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Technology News on September 14, 2011

Ford to unveil 'cloud-connected' concept car
Ford motors is set to unveil its newest 'Internet-enabled' car concept that would allow its drivers to scan everything right from local weather to warning of accidents ahead by accessing the Web. ANI

How short and long-term memory work and compete with each other
Scientists have for the first time uncovered how short and long-term motor memory work together and compete against one another. ANI

Now, an app to help you find friendly bathrooms when nature calls
A new smartphone app wants urban dwellers to open up their homes to strangers desperately needing to use the bathroom. ANI

Massive solar storm could cripple satellites for a decade
If a major solar storm hits Earth, it will wreak havoc on our infrastructure and disable our satellites for up to a decade, scientists have warned. ANI

Protoceratops dinosaur fossil found with own footprint for first time ever
An 80-million-year-old fossil housed in a Polish museum has turned out to be the first dinosaur skeleton preserved with its own footprint. ANI

Now, a machine that makes men 'experience' women's periods' pain!
Only women can feel a woman's pain, it is believed. ANI

Burrows that pre-date dinosaurs discovered in Morocco
German ichnologists have discovered a sophisticated underground animal world that existed 240 million years ago in Morocco. ANI

Soon, computers to tell your intensity of pain
The need for a better way to objectively measure the presence or absence of pain instead of relying on patient self-reporting has long been an elusive goal in medicine. ANI

Musicians less likely to suffer age-related hearing problems
Lifelong musicians experience less hearing problems in old age than non-musicians, Canadian researchers have found. ANI

IUD use halves cervical cancer risk
Women who use intrauterine devices (IUD) are at half the risk of developing cervical cancer compared to those who do not, researchers say. ANI

Soon, an organ printer to print artificial blood vessels
Scientists at Fraunhofer are applying new techniques and materials to come up with biocompatible artificial blood vessels that will be able to supply artificial tissue and maybe even complex organs in future. ANI

Flying hosepipes 12.4 miles into sky to hoist balloons may help cool planet
A huge balloon flying 12.4 miles high attached to the ground by a giant hosepipe may one day help save the planet from global warming, scientists say. ANI

How brain uses objects in scenes to figure out where we are
Using advances in neuroimaging, scientists have for the first time shown how the brain uses objects to recognize a person's surroundings. ANI

How electrified roads could power cars of the future
An idea has been put forward to power cars of the future through electrified roadways, which would in turn allow electric cars to forgo their heavy batteries. ANI

How spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting ability
Broccoli is well known for its cancer-fighting abilities, but now researchers from the University of Illinois have found that teaming the vegetable with a spicy food could further boost its anti-cancer properties. ANI

Humans shed hair 3m-yrs ago to gain speed just as modern athletes do
Scientists have suggested that our ancestors shed their hair three million years ago to gain speed while hunting, just like modern athletes do to cut milliseconds off their time. ANI

Taking B-vitamins can slow onset of Alzheimer's disease
A new study has found that large doses of B-vitamins could slow the cognitive decline in older people that is the precursor to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. ANI

'Talk Test' good tool for measuring exercise intensity, but not best
A new study has confirmed that the low-tech, easy-to-administer test called the "Talk Test" is an effective tool for gauging exercise intensity, but that it does not compare as well as previously assumed to other more objective tests. ANI

Like humans and monkeys, crows also wait before making a decision
Humans and monkeys are not the only ones who would wait for better rewards. A new study has shown that crows and raven birds also wait before making a decision. ANI

Now, a device that detects who is lying by just watching faces
A sophisticated new camera system that can detect lies just by watching our faces as we talk has been unveiled at the British Science Festival in Bradford. ANI

Laughter is indeed the best medicine when dealing with pain
A British study has revealed that laughter really is the best medicine when it comes to dealing with pain, as it releases opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain. ANI

Facebook revamps 'Friend Lists system' to take on Google+
Social networking giant Facebook has unveiled its new friends list system that would allow users to categorize groups of friends more easily. ANI

Love and hate for coffee is all in people's genes
A gene plays a role in influencing how much coffee people drink, according researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). ANI

Indian curry spice turmeric is a natural born cancer killer
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre have found that curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell-signalling pathway in human saliva that drives the growth of head and neck cancer. ANI

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