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Friday, 18 February 2011

two counter-propagating laser beams impinging on a Coherent Perfect Absorber

US scientists build first 'antilaser'

The laser has met its match in the 'antilaser', the first device capable of trapping and cancelling out laser beams.

Researchers have found the quake that collapsed buildings and killed tens of thousands in Izmit was preceded by a distinct pattern of foreshocks Turkey quake gives warning clues

Friday, 18 February 2011

I 4283 you: Could our phone number elicit unintended emotions? Text 5683 to feel the love

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The dwarf galaxy that makes up the Aquarius Stream was swallowed by the Milky Way 700 million years ago Astronomers dig up cannibalised galaxy

Thursday, 17 February 2011


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NASA's Stardust-NExT mission image of comet Tempel 1 NASA spacecraft unravels comet mystery

Wednesday, 16 February 2011Article has photo slideshow
Stardust's flyby of Tempel 1 shows signs of erosion on the comet's surface, as well as the first clear pictures of the crater made by the Deep Impact probe.

One fish, two fish ... infants love the idea of countingCounting kicks in at 18 months

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Children begin to learn to count earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

The researchers found zinc given to healthy children as a preventative measure, reduced the number of colds and days absent from school Zinc cuts short the common cold

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Zinc supplements can reduce the severity of the common cold and help people recover faster, say the authors of a new Cochrane review.

The robotic machine can complete in a day what it would normally take two researchers to do in a year Robotics speed up cancer drug development

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
A robot that can complete the equivalent of a year's drug-screening in a day, could lead to safer and more effective treatments for children with cancer.

According to the researchers, industry claims of any benefit from energy drinks is questionable Energy drinks put kids at risk: report

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 (16 comments)
Energy drinks may put some children and young adults at risk for serious health problems and should be regulated, say US researchers.

Flying visit: Attractive mates pay a higher evolutionary cost Sexy flies hit a wall

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
If good looking blokes are so desirable, why isn't the world populated with men who look like movie stars?

The research estimate global storage capacity doubles about every three years and four months Digital world growing faster every year

Monday, 14 February 2011
The amount of information being stored on digital devices is growing at a faster rate every year, according to a new study.

The study confirms environmental factors such as pesticides increase the development of Parkinson's disease Study links pesticides to Parkinson's

Monday, 14 February 2011
US researchers say they have found people who used two specific varieties of pesticide were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.

Stardust will be the second spacecraft to visit Comet Tempel 1  Stardust set for comet rendezvous

Monday, 14 February 2011
Scientists are preparing for tomorrow's close encounter with Comet Tempel 1.

Methanol monohydrate may be behind the ice volcanoes that erupt from the surface of Enceladus Scientists unlock cosmic ice riddle

Friday, 11 February 2011
Scientists have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual material that shrinks when heated and expands when compressed.

A female squid pheromone turns mild males into fighters with the touch of a tentacle Squid sex chemical sends males crazy

Friday, 11 February 2011
Mild-mannered male squid turn into furious fighting machines when their tentacles brush a chemical on the surface of squid eggs.

Researchers have found a bone that shows human ancestors had arches in their feet, a major evolutionary shift for Lucy and her species  Old bone proves Lucy was no swinger

Friday, 11 February 2011
A bone discovered in Ethiopia proves that 'Lucy' walked on two legs.

The researchers used corals such as this to reconstruct rainfall records back to the 17th century Coral shines light on rainfall records

Thursday, 10 February 2011Article has photo slideshow
Australian researchers studying corals off the coast of Queensland have found the frequency of extreme rainfall events has increased over the past 100 years.

The researchers say the findings provide new information on how omega-3s work Omega-3 may keep blindness at bay

Thursday, 10 February 2011Article has audio
New research suggests omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent retinopathy, an eye disease that can lead to blindness in premature babies and people with diabetes.

The researchers found those who felt the greatest impulse for generosity were identical female twins 'Niceness' partly genetic, say scientists

Thursday, 10 February 2011
Selflessness and civic-mindedness can be inherited, especially if you are a woman, according to a new study.

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Artist concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft approaching comet Tempel 1.Comet-chasing spacecraft zooms in on targetArticle has audio

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

StarDust flies by comet Tempel 1. Plus: scientists find 33,000 new asteroids; and surprise discovery in Saturn moon's methane clouds.

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Synchronised fish stir animal rights furore

Synchronised fish stir animal rights furore

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NASA snaps sun from both sides

NASA snaps sun from both sides

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One Plus One - Friday 4 February

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