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Plastic eating fungi found in Amazon may solve landfill problems

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2012 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Just when you thought that plastic waste was never going to break down in the environment, along comes Mother Nature to solve the problem.
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A question of intelligence

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2012 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Why are humans the smartest animals on Earth?
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Temperatures could rise by 3C by 2050, models suggest

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost 10,000 climate simulations were run on volunteers home computers.
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Planets Zoom Through the Galaxy at 30 Million MPH

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
they can do so at up to 30 million miles per hour, making them some of the fastest-moving objects in our galaxy.
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Yes, Deepwater Horizon Oil Did Enter the Food Chain

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Along with the death of scores of marine animals and seabirds, one of the main concerns during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the impact on the food chain.
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A cloaking device from off the shelf superconductors and magnetic tape

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2012 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The dream of turning solid objects invisible is an ancient one. In recent years a number of experiments have succeeded in cloaking specialized materials
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Europes ATV space freighter launches

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2012 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Europes ATV space truck has blasted off from the Kourou base in French Guiana.
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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2012 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A new and unusual wasp species has been discovered during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
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Researchers prove that memories reside in specific brain cells

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
researchers used optogenetics to show that memories reside in very specific brain cells, and that simply activating a tiny fraction of brain cells can recall an entire memory
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Billionaire Paul Allen Pours $500 Million Into Quest To Find The Essence Of Humanity In The Brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2012 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
to one day understand the essence of what makes us human.
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Illegal logging makes billions for gangs, report says

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Illegal logging generates $10-15bn (£7.5-11bn) around the world, according to new analysis from the World Bank.
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Nuclear fusion simulation shows high gain energy output of 100 to 1000 times input current

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 03:01 PM
by Alexmuller
High gain nuclear fusion could be achieved in a preheated cylindrical container immersed in strong magnetic fields
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Nasa science chief fighting for planetary research

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Nasa science chief has told planetary scientists he is in there fighting for you after the swingeing cuts proposed to the robotic exploration budget.
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Mars for the average person

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Rocket entrepreneur Elon Musk believes he can get the cost of a round trip to Mars down to about half a million dollars.
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Hibernating bear wounds heal without scars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2012 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
bears have a surprising capacity to heal as they hibernate, say researchers in the US
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Time for some TEDucation!

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2012 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
very cool video worth a few minutes of your time, questions no one knows the answers to.
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