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Lockheed announces breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:57
  • 100MW reactor small enough to fit on back of a truck
  • Cleaner energy source could be in use within 10 years

Reality check: has Lockheed really cracked fusion?

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Mini MRI to check bone health on space station

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:24
A wrist-scanning MRI could fly to the ISS to monitor astronauts' bone health in microgravity, as well as helping people in far-flung parts of Earth






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Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the power of dreams video

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:14
Maggie Aderin-Pocock tells the 2014 Observer Ideas festival about the power of dreams, the wonder of science and her journey from a dyslexic girl at the back of the class to internationally renowned space scientist.

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Will Mars Ones volunteers get to live on the red planet? Yes, briefly

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:00
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology reckon settlers on Mars would all be dead within a few months Continue reading...






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Lighting cities with cheap, glaring LEDs is a dim move

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:32
The roll-out of cheap energy-saving street lights with a bluish glare has little regard for people or wildlife. There is a better way, says Jeff Hecht






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Australia prime minister to chair new science council

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:45
Still no appointed science minister, but there will be a council with a budget of A$12 million to improve the focus on science, mainly through education






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Up with the thunderclouds above the Amazon rainforest

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:00
A tricked-out Gulfstream jet called HALO tackled 100 °C temperature swings and forest fire smoke to penetrate the storm clouds above Brazil






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Rosetta's latest selfie: just showing off now

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:00
This is the last photo we're getting before the Philae lander touches down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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UK science: look at the state we're in

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 10:42

Briefings published today by the Campaign for Science and Engineering highlight science policy issues that should be debated vigorously before next years election

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Chemical signal gives melanoma cancer cells a green light to spread

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 07:00

Researchers have identified a chemical that melanoma cells follow when they spread around the body raising the prospect of eventually switching it off

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From the archive, 15 October 1969: Globetrotting Apollo wives talk moonshop

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 05:30

Astronauts wives Janet Armstrong, Joan Aldrin, and Pat Collins are perfectly able to take this public parade in their stride

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Celebrity psychic Sally Morgan fires husband for threatening sceptic

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 01:13

John Morgan and son-in-law Daren Wiltshear sacked from management team over homophobic tirade at Mark Tilbrook

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Stem cell therapy success in treatment of sight loss from macular degeneration

Guardian Science - Wed, 2014-10-15 00:01
After three years of follow up, researchers say the treatment is safe and most patients have notably improved vision Continue reading...






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Stem cells improve vision enough for horse riding

New Scientist - news - Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00
People blinded because of degenerating retinal cells have seen improvements in their sight thanks to injections of retinal cells made from stem cells






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What I'd ask Spider-Man, mascot of bio-inspiration

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:00
Like Peter Parker, Jeff Karp takes ideas from nature and improves on them to make the world a better place. His superpower is innovating in medical technology (full text available to subscribers)






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A life spent chasing down how whales evolved

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:00
The intriguing story of how whale evolution was unpicked is told in The Walking Whales, revealing what it's like to be a globe-trotting palaeontologist






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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: storytelling machines, algorithms devour us, future stuff, fish like oil rigs, quagga mussel invasion and more






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Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device

Guardian Science - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:28

Patient appeared to suffer withdrawal symptoms when prevented from using Google Glass and dreamed he was wearing it

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Pentagon warns the US military of climate change

New Scientist - news - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:30
A US Department of Defense report says the impacts of climate change could fuel armed insurgency and challenge governments, and aims to prepare the US army for the worst






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