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Orangutans could video chat between zoos via iPads

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2011 12:16 AM
by APM
Orangutans at a Milwaukee zoo could soon be video calling their primate friends via tablet computers.
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Sea Shepherd uses drone to hunt whalers

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2011 11:40 PM
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Anti whaling group Sea Shepherd has used a drone to find the Japanese whaling fleet
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New solar panel factories with undreamed-of scale

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2011 11:44 PM
by APM
Foxconn will be leveraging millions of robots over the next 3 years
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Lucid Dreaming could be used for learning new skills and improved decision making

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2011 11:24 PM
by APM
A slew of recent studies have shown that people can use dreams to improve decision-making and physical skills. They could even help people regain mobility following a stroke.
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3D Printing is a billion dollar industry and is almost ready to explode into the mainstream

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2011 11:17 PM
by APM
With 3D printing, manufacturers can make existing products more efficiently and create ones that weren't possible before
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Ultracold science finds new method to get even colder

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2011 09:59 PM
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Researchers have developed a clever way to achieve the lowest temperatures ever recorded on Earth.
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Self-healing electronic chip tests may aid space travel

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2011 09:51 PM
by APM
Self repairing electronic chips are one step closer, according to a team of US researchers.
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My 10 Favorite Technologies of 2011

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2011 08:26 PM
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A year of new gadgets and wonders that greeted the world.
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More Earth Size Planets Beyond Our Solar System Discovered

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2011 06:20 PM
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NASA has announced the discovery of the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system.
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NASA Considers Sending a Telescope to Outer Solar System

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2011 06:18 PM
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An optical telescope on a mission to the outer solar system.
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Metal undergoes novel transition under extreme pressure

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2011 05:52 PM
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Under extreme pressures and temperatures, one of the main metals of the Earth's interior has exhibited a never-before-seen transition.
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Physics World Picks Top ten breakthroughs for 2011

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2011 04:40 AM
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The two physics stories that dominated the news in 2011 were questions rather than solid scientific results
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How 3-D Photovoltaics Could Revolutionize Solar Power

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2011 06:05 PM
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Replacing flat panels with three dimensional structures can significantly change the economics of solar power generation
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Low-carbon technology will not mean big bill rises

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2011 05:26 PM
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Claims that the costs of wind farms and other low carbon technology will lead to sharp rises in fuel bills are wrong, government advisers say.
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Nasa develops space harpoon to take samples from comets

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2011 04:56 PM
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Nasa is developing a harpoon capable of taking samples from comets.
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Life possible on large regions of Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2011 03:58 PM
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With higher pressures and warmer temperatures beneath the Martian surface, Earth-like microorganisms could thrive
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