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Soon, a car that will monitor driver's heartbeat
Automobile giant, Ford has announced that it is in the process of developing a special seat that can monitor the driver's heartbeat. The company is also working on an in-car application to help diabetics to manage their condition. ANI

Scientists manipulate algae to produce clean, carbon-free fuel
A team of scientist are using bioengineered microorganisms to make algae release hydrogen, which holds promise as a clean and carbon-free fuel for the future. ANI

Nokia's 'jack-in-the-box' smartphone enables kids to interact easily
Making an advent in the world of kids' phones, Nokia has developed a smartphone based on the jack-in-the-box concept. ANI

Hydrogen peroxide key to skin wound healing
A new study has shed light on how injured skin cells and touch-sensing nerve fibers coordinate their regeneration during wound healing. ANI

Protein responsible for leukaemia linked to Alzheimer's disease
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists have discovered that a molecule c-Abl, which has a known role in leukaemia, also has a hand in Alzheimer's disease. ANI

Research suggests new therapeutic targets for bipolar disorder treatment
Postural control problems may be a core feature of bipolar disorder, not just a random symptom, and can provide insights both into areas of the brain affected by the psychiatric disorder and new potential targets for treatment, a new study by motor control and psychology researchers at Indiana University has suggested. ANI

Violence doesn't add anything to kids' enjoyment of TV shows and movies
An Indiana University study has concluded that violence doesn't add anything to children enjoyment of TV shows and movies. ANI

Best diet secret- Day long fruit salad meals with fruit snacks in between!
Want to loose weight in a healthy way? Just eat various varieties of fruits daily. ANI

How highway noise 'bends back' to reach neighborhood homes
A team of researchers has found that the right temperature and wind conditions can bend sound like a prism bends light, plopping loud highway noise in people's backyards. ANI

New way to analyze bloody crime uses chicken wing sauce, trigonometry
In forensic-investigation TV dramas such as CSI, all the minute details of a violent crime can be deduced simply by looking at the pattern of blood spatter. ANI

Study calls for rethink on 'extinction' criteria set for plants
Scientific findings about biodiversity have never been good, with the World Conservation Union adding an increasing number of plants and animals to its list of threatened species every year. ANI

Harmful radioactive iodine can now be blocked with simple, rapid method
An expert at the University of Sheffield has discovered a novel way to immobilize radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave. ANI

New blood test can detect deadly MRSA infections within hours!
Scientists have developed the technology for a fast new blood test that can quickly tell whether patients are infected with an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that's become a global threat, significantly improving treatment. ANI

Why schizophrenia patients may have trouble reading social cues
Vanderbilt University researchers have found possible evidence on why people with schizophrenia might have difficulty in understanding the actions of other people. ANI

Amazon tribe study suggests geometry skills are innate
A study on an Amazonian tribe has suggested that we are born with geometry skills. ANI

Robots develop own lexicon independent of human language to talk to each other
The new age robots are developing their own language to communicate with each other, and it is independent of the human lexicon which is difficult to understand by the machines. ANI

Researchers spot elusive feuding helium dwarf stars eclipsing
University of Warwick researchers have found a unique feuding double white dwarf star system where each star is mostly composed of helium. ANI

Increasing daily calcium intake will not reduce fracture risk
A study has found that increasing the daily intake of calcium from 700 mg a day will not reduce the risk of fractures or Osteoporosis in later life. ANI

Dogs drink just like cats but not so tidily
Despite previous suggestions that cats are daintier drinkers than dogs, a new study finds that canines have a similar mechanism of adhesion to cats to lap up their liquids. ANI

Brisk walking slows progression of early stage prostate cancer
Brisk walking could help men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer reduce their risk of progression of the disease, according to a new study. ANI

Bacteria 's role in influencing weather events revealed
A new study has found the presence of high concentration of bacteria in the center of hailstones, explaining the role of these microorganisms in various weather events. ANI

Bacteria that uses caffeine as food source identified
A student researcher at the University of Iowa has discovered a new bacterium, which lives and grows on caffeine by using newly found digestive enzymes to break it. ANI

NASA set to end attempts to contact Mars Exploration Rover Spirit
NASA is set to end attempts to contact long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which last communicated on March 22, 2010. ANI

New therapy may offer far more effective bladder cancer treatment
A made-in-Canada therapy for bladder cancer shows promising results, according to a new research. ANI

Cultural differences influence our perception of death: Study
A new study has found how cultural differences shape our response to mortality. ANI

Greenland's largest glaciers lost ice 'enough to fill lake Erie' last decade
A new study has warned that in the last decade two of the largest three glaciers in Greenland have lost enough ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie. ANI

Hips power our walk, while ankles our run
Researchers at North Carolina State University have for the first time compared the role of hips, knees and ankles for human walking and running motions. ANI

Soon, operate your iPhone by simply touching the palm of your hand!
Researchers at Potsdam University in Germany have developed an 'imaginary phone' that lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand. ANI

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