the disease. ANI

Social acumen decides your proficiency in spatial skills
People, who have a way with making social connections, are more likely to develop spatial skills, according to a new study. ANI

Now, bionic microrobot mimics 'water strider' by walking on water
A new aquatic microrobot has been developed that mimics the amazing water-walking abilities of the water strider, which is a long-legged insect that scoots across the surface of water bodies. ANI

Why women 'opt out' of the workforce
A new research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University have explained why many Americans fail to see persistent gender barriers between man and women at work front. ANI

1st Trojan asteroid circling sun in Earth's orbit discovered
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has discovered a long-hidden companion of the Earth - the first Trojan asteroid circling the sun in the Earth's orbit. ANI

Graphene-based nanocomposite to boost battery performance
Berkeley Lab researchers have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable lithium ion batteries. ANI

Good teachers' influence in early grades help students succeed in later life
A Michigan State University education scholar has indicated that having consistently good teachers in elementary school appears to be as important for student achievement as small class sizes. ANI

Our body warns us about 'out-of-the-blue' panic attack 1 hour before it hits
A new study has found that Panic attacks that seem to strike sufferers out-of-the-blue are not without warning after all, as significant physiological instabilities precede one hour before the attack. ANI

New invisibility cloak 'can conceal any object from humans'
Scientists have devised an invisibility cloak material that can hide objects from the human eye. ANI

Controversy brews over new crime-fighting tool
A new technology that identifies suspects based on their eyes, face or fingerprints has sparked a controversy over its usage for general surveillance of individuals instead of helping to fight crime. ANI

How consequences for others are ignored based on self-image
Two researchers from Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena have investigated the question why people behave selfishly and accept that their behaviour may have negative consequences for others. ANI

Spacecraft lost in 1967 found by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter?
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter may have found a spacecraft that was lost in 1967. ANI

'Breast density influences breast cancer risk in women'
A study has indicated that women whose br**ts appear dense on mammograms are at a higher risk of breast cancer and their tumours are more likely to have certain aggressive characteristics than women with less dense br**ts. ANI

Kids, adolescents not at increased risk of brain cancer from mobile phone use
A new study has revealed that children and adolescents who use mobile phones are not at a statistically significant increased risk of brain cancer compared to their peers who do not use mobile phones. ANI

Powerful magnetic waves 'baking sun's corona and driving solar wind'
Why the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is 20 times hotter than its surface and how the solar wind is accelerated up to 1.5 million miles per hour have deceived scientists for decades, but it seems they are now one step closer to solving the mystery. ANI

Now, control your TV, DVD player, stereo from your iPhone
Here is good news for people who are too lazy to pick up the TV remote to change the channel. ANI

Homes nurture healthy eating, better food choices
A new study has thrown up interesting insights on why people tend to eat more-nutritious meals at home than away from home. ANI

Focussing on healthiness can help you make better food choices
Our food choices can be influenced by a simple shifting of attention towards the healthy side of life, according to a new research. ANI

Now, change bicycle gears with your brain!
Scientists have unveiled a carbon fiber concept bicycle that uses brainwaves to change its gears. ANI

Boeing, BAE team up to build 'laser machine guns' for US Navy
Boeing has announced that it will team up with British defence firm, BAE Systems, to build a laser machine gun that would protect the US Navy warships from approaching watercraft. ANI

Now, patients' own kidney cells may cure kidney disease
In breakthrough researches, scientists have found that patients' own kidney cells can be reprogrammed and used as a therapy against kidney disease. ANI

Yoga reduces symptoms of pain from fibromyalgia
Practicing yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia, a new study has found. ANI

Age-related memory loss can be reversed, finds study
Don't remember where you have left your car keys or where you have put your specs? Well, researchers at the Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, have discovered why you can't find them. ANI

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