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Technology News on September 28, 2011

3 in 10 drivers send texts while at the wheel
A new survey has revealed that nearly 30 percent drivers send text messages while at the wheel and 8 percent do text and drive once a week. ANI

Now, 'smart' windows that darken and lighten to save on heater, AC bills
South Korean scientists have developed a new type of "smart" window that turns dark when the sun comes out and becomes transparent when it gets cold, so that you can save on heating bills by soaking in free heat from the sun. ANI

Japanese tsunami mapped in detail for the first time
Researchers surveyed 2000 kilometers of Japanese coastline, including over 5300 locations. ANI

Women use social networks to stay in touch, while men prefer phone
Seems like women are leading the way when it comes to choosing social media as a means of staying in touch. ANI

Why potatoes are the king of all vegetables and fruits
Researchers have found that white potatoes are the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or fruit. ANI

Nearly half of moviegoers feel 3D is a 'gimmick'
Although many of this year's blockbusters films were made in 3D, many cinema goers said the technology makes little difference to the quality of a movie, according to a UK new poll. ANI

Facebook can help teens 'find themselves'
Teenagers spend an ever-increasing amount of time online, much to the chagrin of their parents who can't seem to keep their children away from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. ANI

Aggressive glycemic control does not improve survival in CABG diabetics
Aggressive glycemic control does not improve survival in diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared with moderate control, according to a new study. ANI

Romance scams becoming "fraud of choice" on Oz dating websites
With the surge in online romance scams and victim suicides alarming authorities, dating websites are being forced to display scam warnings. ANI

Now, hide secret messages in bacteria
Scientists have developed a new method called steganography by printed arrays of microbes (SPAM) that allows secret messages to be hidden in genetically engineered bacteria. ANI

Window of opportunity to treat some stroke patients may be longer than 3 hours
A new study has revealed that the window of opportunity to treat some stroke patients may be longer than three hours - the standard timeframe that has been referenced in medicine since the 1990s. ANI

'Man-flu' may be a reality as women have stronger immune systems
Men are believed to be more susceptible to illnesses than women leading to the origin of the common phrase 'man-flu'. ANI

Wilson Greatbatch who invented implantable pacemaker dies
Wilson Greatbatch, who invented the implantable cardiac pacemaker more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 92. ANI

Two possible enzyme targets for new anti-malaria drugs identified
Scientists have found how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes to chew up human hemoglobin from host red blood cells as a food source. ANI

Venus' weather 'not boring at all' as previously believed
The climate on Venus at more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit under a suffocating blanket of sulfuric acid clouds is widely known to be unpleasant - but that's not so, say US astronomers. ANI

How global warming could cause animals to shrink
Many animal species could shrink in physical size as a result of global warming, a new research has revealed. ANI

What babies remember when they 'forget' about an object
Researchers had thought that babies less than two years old did not understand that an object continues to exist when it is not currently in their view. ANI

Teens get smarter as their minds get quicker
A group of psychologists at University of Texas at San Antonio has found that adolescents become smarter because they become mentally quicker. ANI

Satellite debris fell in South Pacific Ocean far from major landmass, says NASA
The US space agency has revealed that any surviving remnants of the NASA's UARS satellite that recently re-entered Earth's atmosphere fell into the southern Pacific Ocean, far from major landmass. ANI

Astronomers crack 'Fried Egg Nebula' in infrared sky
Scientists have for the first time captured images of one of the brightest stars in the infrared sky surrounded by a huge dusty double shell - thanks to the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT). ANI

Why it is hard to control anger at times
When levels of a brain chemical called serotonin are low, which often occur when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, it may be more difficult for individuals to control their anger and, in turn, make them more prone to aggression, UKL researchers say. ANI

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