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Technology News on June 3, 2012

Smartphone addictions killing conversation
We have become so obsessed with Smartphones that we appear to have lost the art of face-to-face conversation. ANI

'Human barcode' could invade privacy and civil liberties
The idea of a 'human barcode,' an electronic ID chip assigned to every person at birth, has raised debate among experts. ANI

Natural and industrial trans fats' implications on health revealed
In a new study, scientists have given new insights into the health implications of different types of trans fat. ANI

128mn-yr-old grandfather of modern squid and octopus discovered
Scientists have re-created the appearance of a previously unknown fossil - a spiky creature thought to be the ultimate ancestor of the modern-day squid and octopus - discovered last year. ANI

New 'cool blue' compound to keep buildings cool sans air-conditioning
A new study by scientists including one of Indian-origin, has revealed a durable and environmentally benign blue pigment, which also possesses the unusual characteristics of reflecting heat, which can be potentially helpful for saving energy in buildings. ANI

Novel way to treat drug-resistant brain tumour cells revealed
In a new study, scientists have explained why the incurable brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is highly resistant to current chemotherapies. ANI

New compound 'may prove to be successful for lung cancer patients'
In a new study, researchers including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that a new compound that targets anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is well tolerated by patients and is already showing early signs of activity. ANI

Breakthrough drug may extend life of women suffering deadly breast cancer
A new 'magic bullet' drug that offers hope for thousands of women suffering one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer is set to be unveiled. he medicine, aimed at an aggressive form of the disease, is expected to offer several months of quality 'extra' life and drastically cuts the debilitating side effects of traditional therapy. ANI

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