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Technology News on January 5, 2012

Spiderman web comes closer to reality
Scientists are now one step closer to creating Spider-Man web after developing genetically modified silkworms that can spin tougher and stronger silk. ANI

Sharpest image of 'rose-coloured' Omega Nebula captured
A new image of the Omega Nebula, captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), is one of the sharpest of this object ever taken from the ground. ANI

Supercentenarians have good genes that fight off bad genes
A man and a woman who lived more than 114 years are teaching modern scientists a few things about getting old. ANI

Leaping lizards help design robots with tails
A group of biologists and engineers have been inspired by lizards and dinosaurs to design robots with tails that will help them to remain upright when they stumble during leaps. ANI

Toothiest prehistoric predators had beefy arm bones
Prehistoric predators with supersized teeth also had muscular and robust arm bones, a new study has claimed. ANI

New computer model explains lakes and storms on Saturn's moon Titan
Researchers have now developed a computer model of Saturn's largest moon, Titan's atmosphere that explains the presence of large bodies of liquid on its surface in a much simpler and articulate manner. ANI

Effective HIV vaccines come closer to reality
The experimental vaccine that protected monkeys an animal version of the AIDS virus has advanced the search of an effective HIV vaccine, a new study has revealed. ANI

Protein that may represent new target for treating diabetes identified
A new protein that may possibly play a critical role in how the human body regulates blood sugar levels has been discovered, and researchers say it may represent a new target for treating type 1 diabetes. ANI

2012's 1st 4 exoplanets spotted orbiting 4 distant stars
The first four exoplanets of 2012 have been spotted orbiting four distant stars merely four days into the New Year. ANI

Male spiders eavesdrop courting rivals to steal their girls
Spiders eavesdrop on other males and copy their courtship signals as a likely means of stealing their mate, according to a new study. ANI

Blogging may help 'anxious' teens release emotional distress
Blogging may help teens suffering from social anxiety, by improving their self-esteem and helping them relate better to their friends, researchers say. ANI

Genital Herpes vaccine comes closer to reality
Scientists have come up with an investigational vaccine that can protect some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes. ANI

Brain protein that regulates body weight identified
Scientists have discovered a brain protein that plays a role in regulating body weight. ANI

Statins help get rid of abnormal blood clot and cut stroke risk
Cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, turns off a molecular pathway that leads to abnormal blood clotting in arteries that could cause heart attack and stroke, according to a new study. ANI

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