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Technology News on November 30, 2011

Soon, 3D printer to create bone-like material for orthopedic and dental work
A team of researchers led by one of Indian-origin has created a bone-like material using a 3D printer that can be utilized in orthopedic procedures, dental work and developing customized scaffolds to stimulate the growth of replacement bone tissue. ANI

Mark Twain remembered on his 176th birthday by Google doodle
Google redesigned its homepage to commemorate Mark Twain on his 176th birthday on Wednesday and dedicated a beautiful Google Doodle mural to him. ANI

Facebook reveals 40 "most shared articles" of 2011
Social networking giant Facebook has revealed a list of 40 "most shared articles" of 2011 in the US. ANI

Gene that pulls brake on breast cancer progression identified
A gene known as the 14-3-3s plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression, a new study has found. ANI

Chimps 'self-medicate' with food rich in medicinal properties
Chimpanzees 'self medicate' with food that includes medicinal ingredients like anti-bacterial agents and de-wormers, a new study has suggested. ANI

Brain training software beats crosswords in improving cognitive function
Brain training other than with the use of crossword puzzles can prove to be more effective in improving cognitive function, a new study has claimed. ANI

Microscopic worms could lead mankind's way to Mars
Scientists believe that Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a microscopic worm, which is biologically very similar to human beings, could help us understand how to cope with long-duration space exploration. ANI

Soon, self-diagnose ailments using your smartphone!
Touchscreen mobile phones could soon be used in medical diagnosis of ailments like food poisoning or flu by examining the sample of user's saliva, blood or urine, a new study has revealed. ANI

Facebook reaches settlement with US regulators on privacy issues
Facebook has agreed to get users' approval before changing the way it shares their data as part of a settlement with US regulators. ANI

Body rebuilding in mice brings new hope for major muscle trauma patients
Scientists have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, which may open the door for a new clinical therapy to treat people who suffer major muscle trauma. ANI

'Skin Bones' may have assisted large dinosaurs to survive and reproduce
Bones contained entirely within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs on Earth might have stored vital minerals to help the massive creatures survive and bear their young in tough times, a new study has suggested. ANI

Ravens also make "hand" gestures like humans and great apes
Like humans, ravens also use so-called deictic gestures in order to test the interest of a potential partner or to strengthen an already existing bond, a new study has found. ANI

'Star Wars' laser technique could track greenhouse gases
Shooting laser beams between satellites could help in measuring atmospheric greenhouse gases, a new study has revealed. ANI

Milky Way still feasting on dwarf galaxies
The Milky Way galaxy is continuing to devour its small neighbouring dwarf galaxies, the evidence of which is spread across the sky, a new study has found. ANI

Worms could help understand weightlessness in space
Worm colonies can be established on space stations without the need for researchers to tend to them, which could help scientists understand the effects of weightlessness and high radiation levels experienced in space, a new study has found. ANI

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