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Windows 8 to feature image sign-on system

Windows 8 to feature image sign-on system

The sign-on system will track gestures forming lines, points and circles Using Windows 8 devices could involve signing on by tapping, circling or touching images. Microsoft has revealed details of a login system for the next version of Windows based around pictures a user stores on a touchscreen device. Only when parts of an image [&hellip

Small traumas may boost resilience

Small traumas may boost resilience

While severe traumatic experiences such as natural disasters and assaults may lead to mental problems, new findings say smaller hard events boost resilience. Researchers found that people who had experienced some negative events were more distressed, but those who had experienced no negative life events had similar problems. According to Mark D. Seery and his [&hellip

New space-travel project launched

New space-travel project launched

  Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced plans to build a spaceship that could replace the Space Shuttle, launch rockets, and carry cargo into space. Allen is planning to launch rockets from a giant aircraft to put satellites and eventually passengers into space. The developers say six jumbo jet engines would power the aircraft and [&hellip

Giant gas cloud en route to black hole

Giant gas cloud en route to black hole

Researchers have spotted a gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth speeding up into the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Scientists expect to see outbursts of X-rays and radio waves as the cloud gas gets hotter and is finally torn asunder in 2013. They believe the phenomenon [&hellip

Blackberry-maker delays key phone launch

Blackberry-maker delays key phone launch

RIM blamed the late availability of chips for its new phones for the delayed launch Research in Motion (RIM), which makes Blackberry phones has announced a delay to the launch of its new Blackberry 10. There was also disappointment at the prediction of sales of between 11 and 12 million smartphones in the current Christmas [&hellip

Statins may reduce flu death risk

Statins may reduce flu death risk

New findings suggest statins, drugs for lowering cholesterol levels, can also reduce the severity of flu in hospitalized patients and its related deaths. Patients hospitalized with influenza were found to be less likely to die within 30 days if they were taking statins before and after admission, said researchers at the Oregon Public Health Division [&hellip

Working mothers happier, healthier

Working mothers happier, healthier

Mothers who work part time especially those who have preschool children or infants feel healthier and are less likely to experience depression. A study of over 1,300 mothers across the US showed that mothers with either full-time or part-time jobs reported similar health and depression symptoms. Part-time mothers were, however, doing better overall. Researcher at [&hellip

Kids’ leukemia tied to father’s smoking

Kids’ leukemia tied to father’s smoking

Children whose fathers are smokers are at a greater risk of developing a type of blood cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A study conducted at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia surveyed families of nearly 400 children with ALL, the most common form of childhood cancer. The study couldn’t find a [&hellip

Jumping cockroach found in S. Africa

Jumping cockroach found in S. Africa

Scientists have recently discovered a new type of cockroach in South Africa, which can jump a distance 48 times the length of its body. The insect was found in the Silvermine Nature Reserve in the Table Mountain National Park of South Africa, Royal Society Publishing journal reported. Scientists say the bug jumps with the help [&hellip

Southeast Asia home to 200 new species

Southeast Asia home to 200 new species

A psychedelic gecko The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says more than 200 new species have been identified in the great Mekong Region River region of Southeast Asia. According to WWF, on average, a new species is recorded every two days in the area, which includes parts of China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, bigpondnews reported. [&hellip