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Technology News on May 24, 2012

'Mermaids' may have actually been 'sea apes'
People usually ascribe sightings of mermaids to sea-weary mariners mistaking large animals like manatees for the mythical creatures. ANI

Free iPad app turns snaps into printable 3D models
One of the premier software makers has come up with a free iPad application that allows users to create 3D images of any place, person or object - and they can even print out perfect replicas. ANI

Seagrasses can store twice as much carbon as forests
Conserving and restoring seagrass meadows may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon stores, according to a new study. ANI

LOFAR Telescope captures images of colliding galaxy cluster
The International LOFAR Telescope has made the first images of galaxy cluster Abell 2256 in the frequency range of 20 to 60 MHz. ANI

Babies left to cry stay unhappy hours afterwards
Parents may feel relieved, when their crying baby finally falls asleep without a murmur. ANI

Universe may be teeming with nomad planets
A recent study proposed that the galaxy is packed with nomad planets adrift in space. ANI

Hazelnuts in infant formula could boost nutrition for pre-term babies
Scientists have developed a healthy "designer fat" that, when added to infant formula, provides a key nutrient that premature babies need in high quantities, but isn't available in large enough amounts in their mothers' milk. ANI

First terrestrial animals shuffled onto land using front limbs like crutches
Animals first moved from sea to land using a crutch-like movement, where the front limbs hoisted the rest of the body, according to a new study. ANI

Brain process that guide our choices revealed
The brain's visual perception system automatically and unconsciously guides decision-making through valence perception. ANI

Moral decisions may depend on your role in situations
A study looking at why people make ethical or unethical decisions has revealed that an individual's sense of right or wrong may change depending on their activities at the time, and they may not be aware of their own shifting moral integrity. ANI

Chimps and orangutans have human-like personalities
Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities "like people", a new study has claimed. ANI

'Ketchup problem' finally solved
Researchers have come up with an innovative new way to put an end to a problem that has vexed men since long - how to knock loose that last inch of ketchup out of the bottle. ANI

Bethlehem 'may have existed centuries before Jesus'
Israeli archaeologists have discovered an incredible 2,700-year-old clay seal that bears the name Bethlehem, which could prove that the town existed centuries before it became revered as the birthplace of Jesus. ANI

Intense cycling 'can play havoc with male fertility'
Men involved in strenuous cycling activities are quite vulnerable to experiencing hormonal imbalances, which may affect their reproductive health, a new study has revealed. ANI

Wind-driven 'tumbleweed' rover could explore Mars
Researchers at the North Carolina State University have developed a computer model of "tumbleweed" Mars rover that would be capable of moving across rocky Martian terrain. ANI

Resilient people lead satisfied lives
People who are more resilient and have better control over their emotions and their state of mind are more satisfied with their lives, according to a new study. ANI

Microsoft's social networking site now open to all
Microsoft has opened up its social networking service to the general public, which lets users share and comment on interesting search results and connect with "like-minded" people. ANI

New process may help reduce cost of anti-malarial drugs
Scientists have developed a new, higher-yield, two-step, less costly process that may ease supply problems and zigzagging prices for the raw material essential for making the mainstay drug for malaria. ANI

Babies learn from 'just right' experiences
Infants ignore information that is too simple or too complex, focusing instead on situations that are "just right," a new study has revealed. ANI

Voters prefer older-looking presidents during wartime
Older-looking candidates running for president are preferred more than their younger-looking competitors in times of war, according to a new study. ANI

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