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Technology News on July 30, 2011

Kids take more risk accepting strangers' requests online
A new research has found that while half of the children use Internet when there is no one to supervise them, one in seven people accept all friend requests on social networking sites such as Facebook. ANI

Practicing positive activities may help cure people with depression
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke University Medical Center have suggested that practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression. ANI

REM sleep behaviour disorder an indicator of Parkinson's disease
A study has indicated that REM sleep behaviour disorder is a risk factor for Parkinson's disease. ANI

Oral interferon may prevent and control avian influenza virus infection
Chinese researchers have found a way to protect chickens from fight avian influenza virus, which can be transmitted to humans and other mammals. ANI

'Wonder material' graphene boosts speed of electronic memory devices
An international team of scientists has tapped graphene, which is being hailed as the new "wonder material," to help overcome issues associated with increasing the storage density and speed of electronic memory devices. ANI

How 'kissing' turn to 'killing' in smartphone messages
One son got the shock of his life when he received a message from his mother that his brother was "adopted" before his mother realised her mistake and had to convince him she meant "accepted". ANI

How uploading pics on FB can help someone steal info from your computer
Beware of uploading your pictures on Facebook - as an Indian origin computer scientist has warned that by doing this you could be helping someone to steal information from your computer. ANI

'Stress-related illness increased by 28 pc in US after 9/11 terror attacks'
A new UC Irvine study has indicated that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the lives of many Americans. ANI

'Sudden drop in blood pressure during dialysis ups blood clot risk in patients'
A sudden drop in blood pressure while undergoing dialysis can lead to an increased risk of blood clots in patients. ANI

Birds massage each other to relax, finds study
A new study has found that some birds massage each other to relax. ANI

Living near cell towers and antennas could be hazardous for health
A group of clinicians has warned that living near a cellphone tower might eventually melt the brain, leads to cancer or worse, neuter your reproductive organs. ANI

Soon, apply car brakes with brain signals to prevent accidents!
In a bid to cut down the number of car accidents, researchers have found that by attaching electrodes to driver's scalps the response time to apply the brakes can be improved. ANI

Scientists increase potency of HIV-battling proteins to help beat disease
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have found a relatively simple engineering technique that can boost a small HIV-fighting protein's prowess. ANI

Why wearing helmets while riding motorcycles can lead to hearing loss
It had earlier been indicated that motorcycle helmets, while protecting bikers' brains, may also contribute to hearing loss, but why this happens was unknown, until now. ANI

Bouncing light increases solar cells electricity-generating potential by 26%
A new design by a team of engineers from the University of Minnesota has improved the efficiency of solar cells. ANI

The world we see around us is mostly make-believe, says Brit scientist
A leading British scientist has claimed that the human brain creates its own version of reality, and the world we see around us is mostly make-believe. ANI

Now, a Mini Car DVR to protect your car from burglars, day or night
Worries about the safety of our cars and all the gadgets within have frequently disturbed many of us at night or while enjoying an evening out at a busy town. ANI

Facebook, Twitter not among top 'ten wonders of the web'
Though Facebook and Twitter may be popular with millions of Britons, but the social networking websites have not made it to the "ten wonders of the web" list. ANI

'Facebook, Twitter use leaving obsessed generation with identity crises'
A leading scientist has indicated that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have created a generation obsessed with themselves, who have short attention spans and a childlike desire for constant feedback on their lives. ANI

Biomechanical factors in golf stroke separate duffers from pros
A study on players' golf swings has revealed several biomechanical factors that help identify the duffers from the pros. ANI

Why people living at high latitudes have bigger eyes and brains
Scientists at the Oxford University have revealed that people living at high latitudes have bigger eyes and brains to cope with poor light during long winters and cloudy days. ANI

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