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Technology News on March 17, 2012

Chilean UFO 'captured on film from seven angles'
A video from Chile captures an unusual flying object during an air-show. ANI

Children with wandering minds 'have sharper brains'
People who appear to be constantly distracted have more "working memory", giving them the ability to hold a lot of information in their mind and manipulate it mentally, a new research has found. ANI

Shrimp shell nanoparticles may help heal wounds and reduce wrinkles
Scientists have described how they have prepared nanoparticles of chitosan that could have potential in preventing infection in wounds as well as enhancing the wound-healing process itself by stimulating skin cell growth. ANI

Soon, gene technology to produce novel plastics and textiles from waste
New biotechnological and chemical methods will facilitate efficient production of chemicals, materials and fuels from renewable natural resources, such as agricultural or industrial waste materials, say researchers. ANI

Cell-signaling pathway plays key role in development of gestational diabetes
Scientists have identified a cell-signaling pathway that plays a key role in increasing insulin secretion during pregnancy and, when blocked, leads to the development of gestational diabetes. ANI

Luck and right strategy together helps you win at auctions
The right strategy doesn't guarantee advantage in auctions, real estate or stock market, you should also have good luck, researchers say. ANI

Daredevil plans to leap from edge of space at 120,000 ft
A daredevil adventurer plans to jump from 120,000 feet after his test jump of 71,581 feet proved to be a success. ANI

Live cells printed with standard inkjet printer
Researchers have found a way to create temporary holes in the membranes of live cells to print them onto slides using a standard inkjet printer. ANI

Common chemicals used in plastics alter reproductive system in female mice
Female mouse fetuses exposed to very high doses of Phthalates, common chemicals used to make plastics softer and more pliable, develop significant reproductive alterations and precancerous lesions as they grow up, a new study has found. ANI

Sea-level rise could be lower than previous estimates
A new study has lowered past estimates of sea-level rise, but warns that it's still a drastic change. ANI

US engineer breaks open iPad to study its insides
Luke Soules cracked open his newly bought iPad, just to analyse the technology within it. ANI

Past changes in monsoon linked to major shifts in Indian civilizations
A new study has revealed that a fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favoured lush vegetation to extended periods of drought. ANI

Superfast neutrino 'fly no faster than light'
Last September, a preliminary but electrifying result suggested that superluminal neutrinos might travel faster than light, but it seems that these ghostly subatomic particles are slowing fast. ANI

Extra `girly` genes increase male sex drive
Males with an extra "girly" sex chromosome two (X chromosomes) seemed to have an insatiable appetite for sex, at least in mice. ANI

Twitter creates new section for musicians and fans
Twitter is now targeting musicians in a bid to make the site an online home for artists. ANI

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