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Technology News on November 6, 2011

Nerve protein may help promote long-term memory
The nerve protein, tomosyn, helps in retaining long-term memory, a new study has suggested. ANI

Aussie kids go online younger than international counterparts
Australian children start surfing the net much before their other European peers, a new study has revealed. ANI

Why fingernails down a blackboard sound so irritating
The shape of the human ear may be responsible for amplifying the most obnoxious elements of the noises, a new study has suggested. ANI

High-frequency sounds linked to better understanding of human speech
Humans can gather large amounts of information, including the identification of familiar songs or phrases, from highest-pitched ranges of voices, a new study has claimed. ANI

Men and women respond differently to stress
Men and women respond differently to the same level of stress, a new study has claimed. ANI

Oviraptor dinosaurs used feathery tail to attract potential mates
Oviraptor dinosaurs may have waved their flexible tail feathers, in a way that resembles the habits of a modern-day peacock, to attract potential mates, a new study has suggested. ANI

Futuristic classrooms to boast of complex technological gadgetry
Instead of being stacked with piles of chalk and blackboards, city classrooms of the future will boast of the most complex of technological gadgetry including swing-proof chairs, tablet computers and green screen technology. ANI

3 new elements added to Periodic table
The periodic table, which so far had 109 officially named chemical elements, added three more to its count Friday, following their approval by the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. ANI

Microsoft issues temporary fix for computer virus "Duqu"
Microsoft has issued a temporary fix against "Duqu," a computer virus that is thought to have been designed to steal data from industrial organisations. ANI

How red dwarfs could warm far-off planets to sustain life
A new study led by an Indian origin researcher has found how red dwarfs, which constitute a vast majority of stars, are likelier to support life than had been thought previously. ANI

New model to gauge destruction giant meteorite hitting Earth can cause
Researchers have come out with a new model to gain a deeper insight into the level of destruction a giant meteorite striking the Earth can cause. ANI

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