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Technology News on October 25, 2011

Indian designer creates rear window LED to offer 'friendly' advice to drivers
Indian-origin designer, Gagandeep Singh has devised a rear window LED to offer 'friendly' advice to drivers behind and avoid what could have otherwise turned out to be a case of 'road rage'. ANI

Food residues in ancient pots point to slow transition to farming
Food deposits in ancient cooking pots have indicated that humans gradually switched over to agriculture and not abruptly, according to a new study. ANI

The 1 thing males and females have in common
A new study has confirmed that males and females have at least 1 thing in common - both sexes up-regulate X-chromosome gene expression. ANI

Motherhood behaviours linked to alterations in brain function
Instinctive mothering behaviour towards care of newborns- motherhood - comes with the acquisition of a host of new behaviours that are driven, at least in part, by alterations in brain function, according to Hebrew University researchers. ANI

Touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs come closer to reality
A Stanford professor has developed a new transparent highly elastic and sensitive skin-like pressure sensor in her quest to create an artificial "super skin." ANI

Prenatal antidepressant exposure may stunt brain growth in offspring
Exposure to an antidepressant just before and after birth was found to cause substantial brain abnormalities and behaviours in rats, according to a new study. ANI

Practice necessary, but not enough to master chess
There is a theory in psychology that the more you practice; the better you'll do in areas like sports, music, and chess. ANI

Gene behind high risk of age-related macular degeneration identified
Scientists have identified a rare genetic mutation that predicts a very high risk of age-related macular degeneration - the leading cause of severe visual loss among the elderly. ANI

4 sunbed visits up skin cancer risk by 15pc
The use of tanning beds four times a year can increase the risk for skin cancer by 15 percent, scientists have found. ANI

Kids subjected to harsh discipline more likely to lie
A new study has suggested that young children who are exposed to a harshly punitive school environment are more inclined to lie to conceal their misbehaviour than are children from non-punitive schools. ANI

Physical fitness key to keeping your eyes healthy
Maintaining an active lifestyle could be a new way to keep our eyes healthy and reduce glaucoma risk, a new study has suggested. ANI

Soon, fingerprint recognition coffee machine for perfect brew at home!
A popular brand has come up with a first-of-its-kind coffee machine, which will use fingerprint recognition and give its user the perfect blend of coffee, based on his individual preference. ANI

Proved! Snakes can store sperm for 5 yrs before giving birth
Scientists have confirmed with genetic evidence that a female eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake can store sperm in her body for at least five years before using it. ANI

2,000-year-old 'super-sized supernova' mystery solved
NASA astronomers have finally solved a 2,000-year-old stellar mystery- why the first documented supernova was super-sized. ANI

Taking BP pills at bedtime 'far more effective' than morning
Taking blood pressure pills at bedtime not only controls blood pressure more efficiently but also lowers the risk of heart problems, a new study has suggested. ANI

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