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Technology News on June 4, 2012

Immune system glitch that ups death threat by 4 times identified
In a new study researchers including one of Indian origin, have identified an immune system deficiency the presence of which shows that someone is up to four times more likely to die as compared to a person without it. ANI

Facebook planning to allow children below 13 to use site under parental guidance
Facebook has planned to develop a technology that would allow children below the age of 13 to use the social-networking site under parental supervision. ANI

Zookeeper among 4 personality types of smartphone users
Psychologists are now studying the extent to which the use of smartphones by Australians reflects their personality. ANI

Samsung Galaxy S3 leapfrogs iPhone as UK's most popular handset
Samsung's new Galaxy S3 has now become the UK's most popular handset based on live searches and sales, according to a survey. ANI

Mystery 8th-century cosmic blast captured in cedar trees
In the late eighth century, Earth was hit by a mystery blast of cosmic rays, say Japanese scientists who found a relic of the powerful event in cedar trees. ANI

Soon, flying robot to become your levitating exercise buddy
Scientists have developed an autonomous whizzing device that levitates in front of joggers and encourages them to get fit. ANI

First passenger flight of new jumbo jet takes off
The 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jet, the largest passenger jet ever built by Boeing, has made its first commercial flight. ANI

Internet will officially run out of old system IPs' at 12:01am GMT on Wednesday
The Internet will undergo a major upgrade in the coming week as the number of IP addresses under the old system have been exhausted, according to a report. ANI

US and European energy supplies threatened by climate change
Higher water temperatures and reduced river flows caused by climate change are posing significant threat to electricity supplies in US and Europe. ANI

Intermittent therapy inferior to hormone therapy for prostrate cancer
Many men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer live longer on continuous androgen-deprivation therapy, also known as hormone therapy, than on intermittent therapy, a 17-year study has revealed. ANI

New mission plans to colonise Mars by 2023
A brand new private space venture from the Netherlands called Mars One aims to send four astronauts on a one-way journey to Mars in just 11 years time. ANI

Genetic analysis of corn may help increase yields
Scientists have completed the most comprehensive genetic analysis yet of corn genome. ANI

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