It was seen lately that Scientists had found a group of gene variants that increased the risk of infectious diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. It was also said that the discovery could lead to designing of new drugs that could take care of several illnesses at once.
Close on the heels of Google’s Friday revelation that it had inadvertently spied on some Wi-Fi users, several investigations have been initiated against the company in Europe, and at least one lawsuit has been filed in the US.
The Thursday morning session at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco saw Google taking the wraps off its much-awaited next-generation Android operating system – the Android 2.2, which is better known by its codename ‘Froyo.’
Bringing about some significant core changed to Google’s increasingly popular Android OS for smartphones, Froyo will essentially add greater power as well as flexibility to the Android devices.
According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the privacy issues-plagued Facebook as well as some other social networking sites, including MySpace and Digg, have apparently been stealthily sharing the personal data of their users with advertisers - without either the knowledge of the users or their consent.
In what can be seen as the most recent endeavor in the direction of creating life from a scratch, researchers at the private J. Craig Venter Institute reported on Thursday that they has successfully created a ‘synthetic’ cell that can be controlled completely by man-made genetic instructions.
At its developers’ conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Google unveiled its ‘Google TV’ initiative – a new television platform that will bring, along with the traditional broadcast, the accessibility to online content as well as and cable shows.