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10.27.15
ICYMI: Egyptian tomb tech, new fusion reactors and more
10.27.15

ICYMI: Egyptian tomb tech, new fusion reactors and more

The only story you need today: Moar Egyptian tombs are coming!

By K. Davis,   10.27.15
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10.25.15
Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power
10.25.15

Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power

A newly complete (and oddly shaped) fusion reactor could be considerably safer.

By J. Fingas,   10.25.15
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01.05.15
We're (eventually) doomed: passing stars may rain comets on Earth
01.05.15

We're (eventually) doomed: passing stars may rain comets on Earth

There are many things in space that can bring life on Earth to an end, whether they're wayward ast...

By J. Fingas,   01.05.15
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10.24.14
A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago
10.24.14

A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago

Mapping out the ancient universe is a major astronomical goal, but there's a huge challenge: the g...

By S. Dent,   10.24.14
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09.03.12
Max Planck Institute sequences genome of Siberian girl from 80,000 years ago, smashes DNA barriers
09.03.12

Max Planck Institute sequences genome of Siberian girl from 80,000 years ago, smashes DNA barriers

We've known little of the genetic sequences of our precursors, despite having found many examples...

By J. Fingas,   09.03.12
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12.12.11
Researchers build world's smallest steam engine that could
12.12.11

Researchers build world's smallest steam engine that could

Wanna create your very own microscopic steam engine? Just take a colloid particle, put it in wa...

By A. Toor,   12.12.11
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12.04.11
German researchers create smudge repellent coating from candle soot
12.04.11

German researchers create smudge repellent coating from candle soot

While they're working on the lack of feedback, and need for exposed skin problems for touch scree...

By J. Trew,   12.04.11
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03.25.11
Researchers produce cheaper, 'cooler' semiconductor nanowires
03.25.11

Researchers produce cheaper, 'cooler' semiconductor nanowires

Advances in nanowires may occur on a pretty regular basis these days, but this new development out...

By D. Melanson,   03.25.11
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01.28.11
New research suggests our brains delete information at an 'extraordinarily high' rate
01.28.11

New research suggests our brains delete information at an 'extraordinarily high' rate

The mysteries of the brain may be virtually endless, but a team of researchers from two institutes...

By D. Melanson,   01.28.11
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