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Technology News on June 2, 2012

Divers head to rock bottom of Baltic Sea to solve 'UFO' mystery
Deep sea divers have headed into the Baltic Sea to sort out the mystery of a massive, metallic cylinder that lies approximately 300 feet below the sea. ANI

Traditional thank-you letter far from dead in age of Twitter and Facebook
Despite fears that emails, Twitter and Facebook have killed off the art of letter writing, most parents still teach the children to write to thank friends and relatives for gifts, a new study has revealed. ANI

Exercise helps cut pain from nerve damage
Exercising helps in lessening the pain related to nerve damage by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, a new study suggests. ANI

Faintest distant galaxy discovered
Astronomers, including one of Indian-origin, have found an exceptionally distant galaxy ranked among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space. ANI

New website encourages smokers to kick the butt
A new interactive smoking cessation website has been designed to appeal across the social spectrum to give up the habit of smoking. ANI

Open-fire cooking 'may negatively impact child cognitive development'
Children who are exposed to open-fire cooking in developing countries experience difficulty with memory, problem-solving and social skills, a new study has revealed. ANI

Soon, device to translate sign language into audible words
A group of students have developed a prototype device that reads sign language and translates its motions into words that are capable of being heard. ANI

New finding 'may lead to genetic test that predicts heart failure beforehand'
The serendipitous chain of events that took place in a new study could lead to a genetic test that can help predict heart failure in certain people before it happens. ANI

Now, dual-sided transparent smartphone to double your pleasure
A predominant mobile phone operator in Japan along with a leading European computer company has doubled the user's pleasure by creating a prototype smartphone that has front and back touch panels and a see-through display. ANI

'Nomophobia' putting young drivers at risk
The fear of smartphone withdrawal, which is termed as "Nomophobia", is making young people so distracted that they wreak havoc on the road, it has been revealed. ANI

Computer-designed proteins 'may help fight variety of flu viruses'
Engineers have constructed computer-designed proteins, which normally don't fight flu, but can be engineered to act as broad-spectrum antiviral agents against a variety of influenza virus strains, a study has suggested. ANI

Google helps Chinese web users evade censored keywords
Google has begun to offer help to web users in China with suggestions about banned words, which were viewed foul by the country's strict censors. ANI

Babies of smoking mums weigh 200 grams less at birth
Babies born to mothers who smoke weigh and measure less, a new study has revealed. ANI

New targeted ET hunt fails to find alien signals
The hunt for other intelligent civilisations has a new technique in its arsenal, but its first use has turned up no signs of alien broadcasts, it has been revealed. ANI

Replacing sweetened drinks with water 'lowers diabetes risk in women'
London, June 2 (AN): Women who choose plain water over sweet fizzy drinks or fruit juice have a lower risk of developing diabetes, a new study has revealed. ANI

New method for choosing 'right' eggs in IVF to boost success rates
A team of researchers have identified the chromosomal make-up of a human egg, which may soon help them to pick healthy eggs, and avoid abnormal ones to up the rates of successful in vitro fertilization (IVF), cycle. ANI

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