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Technology News on November 15, 2011

People don't like to be discovered punishing others for egoistic behaviour
People select future social partners on the basis of their cooperative behaviour and not according to whether they punish the egoism of others, according to a new study. ANI

Brain regions involved in risky decision-making identified
Scientists have identified regions and functions of the brain that make us decide to play it safe or take a risk. ANI

Low-income elderly at higher risk of heart failure
Seniors with a low income are at higher risk of having heart failure irrespective of their education level, a new study has found. ANI

Jab shows potential to lower bad cholesterol levels
An injection may someday be able to lower "bad" cholesterol levels in patients who are unable to control their cholesterol with current medications, according to a new research. ANI

Brain's 'visual dictionary' enables skilled readers recognize words quickly
Georgetown University Medical Centre (GUMC) neuroscientists have revealed that skilled readers can recognize words very quickly when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of the brain. ANI

How to revive aging brain in older adults
A new study has suggested the benefits of exercise, hormone treatment, and social interaction for the improvement of the aging brain. ANI

LISA Pathfinder sensors expected to hunt out 'elusive' gravity waves
Scientists may be able to detect one of the most elusive forces permeating through space - gravity waves - soon, thanks to latest sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014, which have far exceeded expectations. ANI

Life experiences influence brain development, behaviour
New studies have suggested that our genes and environment work together to influence brain development throughout a lifetime. ANI

World's 7 billionth citizen more likely to die of diabetes
Scientists have revealed that world citizen number 7 billion is less likely to die from infectious diseases like measles or even AIDS, and more likely to contract diabetes or other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as they are now the leading causes of deaths globally. ANI

Strangers can 'see' a person's trustworthy genes in 20 seconds!
It takes just 20 seconds to detect whether a stranger is genetically inclined to being trustworthy, kind or compassionate, researchers say. ANI

British minting money with homemade YouTube videos
Hundreds of Brits are teaming up with YouTube to cash in on their film clips, with income from the accompanying ads ranging from 8,000 to well over 100,000 pounds. ANI

Hysterectomy ups risk for early menopause in younger women
Duke University researchers have found that younger women who undergo hysterectomies face a nearly two-fold increased risk for developing menopause early, confirming what many obstetricians and gynaecologists have suspected. ANI

Human enzyme may help combat obesity, diabetes
A specific human enzyme may help tackle obesity and diabetes, if a new scientific report is to be believed. ANI

Mercedes Benz to become first 'self- driving car' manufacturer
Mercedes-Benz will become the first carmaker to launch self- driven cars, a UK report has said. ANI

'Future tech products' being built at top secret 'Google X' lab
Search giant Google has two secret product labs named 'Google X' that are developing advanced hardware technology such as space elevators, driverless cars and Internet-enabled household devices. ANI

Protein that fools immune cells in tuberculosis discovered
Researchers have uncovered a special protein that tricks human immune cells and blocks their ability to recognize and destroy invading bacteria in tuberculosis. ANI

Russia Mars probe 'isn't lost, could re-enter Earth'
Russian officials still insist that their Phobos-Grunt Mars probe is not lost, but conceded that it could re-enter earth's atmosphere. ANI

Nice guys do not actually finish last
A new study has found that dynamic, complex social networks encourage their members to be friendlier and more cooperative. ANI

Bats change their ear shapes to hear better
Bats have the ability to alter their outer ear shapes considerably to make their hearing more flexible, a new study has suggested. ANI

First ancient bronze relic discovered in Alaska points to Asian link
The first prehistoric bronze artifact, which likely originated in East Asia, has been discovered in Alaska at an ancient Eskimo dwelling, researchers say. ANI

High childhood IQ linked to illicit drug use in later life
High IQ scores in childhood may be linked to illegal drug use in later life, particularly among women, according to a new study. ANI

Fetal stem cells could be key in healing mother's injured heart
Researchers including one of Indian origin has found that fetal stem cells from the placenta may help maternal heart recover after heart attack or other injury. ANI

Deep male voice seen as 'sign of a good leader'
A new study shows that men with deep voices are seen as better leaders. ANI

Long space missions severely deteriorate astronauts' vision
Long space missions have adverse affect on astronauts' eyes and vision, a new study has revealed. ANI

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