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Making solar power competitive with coal

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2012 12:00 AM
by APM
By the end of the decade, U.S. manufacturers could make solar panels that are less than half as expensive as the ones they make now.
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galaxy may swarm with nomad planets

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2012 11:55 PM
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There may be 100,000 times more wandering nomad planets in the Milky Way than stars, and some may carry bacterial life
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Google Solve for X: Getting Big Stuff Done

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2012 07:50 PM
by APM
Much of the world has stopped innovating in a big way in the physical world for some decades. This is allowing those who are against science and have a skewed view of risk to make more inroads into slowing development.
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Computer modeling: brain in a box

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2012 11:03 AM
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Henry Markrams controversial proposal for the Human Brain Project (HBP) an effort to build a supercomputer simulation that integrates everything known about the human brain
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Faster than light neutrino a mistake caused by loose cable?

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 03:43 PM
by APM
Since September, scientists have been scratching their head over results that appear to show neutrinos traveling between Switzerland and Italy faster than light would.
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India will start thorium based Reactor project in next 18 months

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 03:21 PM
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Indias government has decided to commence the construction of 300MW thorium based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor in the next 18 months, a senior official said.
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Is Apple building the largest solar array in the U.S?

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 11:04 AM
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Apple released its 2012 Facilities Report today, revealing the companys data center in North Carolina will be powered by Americas largest end user owned solar array.
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Sirtuin 6 can increase the lifespan of male mice by 15%

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2012 02:08 AM
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SIRT6 might extend life by protecting against metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
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Space elevator by 2050 planned, to include space solar power

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2012 04:00 PM
by APM
Obayashi Corp has unveiled a project to build a space elevator by the year 2050 that would transport passengers 36,000 kilometers above the Earth and transmit power to the ground.
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Nuclear disaster that never was

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2012 09:01 PM
by APM
I realised that something had gone seriously wrong with the reporting of the biggest natural disaster to hit a major industrialised nation for a century
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Ancient plants back to life after 30,000 frozen years

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2012 07:57 PM
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Scientists in Russia have grown plants from fruit stored away in permafrost by squirrels over 30,000 years ago.
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A waterworld with a thick, steamy atmosphere

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2012 07:20 PM
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Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a new class of planet: The exoplanet GJ 1214b is a so-called "Super Earth" - bigger than our planet, but smaller than gas giants such as Jupiter.
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£200,000 test tube meat marks milestone in future meat eating

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2012 08:21 PM
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Project funded by anonymous individual aims to cut number of cattle farmed for food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Alan Turing's 1950s tiger stripe theory proved

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2012 02:55 PM
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A theory of how biological patterns such as tiger stripes or leopard spots are formed.
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DNA Sequencing To Go

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2012 10:18 PM
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Oxford Nanopore says it will be selling by the end of the year a DNA sequencer the size of a USB memory stick that can be plugged into a laptop and used to perform a single molecule sensing experiment.
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DNA nanorobots deliver suicide messages to cancer cells, other diseases

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2012 07:07 PM
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Researchers at have developed a nanorobotic device made from DNA that could potentially seek out specific cell targets
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