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Kate Walsh voted ‘Hollywood’s Hottest Redhead’

Washington, Sept 20 : Actress Kate Walsh has topped a poll of ‘Hollywood’s Hottest Redheads’.

The poll was conducted by entertainment magazine In Touch Weekly.

Walsh, a natural blonde, admits that flame-haired women definitely have more fun than their fair-headed or brunette counterparts.

"When I was blonde, they treated me like a girly girl. As a redhead, it was a little more sassy," Contactmusic quoted her, as telling the mag.

‘The Rock’ wants flicks like Damon’s Bourne trilogy

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Washington, September 20: Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has made it clear that he will now do an action movie only if its script is as qualitative as that of the Bourne trilogy.

Johnson, who was tipped to become the next Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger when he started his movie career with ‘The Mummy’ franchise, said that he still had a liking for action movies.

New exoskeleton backpack lightens burden for soldiers, porters


Washington, Sept 20 : Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a device that would lighten the burden for soldiers and others who carry heavy packs and equipment.

Their invention, known as an exoskeleton, can support much of the weight of a heavy backpack and transfer that weight directly to the ground, effectively taking a load off the back of the person wearing the device.

Sixth ‘American Pie’ sequel going direct to DVD on Dec 26, 2007

Long-term mobile use may damage high frequency hearing ability

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Washington, September 20 : A new study suggests that long-term use of a cell phone may damage a person’s inner ear and high frequency hearing ability.

Presenting the study at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation’s Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Washington, DC, the researchers said that 100 people who had used cellular phones for over a year suffered increases in the degree of hearing loss over the span of 12 months.

Microwaves may help determine fat and salt content of supermarket food

Washington, September 20 : A new study conducted at two universities in Manchester has revealed that microwaves, which are used for zapping instant meals, can also be used to determine the fat and salt content of supermarket food.

Sing Kwei Ng, a student of PhD and one of the researchers behind the study, has won a top industry prize for his work to determine the amount of fat in beef.