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Technology News on January 2, 2012

Thousands of blackbirds perish in Arkansas again
Around 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead from the sky in Arkansas town on New Year's Eve. ANI

Wave of pirated eBooks may hit Kindle profits
Pirated e-books, which can be downloaded for free, have sparked fears of adversely affecting profits of makers like Amazon, which produces Kindle. ANI

Loch Ness' 'wobbly' tides driven by ground underneath
Scotland's Loch Ness moves back and forth depending on movement of the land it rests upon, a new study has revealed. ANI

World will not end in 2012, says Mayan expert
Contrary to what many believed, year 2012 will not mark the end of the world but will just be a start of a new calendar, according to Mayan timekeeper. ANI

Forget passwords! Phones and tablets to identify users by sight and touch
Trawling through possible password combinations could become a distant memory in the future as new smartphones and tablets will allow access to users at the sight of their owners face or a single touch. ANI

Now, suit that makes you feel 75 years old
Sydney, Jan 2 : Researchers have now developed an old person suit dubbed AGNES, that makes the wearer feel just as uncomfortable as a 75-year-old, who has spent a lifetime on a poor diet and not much exercise.GNES stands for 'Age Gain Now Empathy System' and was created by researchers at MIT's AgeLab to imitate what it physically feels like to be am old person with arthritis and diabetes. ANI

Soon, robots to enjoy long strolls on beaches
Robots will soon be able to hike through deserts and beaches as scientists have discovered new ways to compensate for sand's atypical characteristics. ANI

Promising new drug targets against kidney cancer identified
Scientists have laid the foundation of completely understanding the intricacies of distinct kidney cancer subtypes, which could lead to better treatments for the disease. ANI

Cannabis using teens born with smaller than normal front part of brain
Teenagers who smoke cannabis are likely to have been born with an area of the brain that is significantly smaller than normal that affects memory and decision-making, a new study has found. ANI

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