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Dolly Parton''s mantra to keep marriage alive: Stay gone!

Dolly Parton''s mantra to keep marriage alive: Stay gone!Washington, Apr 30 : Country star Dolly Parton has said that her 43-year marriage to hubby Carl Dean is still alive because she ''stays gone'' for her tours.

The ''9 to 5'' hitmaker married Dean in 1966, and still giggles with excitement at the thought of jumping into his arms after weeks on the road.

However, the 63-year-old crooner has claimed that that busy schedule keeping them apart is what has made their union so strong.

She said that their long-distance love leaves them both wanting more.

Brighter, full-colour electronic readers coming your way

London, Apr 30 : Buying an e-reader but not sure if you''d like reading the dim screen? Well, then get ready for e-book reading experience that will be as close to printed media as possible.

Scientists have announced, what is known as Electrofluidic Display Technology (EFD)- the first technology to electrically switch the appearance of pigments in a manner that provides visual brilliance equal to conventional printed media.

The work by an international collaboration of the University of Cincinnati, Sun Chemical, Polymer Vision and Gamma Dynamics, could offer better than 85 percent "white-state reflectance."

Brain can recognize objects faster than previously believed

 Brain can recognize objects faster than previously believedWashington, Apr 30 : Humans have an inherent ability to recognize faces and other objects with just a glimpse, and now researchers have found that this ability to visually process images is much faster than it is believed.

Taking advantage of brain mapping in patients about to undergo surgery for epilepsy, researchers at Children''s Hospital Boston, have for the first time showed that the brain, at a very early processing stage, can recognize objects under a variety of conditions very rapidly.

Hugh Hefner: Holly Madison is welcome at mansion ‘but not as a girlfriend’

 Hugh Hefner: Holly Madison is welcome at mansion ‘but not as a girlfriend’Washington, Apr 30 : Hugh Hefner has said that he was misquoted in a recent interview about ex-girlfriend Holly Madison, and claimed that she is welcome at the Playboy mansion, but not as a girlfriend.

Insisting he has moved on from the former `Girls Next Door' star, the Playboy mogul said that the interview with Los Angeles Confidential, which claimed that he wants Madison to move back into the mansion, was taken out of context.

Technique for modifying plant genes could help provide sustainable food, fuel and fiber

 Technique for modifying plant genes could help provide sustainable food, fuel and fiberWashington, April 30 : Scientists have used a genome engineering tool they developed to make a model crop plant herbicide-resistant without significant changes to its DNA, which could help provide sustainable food, fuel and fiber.

The research team was from the University of Minnesota and Massachusetts General Hospital in the US.

Ultra fast “Scramjets” can be effectively guided by new control system software

 Ultra fast “Scramjets” can be effectively guided by new control system softwareWashington, April 30 : Engineers at the Ohio State University, US, have designed control system software that can effectively guide a hypersonic experimental "scramjet", which is faster than the speed of sound.

Government agencies have been developing faster-than-sound vehicles for decades.

The latest supersonic combustion ramjets, called scramjets, burn air for fuel, and could one day carry people to space or around the world in a matter of hours.

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