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Technology News on January 3, 2012

Violinists 'can't tell difference between modern violins and Stradivarius'
Master violinists cannot distinguish between a modern violin and the expensive classic, Stradivarius, a new study has found. ANI

Lack of routine makes school grades suffer
Failing to follow a daily routine such as regular bedtimes and set meals while growing up can harm a young person's well-being, researchers have revealed. ANI

55 inch 'razor thin' OLED TV to hit markets soon
A tech giant will be unveiling first-of-its-kind 'razor-thin' 55-inch OLED (Organic LED) this week, which would be 1000 times faster than LED sets. ANI

Soon, tools to alter and control human memory
Altering or even creating human memory may soon be possible as the scientists including one of Indian-origin are 'closing in' on areas where memory is stored and a technique for controlling these memories. ANI

Gadgets on permanent charge waste 134m pounds a year
Nine out of ten people keep their gadgets on permanent charge at home, wasting a total of 134 million pounds a year on overcharging, according to a study. ANI

Genetically engineered spider silk could lead to stronger fibres for textiles
Scientists have genetically engineered silkworms to make artificial spider silk, a breakthrough that could lead to the development of stronger fibres for textiles, bandages for burn victims and bullet-proof vests. ANI

Now, app that pays you to work out at the gym!
You may easily able to achieve your New Year's keep-fit resolution if you used a new app that actually pays you to work out. ANI

New wave of 'silent camera' apps cause plague of voyeurism in Japan
Growing popularity of 'silent camera' applications is giving way to voyeurism in Japan as a large number of users are now indulging in clicking illicit photographs without people's consent. ANI

Nintendo plans improved Wii U app store
Japanese video game developer Nintendo is building an app store for its upcoming console, the Wii U. ANI

Infertile men may soon be able to father kids with lab grown sperm
Infertile men may soon be able to father their own children rather than using donor sperm, thanks to researchers in Germany and Israel who have grown mouse sperm from a few cells in a laboratory dish. ANI

Adolescents with Schizophrenia gradually lose brain gray matter
Schizophrenia may lead to progressive brain changes among adolescents, a new study has revealed. ANI

Modern technology hampering children's reading and conversational skills
Children's reading and conversational skills are being put at risk by overexposure to modern technology, according to a schools' leader. ANI

Stone Age temple found in Orkney 'much older than Stonehenge'
Archaeologists have discovered a Stone Age temple in Orkney, which is 800 years older than Stonehenge, and contains Britain's earliest known wall paintings. ANI

Marijuana affects brain functioning during visual stimuli
An Indian origin scientist and his team have found that different ingredients in marijuana appear to affect regions of the brain differently during brain processing functions involving responses to certain visual stimuli and tasks. ANI

Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNAs to survive
A new study has discovered how hepatitis C virus survives in the liver - helping medical scientists understand why a new antiviral drug appears to be effective against the virus. ANI

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