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Now, portable device that can 'see through walls'
A group of students from an Australian University have built a portable device that has the ability to see through walls and other solid objects, in real-time. ANI

Now, robotic bed that makes itself after you wake up
A Spanish furniture manufacturer has invented a bed that makes itself when it is unoccupied. ANI

Mars rover to land closer to its ultimate destination
NASA has narrowed the target for its most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, which will land on the Red Planet in August. ANI

'Oldest galaxy' in universe discovered with Hawaiian volcano telescope
A team of Japanese astronomers in Hawaii claim to have found the oldest galaxy, a discovery that is competing with other "earliest galaxy" findings. ANI

Soon, computers to predict negative side effects of drugs
A new set of computer models has been able to successfully predict negative side effects in hundreds of current drugs, based on the similarity between their chemical structures and those molecules known to cause side effects, it has been revealed. ANI

ESO set to build world's biggest telescope
The ESO Council has approved the start of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) Programme-the world's biggest eye on the sky - at its meeting in Garching, Germany. ANI

New Zealand scientists try to solve mystery of disappearing penguins
New Zealand scientists are preparing a study to solve one of nature's great mysteries, the disappearance of a rapidly dwindling breed of penguin every winter. ANI

New genetic path to deadly diarrheal disease discovered
Scientists have found new genetic information that illustrates how harmful bacteria cause the acute diarrheal disease shigellosis, which claims life of more than a million people worldwide each year. ANI

Why aliens might look like humans
Humans and aliens may share the same DNA, which could be part of a 'universal structure', according to a McMaster University researcher. ANI

Female butterflies prefer males with flashier wings
With only limited exposure, female butterflies can learn to prefer males with more spots on their wings, a new Yale University study has found. ANI

Age perception impacts risk of dementia diagnosis
Our attitude towards age has a massive impact on the likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia, according to researchers. ANI

Sucrose and menthol offer sweet and minty relief for cough
People usually take cough drops or syrup at the first sign of a cough, but how these popular remedies work has been unknown to scientists. ANI

Why some baby names become more popular than others
Songs, movies, and first names often become popular. ANI

Black holes grow faster than host galaxies
Astronomers have for the past many years thought that a supermassive black hole and the bulge of stars at the center of its host galaxy grow at the same rate-the bigger the bulge, the bigger the black hole. ANI

Changes in gut bacteria may trigger diseases like rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers including one of an Indian origin have found that the billions of bugs in our guts regulate the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. ANI

Now, memory stick that doesn't leave trace of browsing history
There are times when people need to use a computer - and not leave a trace. ANI

Tablets become one of fastest-adopted technologies in history
Tablets are one of the most rapidly adopted technologies in history,' a new research has found. ANI

Soon, 'Internet in a suitcase' to help net users evade 'government censors'
A Washington think tank will be launching 'Commotion Wireless', a project funded by the US government, which would help people evade government censors, in countries where government officials monitor and censor the internet. ANI

Humans played dominant role in ocean warming over past 50 years
Most of the observed global ocean warming over the past 50 years is attributable to human activities, according to a new study. ANI

New Martian crater atlas may help determine age of Mars
A University of Colorado Boulder research team has recently finished counting, outlining and cataloging a staggering 635,000 impact craters on Mars that are roughly a kilometer or more in diameter. ANI

Smartphone app colour codes messages to 'help manage stress'
A new mobile phone app which will prepare users for receiving good or bad news on their phones, has been developed by computer scientists. ANI

13000-yr-old melt-glass material supports cosmic impact hypothesis
An 18-member international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material in a thin layer of sedimentary rock in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Syria. ANI

Milky Way's neighbor galaxies may have brushed closely in distant past
Recent studies with the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have indicated that two of our Milky Way's neighbor galaxies may have had a close encounter billions of years ago. ANI

Flame, Stuxnet virus creators 'co-operated at least once' in early stages of development
Creators of computer espionage viruses, the Flame and Stuxnet worked together in the early stages of each threat's development, according to a Russian security company. ANI

Change in walking pace may be early marker of cognitive impairment in elderly
Older people whose walking speed suddenly starts to slow may be suffering from the early stages of a type of dementia called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new study. ANI

Kids of older fathers may live longer
Researchers say children whose father waited until they were older before reproducing, might experience life-extending benefits. ANI

NASA's Fermi detects highest-energy light from powerful solar flare
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on the sun during a powerful solar blast on March 7. ANI

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