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Technology News on May 6, 2011

Now, road fuel to come from lunchtime menu!
Soon, millions of cars will be running on lunchtime favorites. ANI

Practice can hone search-and-rescue robot operators' skills
Rescuers have now turned to robots wielding video cameras to carry out the rescue operation in search areas that are too unstable. ANI

More than 20 percent of atheist scientists are spiritual: Study
A new study by Rice University has indicated that more than 20 percent of atheist scientists are spiritual. ANI

Scientists identify antibodies that help protect monkeys from HIV-like virus
A team of scientists has identified a vaccine-generated immune-system response that correlates with protection against infection by the monkey version of HIV, called simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). ANI

Reptile 'cousins' shed new light on end-Permian extinction
A new study has found that the end-Permian extinction may not have been as catastrophic for some creatures as previously thought. ANI

Indian-origin scientist's find on worms demystifies neurobiology of sleep
A new worm research, led by an Indian-origin scientist, may help explain the neurobiology of sleep in a wide variety of creatures, including humans. ANI

Cheaper antibody-based biosensor to detect marine pollutants faster
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have developed a new biosensor, which detects marine pollutants, such as oil, cheaper and faster than current technology. ANI

Nanoflowers may enable blind people to see again
Soon, a special nanoflower may help return the eyesight of people, like those suffering from macular degeneration. ANI

'Bad' cholesterol is actually 'good'
A new study has found that low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or so-called "bad cholesterol" is not as bad as it has been made out to be in recent years. ANI

Now, track your unfaithful partner with gadget that recovers deleted data!
Do you suspect that your partner is unfaithful? Don't worry - here's a new gadget that is designed to recover information that has been wiped from an Apple iPhone. ANI

Gene that shapes our happiness levels identified
Why so some people tend to be naturally happier than others? The secret lies in our genes as well as our lifestyles, says a new study. ANI

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