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Technology News on April 7, 2012

Lab-grown egg cells could revolutionise fertility, reverse menopause
Scientists are heading for a breakthrough that could help infertile women have babies as well as make women as fertile in later life as men. ANI

Russia joins ESA for exploratory robotic mission to Mars
Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) are set to conduct an ExoMars joint project on Mars exploration. ANI

Tidal hitting may turn Earth-like planets into uninhabitable hothouses
Scientists say tides may dry out what would otherwise be habitable planets around small stars, making them hostile to life. ANI

Now, gadget to silence your embarrassing bathroom sounds
A new device could cover up the embarrassing sounds you make while you're in the bathroom. ANI

Homophobia may result from repressed same-sex desires
A series of psychology studies has demonstrated that homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires. ANI

Bill Gates funds new machine that 'could turn sewage into drinking water'
A new invention, which is being funded by Bill Gates, aims to filter toilet waste back into "drinkable" water. ANI

Protein that helps cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy identified
Scientists have identified a protein that protects cancer and other cells from treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.oth radiation and many forms of chemotherapy try to kill tumours by causing oxidative stress in cancer cells. ANI

Ecosystems dependent on snow and ice 'most threatened' by global warming
With increasing global warming, the most threatened ecosystems are those that depend on a season of snow and ice, scientists say. ANI

Possible targets for drugs to help treat sleep disorders and diabetes identified
Scientists including one of Indian origin have identified a major gear in the biological clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food- the finding that may lead to new drugs to treat sleep problems and metabolic disorders, including diabetes. ANI

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