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Soon, laser weapon that shoots lightning bolts at enemy targets
The US Army's team of scientists are developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target. ANI

Taser shots cause no heart-related complications
Taser shots to the chest are no more dangerous than those delivered to other body locations, a new study by leading experts on the devices has revealed. ANI

Brain speller helps people unable to speak 'back-and-forth' communication
Researchers have developed a device that may enable people who are completely unable to speak or move at all to nevertheless manage unscripted back-and-forth conversation. ANI

New system tracks swimmers' movement wirelessly through water
A new system incorporating cutting-edge movement tracking and sensor technologies has enabled elite training sessions to become even more productive. ANI

1st private deep space mission to track dangerous near-Earth asteroids
Asteroid hunters have announced plans to launch the first privately funded deep space mission in history to look for asteroids that could threaten Earth. ANI

Gene discovery may help explain how flu cause severe infections
A team of scientists have discovered a new gene in the influenza virus that helps the virus control the body's response to infection. ANI

Now, new website exposes 'embarrassing' Facebook status updates
A new website created by a British teenager is exposing the compromising status updates of Facebook, and seeks to teach users why privacy settings on the social network matter. ANI

Global migration trends discovered in email data
Comparable migration data for almost every country of the world, which till now was incompatible between two nations and nonexistent especially by gender and age, is available for the first time. ANI

Animals existed 30mn years earlier than thought
University of Alberta researchers have discovered evidence that proves animals existed 585 million years ago - 30 million years earlier than all previous established records show. ANI

Oldest known pottery discovered in China
Archaeologists have discovered pottery dating between 17500- 18300 years ago, at a cave in southern China. ANI

Paintable battery could end traditional packaging for storage devices
Researchers including one of an Indian origin at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. ANI

Google design chief would love to work with RIM on Android phone with keyboard
Google's design chief Matias Duarte has said that he would love to work with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) to built an Android-based phone with keyboard.w ANI

New Maya text cites 2012 as end of calendar cycle, not end of world
Archaeologists have discovered a 1,300-year-old Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called "end date" of the Maya calendar, December 21, 2012. ANI

Earthquake aftershocks turned into music
A sound artist has transformed earthquake recordings into music that will be showcased at the International Computer Music symposium in Slovenia in September. ANI

Soon, taster tomatoes with vintage flavour and quality
Scientists have discovered the genes that influence flavour and colour in wild and traditional tomato varieties. ANI

1,300-year-old Maya text indicates 'end date' of world
Archaeologists have discovered a 1,300-year-old Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called "end date" of the Maya calendar, December 21, 2012. ANI

Have many Facebook friends? You may be lonely in real life
Having loads of friends on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter is no cure for loneliness, a new study has revealed. ANI

Dancing music robot could soon make DJ's history
Washington, June 29 A musical companion developed by researchers recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback. ANI

'Huntington's disease in dish' may facilitate search for potential therapies
Scientists have created a human model of Huntington's disease, the deadly inherited disorder, directly from the skin cells of affected patients. ANI

Oldest known comet impact on Earth found in Greenland
Scientists have discovered a giant crater in Greenland, which they believe might be the result of a massive asteroid or comet impact 3 billion year ago, i.e. the oldest known impact crater on Earth. ANI

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