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Technology News on February 25, 2012

Vietnam succeeds in developing effective bird flu vaccine
A Vietnamese company has created and successfully tested effective human vaccines against both avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H1N1 viruses. ANI

World's first quadruple limb transplant performed in Turkey
Doctors at a Turkish hospital claim to have performed the world's first quadruple limb transplant - attaching two arms and two legs to a young man. ANI

Rosemary oil may help boost brain performance
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is one of many traditional medicinal plants that yield essential oils. But exactly how such plants affect human behaviour is still unclear. ANI

Now, robots that can help in kitchen work and take care of elderly people
Technology experts have created robots that can talk to us and help in the kitchen, like getting things out of the fridge and clean utensils. ANI

Intelligence not related to specific genes as thought
Harvard researchers have debunked earlier studies that linked specific genes to intelligence. ANI

People who trust their feelings can predict future more accurately
A higher trust in feelings may result in more accurate predictions about a variety of future events, according to researchers. ANI

Genes that trigger arsenic-related skin lesions identified
Genetic variants that elevate the risk for skin lesions in people chronically exposed to arsenic have been discovered in one of the first large-scale genomic studies conducted in Bangladesh. ANI

Facebook users 'unfriending' in greater numbers to guard privacy
People are managing their privacy settings and their online reputation more often now than they did two years earlier, a new report has revealed. ANI

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