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Technology News on June 17, 2011

'We have entered golden age of discovery with above 550 exoplanets detection'
Leading experts have explained how far the field ofxoplanet detection has advanced since the first confirmed detection in the early '90s. ANI

Hubble reveals firestorm of star birth in active galaxy Centaurus A
An image taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 has revealed a firestorm of star birth in the active galaxy Centaurus A. ANI

Facebook, Twitter users are more trusting finds study
A study has found that people who use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are more trusting. ANI

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause can reduce arterial disease risk
A new study has found that the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women can significantly reduce the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). ANI

Prehistoric settlement on remote Scottish isle dates back to Iron Age
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a permanent settlement on a remote Scottish island that could date back to the Iron Age. ANI

Most consumers oppose NY State proposal to sell wine in supermarkets
A majority of consumers oppose a New York State proposal to sell wine in supermarkets, a new study involving an -Indian-origin researcher has revealed. ANI

Complete map of Germany E. coli O104 genome released
BGI has released the first complete map of the Germany E. coli O104 genome and attributed the strain to a category of Shiga toxin-producing enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. ANI

Microsurgery boosts testosterone levels in men with varicoceles
Microsurgery can increase testosterone levels in men suffering from varicoceles, according to a new study conducted by New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. ANI

Adult stem cells can help win battle of the bulge
A team of scientists carried out a new adult stem cell research and have developed a new approach to target fat-producing stem cells that produce the type of fat ringing the waists. ANI

Non-invasive brain implant could one day turn thoughts into movement
A brain implant that uses the body's skin like a conductor to wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals to control a computer, may eventually be used to reactivate paralysed limbs. ANI

Now, plants to give lessons to avoid autoimmune diseases!
Researchers could now take a tip or two from plants on fighting diseases. ANI

'World's oldest child' holds key to evolutionary period
A skeleton of a child from 108,000 years ago promises to open a window into a pivotal time in human evolution. ANI

Why ketamine can lift symptoms of depression so quickly
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists are shedding new light on why the anesthetic drug ketamine can within a matter of hours ease symptoms of depression in people in patients with treatment-resistant depression. ANI

Depression in teens associated with postnatal depression
For the first time, a study has demonstrated that the effects of maternal depression on the likelihood of the child to develop depression may begin as early as infancy. ANI

Breeding with Neanderthals helped humans cope with unfamiliar diseases
A study has found that the first humans who left Africa were not able to cope with unfamiliar diseases, but by interbreeding with the local hominins they picked up genes that protected them. ANI

Stretchable electronics pave way to measure body movements
Twisting, folding, and stretching fragile conventional electronics have until now been possible either only in our imagination or in the sci-fi movies. ANI

2-yr-old becomes 1st kid to get artificial lung
For the first time, Washington University physicians and surgeons have successfully used an artificial lung on a 2-year-old toddler, who suffered a heart failure and had abnormally high blood pressure. ANI

Facebook users have more close ties with offline friends than non-users
Wondering whether you will leave your real-life friends behind by using Facebook? Well, it's not true. ANI

Microbes make way through epithelial cells to enter tissues
A study of how microbes weaken the host cell's defenses to enter tissues has revealed that they open and get through the initial cellular barrier- the epithelial cells that line the airway in a programmed and efficient manner ANI

Apple may soon stop you from recording live events using iPhones!
Apple is developing a software that will restrict iPhone users from recording a live concert or sporting event. ANI

NASA spacecraft gives insights into Mercury's origin, chemical composition
Scientists have gathered important clues about the origin and geological history of Mercury from MESSENGER, which is the first spacecraft to orbit the planet. ANI

Women induce labour by walking, having sex, eating spicy food
A study has found that most women nearing the end of their pregnancies try to induce labour, mostly by walking, having sex, eating spicy food or stimulating their ni*ples. ANI

New sealant gel can effectively seal spinal wounds 100pc of the time
A new gel that creates a watertight seal is 100 percent effective in closing spinal wounds following spinal procedures, a new study has found. ANI

Now, researchers say mobile phones can't cause brain tumor!
A recently released study from the World Health Organization concerning a possible link between extensive cell-phone use and cancer has had the world worried. ANI

NASA's EPOXI finds comet Hartley 2's hyperactive state
A new finding by NASA's EPOXI mission is a comet named Hartley 2 that is in a hyperactive state. ANI

Parts of brain that help people recognize themselves identified
A new study has found the answer to how we recognize our bodies as our own, distinct from others and from the outside world, a finding that may have important medical and industrial applications. ANI

Lipid-based antibiotic therapy to thwart multidrug-resistant 'Super bugs' developed
A team of Canadian scientists has discovered a method to 'overcome the lethal effects' of 'Super bugs' that can cause wide-spread disease and might be resistant to most, if not all, conventional antibiotics. ANI

Mental imagery influences our perception in real world
Have you ever thought how do you come to know and judge the contents of your mind? Well, a novel study has found that mental imagery - what we see with the 'mind's eye' - influences your perception. ANI

Now, wireless 'breadcrumbs' that give out smoke signals when there's a fire!
The US Department of Homeland Security is in the process of developing a wireless intelligent sensor platform that uses wireless 'breadcrumbs' to find a location and map routes. ANI

Powerful luminous outburst as giant black hole shredded star
Some 3.8 billion years ago, a massive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy ripped apart a star that wandered too close. ANI

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