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Technology News on April 24, 2012

Exclusive research on Google's inner life reveals various innovative facts
Swedish researcher Annika Steiber at Chalmers University of Technology has completed a unique research on Google and the research has revealed various interesting facts about the search engine. ANI

Soon, 'intelligent' tyre that adapts itself to weather
German researchers are developing the world's first-ever "intelligent" tyre which automatically adapts itself to the prevailing weather conditions even while you are driving. ANI

Stem cell that may aid healing and repair found in brain
Scientists have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain and they hope to put the discovery to use to develop methods that can repair diseases and injury to the brain. ANI

Underdogs in Meerkat society could be best at problem-solving
Researchers have shed light on "what drives individuals to innovate, and what psychological mechanisms allow them to do so". ANI

Marco Polo 'really did visit China'
A German researcher has dispelled previous claims that Marco Polo never went to China. ANI

Google Doodle pays homage to zipper pioneer Gideon Sundback
To mark the 132nd birth anniversary of Gideon Sundback, Google posted an interactive doodle that features a full-length zipper running down the centre of the global search engine's home page on Tuesday. ANI

'Fear of internet surveillance may have "chilling effect" on use of social media'
Fear of the state surveillance of the Internet can have a "chilling effect" on the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, a former Whitehall intelligence chief has warned. ANI

Diversity 'helped mammals' survival over deep time'
Diversity is the mammal's best defense when it comes to adapting climatic changes. ANI

South Asian network to tackle 'massive' challenge of climate adaptation
Researchers including one of Indian origin have unveiled a novel learning platform to improve agricultural resilience to changing weather patterns and to reduce emissions footprint. ANI

Genes that increase risk of osteoporosis and fractures discovered
Researchers have identified the genetic variations that are believed to cause osteoporosis. ANI

Facebook claims to have 901 million users
Facebook has said it has 901 million users and is likely that it pass the one billion user mark well before the end of this year. ANI

Secret to breast milk's anti-cancer activity revealed
The role of breast milk in protection against various forms of cancer has been known, but what makes it do so has remained a mystery. ANI

Bowerbirds cultivate fruit-bearing plants to attract females
Scientists have discovered the first evidence of a non-human species cultivating plants for use other than as food. ANI

India becomes world's top 'spam-spewing nation'
India has become the top 'spam-spewing nation' on the planet, overtaking the United States, according to a report. ANI

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