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Technology News on March 15, 2011

Orchid wears the scent of death to attract flies for pollination
Orchid Satyrium pumilum lures flies into its flowers by mimicking the smell of rotting flesh, according to a new study. ANI

US kids develop 'Math is for boys' stereotype as early as 2nd grade
Researchers have found that children in the US express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade. ANI

New software makes future electric cars closer to reality
Scientists are coming up with new software that would help speed up the process of development of future electric cars. ANI

Being cantankerous is key to longer life
Scientists have found that being cantankerous is the key to live longer. ANI

Depression, age, medical problems linked to dependence post stroke
A study has indicated that people who have stroke are more likely to be dependent if they are depressed, older or have other medical problems. ANI

Protein that keeps neuro signals intact offers clue into brain disorders
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of nerve fibres in brain that controls transmission of messages within the brain. ANI

Aboriginal Aussies knew about meteors: Study
While the night skies play important roles in many traditional cultures around the world, a new study has found that Aboriginal dreamtime folklores used to link meteorites to impact craters and the origins of life, thousands of years before modern science. ANI

Here's how E. coli bacterium causes illness
A new study has explained how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response. ANI

Future home will automatically raise heat when you are cold
Scientists said a digital home lie ahead us in the near future that will adjust itself to meet your needs, provide new forms of surveillance and video communication, and manage energy use more effectively. ANI

UK kids as young as 7 have Facebook accounts, get 'cyber bullied'
Studies in UK have found that children as young as seven have their own Facebook pages and some are being cyber-bullied. ANI

Now, people make playlists not by genres but as per different moods
Scottish University scientists have discovered a growing trend for music fans to create unusual track lists on their mp3 players. ANI

Bariatric surgery can 'safely' cut health risk in severely obese
Scientists have suggested that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults. ANI

Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered
Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs. ANI

Now, nanorods to improve how visual display of information
A tiny, nanoscale-size rod of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve how visual information is displayed in the future have been developed by University of California researchers. ANI

Neanderthals penetrated into cold Europe without fire
A review of supposed archaeological hearths in Europe have suggested humans expanded into cold northern climates without the warmth of fire. ANI

Soon, disposable cameras as small as grain of salt!
A new microcamera has been developed to reduce the downsides of existing endoscopes. ANI

NASA debunks one alternate theory to dark energy
Astronomers have ruled out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy by using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. ANI

Seedless custard apples set to become next bananas
Custard apple, or cherimoya -'the most delicious fruit known to man' as Mark Twain called it - is all set to go seedless, thanks to the efforts by some American and Spanish plant scientists. ANI

New technique to help men become fathers post chemotherapy
A new technique that finds and carefully removes individual sperm from testicular tissue has made fathers of men who were once considered sterile due to prior cancer treatment. ANI

New study uncovers how male puberty begins
Monash University researchers have shed light on a new understanding of how male puberty begins. ANI

Natural compounds could pave way for novel anti-malaria drugs
Researchers are turning to traditional medicines to fight against malaria. ANI

Lambs offer clues to why kids born to obese mums are fat
Lambs are helping researchers understand why babies born to obese mothers are more likely to become fat. ANI

People with similar levels of happiness tweet together
Scientists have found that happier people tend to tweet together, as do people who are less happy, with few tweets linking the happy and the unhappy. ANI

Vit D insufficiency high in patients with early Parkinson disease
A new research has indicated that patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not appear to decline during the progression of the disease. ANI

Novel method might help block for tumour growth
Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study. ANI

Google to launch its own social network 'Google Circles' in May
Google is likely to launch its own social network in May. ANI

Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully
Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study. ANI

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