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2019-03-04 12:16:01

Technology: Generator sparks hope for cheap electricity

BRITISHresearchershavebuiltwhattheyclaimtobetheworld’sfirstelectricgeneratorfromhightemperaturesuperconductors.Attheheartofthegeneratorisacoilofsuperconductingwiremadefromyttriumbariumcopperoxide.Theg

2019-03-04 12:16:01

AIDS conference hears demands for 'bill of rights'

BySHARONKINGMANinMONTREALPRESIDENTKennethKaundaofZambiathisweekmadeaheartfeltpleaforthesuperpowerstoabandonnuclearweaponsinfavourofthebattleagainstAIDS.Kaunda

2019-03-04 12:10:01

Soviet scientists blamed for poor potato yields

SCIENTISTSintheSovietUnionaretakingtheblameforasharpslumpintheUSSR’spotatoharvest.Twodecadesago

2019-03-04 12:06:01

Plutonium plant will hit arms talks

FORMERarmsnegotiatorsandscientistssentalettertoinfluentialmembersofCongressattheendofMaywarningthatbuildinganewplanttoproduceplutoniumfornuclearweaponswouldunderminetheUS’sstandonnonproliferation.TheN

2019-03-04 11:13:01

Science: Women take heart from a walk on the brisk side

EXERCISEnomoredauntingthanabriskwalkcanlowerlevelsofcholesterolintheblood

2019-03-04 11:10:01

Bush names a champion for science

ByHELENGAVAGHANinWASHINGTONDCTHEWHITEHouselastweeknominatedAllanBromley

2019-03-04 11:06:01

Fraud case reopened

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2019-03-04 10:14:01

Bacterial armoury joins fight against Alaskan spill

ByLEIGHDAYTONinVANCOUVERSCIENTISTSwiththeEnvironmentalProtectionAgency(EPA)intheUSplanthismonthtousebacteriathatconsumeoilinanexperimentalattempttotackletheoilspillwhichhasfouledthebeachesofAlaska’sPr

2019-03-04 10:13:01

Technology: Engineer peddles nonslip gear lever

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2019-03-04 09:08:01

Technology: Quiet typewriters

THEXEROXCorporationhascompletedfouryearsofresearchandspent$40milliondeveloping‘Piano’

2019-03-04 09:05:01

Science: Viral test offers hope of safer transfusions

ByCATHYREADTHECHIRONCorporation

2019-03-04 08:20:01

Genome's tortuous path

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2019-03-04 08:19:01

The end of the line for 'Stealth' bombers

THISphotographshowsproductionworkersaddingthefinaltouchestotheso-called‘Stealth’bombercommissionedbytheDepartmentofDefence.TheB-2bombersaredesignedtoevadedetectionbyradarandheatsensors.Theengineers

2019-03-04 08:18:01

Canada sinks its subs

THECANADIANgovernmentannouncedlastweekthatitwasscrappingplanstobuildafleetofnuclear-poweredsubmarinestopatroltheArcticoceanundertheicecap.Theplanispartofausteritymeasurestodealwithamountingbudgetdefic

2019-03-04 07:09:01

Plutonium gets a lift from Galileo

SCIENTISTSintheUSwhowishtobanishnuclearpowerfromspacehavedecidedtomakeanexceptionforNASA’sGalileomissiontoJupiter.TheGalileospacecraft

2019-03-04 06:16:01

Discord over plans to 'wreck' drug study – REMOVED

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2019-03-04 06:10:01

Technology: Gambian site prepares for stricken shuttles

ByPETERDACOSTAinBANJULNASAistoupgradeanairbaseinGambia

2019-03-04 05:15:01

Exxon's cleanup plan is a drop in the ocean

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2019-03-04 05:07:01

Technology: Salt breaks the back of motorway bridges

ByPETERREINATHECONCRETEbridgesinEngland’snetworkofmotorwaysandtrunkroadsarebeingeatenawaybythesaltthatkeepsthemclearoficeandsnow.ThebridgesaredeterioratingfarfasterthantheDepartmentofTransporthadexpec

2019-03-04 04:19:01

Technology: Satellites track the rise and fall of Etna

SCIENTISTSinFranceareusingsatellitestomonitorthesidesofEurope’smostactivevolcano

2019-03-04 04:13:01

North Sea accord

SCIENTISTSfromeightEuropeancountrieshaveagreedonthebroadshapeofaprogrammeofresearchtoassessthehealthoftheNorthSea.Thishasbeenachievedafter15monthsofsometimesdelicatenegotiationsbetweenseniormarinescie

2019-03-04 02:20:01

Fears grow for safety of 'champagne' nuclear dump

CONTROVERSYoverthesafetyofanewundergroundstoragesiteforradioactiveandchemicalwastecouldforcetheUStoshutdownpartofanuclearweaponscomplexthisautumn.Thereisafearthatanybodydrillingintothedumpinfuturecent

2019-03-04 02:15:01

Foreign shores lure 'demoralised' researchers from Britain

BySUSANWATTSBRITAIN’SNationalEngineeringLaboratory(NEL)hasmovedonestepclosertoprivatisationwiththearrivalontheindustryminister’sdeskofareportfromtheconsultancy

2019-03-04 01:16:01

Technology: Taking the twinkle out of stars

ByHELENGAVAGHANinWASHINGTONDCASTRONOMERSintheUSshouldsoongainaclearviewofthematerialaroundstarsfromwhichtheybelieveplanetsareformed.ResearchersledbySamuelDurranceatJohnsHopkinsUniversity

2019-03-04 01:11:01

German reprocessing plant runs out of money

CONSTRUCTIONatahalf-builtplantforreprocessingnuclearfuelatWackersdorfinWestGermanystoppedlastweek.WestGermanelectricalutilitiessaytheywillabandontheproject

2019-03-03 12:14:01

Prehistoric two-year-old could grip tree branches with her feet

ByMichaelMarshallAPREHISTORICyoungsterwholived3.3millionyearsagohadslightlyape-likefeetthatshecouldusetograspthebranchesoftrees.Thissuggeststhatyounghomininsspentmoretimeclimbingthanadultsdid.JeremyDe

2019-03-03 12:08:01

Spinning satellite

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2019-03-03 12:02:01

In Brief: Weighty problem

ThediscoveryofasimpleleadfishingweightshedsdoubtonCaptainCook’sclaimtobethefirstEuropeantosetfootontheshoresofTerraAustralis.Theweight

2019-03-03 11:06:01

Science: Quantum theorists hit the boredom threshold

ByWILLIAMBOWNThebiggestproblemfacingtheoreticalparticlephysicistsisboredom

2019-03-03 10:20:01

In Brief: Suspect virus

ScientistsbelievetheyhavenewevidencetostrengthenasuspectedlinkbetweenEpstein-BarrvirusandHodgkin’sdisease

2019-03-03 10:07:01

Secret report exposes fears for British science

ByWILLIAMBOWNConfidentialadvicetothegovernmentlatelastyearwarnedthatBritishsciencewasheadingfortrouble.AreportfromtheAdvisoryBoardfortheResearchCouncilsarguedthatnextyear’sbudgetwas‘substantiallylesst

2019-03-03 10:05:01

Young kids are surprisingly bad at using memory to plan ahead

HeroImages/plainpictureByChelseaWhyteATYPEofmemorycrucialforimaginingthefuturedoesn’tseemtodevelopinchildrenuntiltheageof5.Episodicmemoryletsusreflectonourpastandimagineourselvesinthefuture.Tofindoutw

2019-03-03 09:07:01

Science: A tunnel driven through the Galaxy's fog

ByKENCROSWELLinBOSTONAnastronomerintheUShasdiscoveredahugetunnelthroughourGalaxy.Thetunnel

2019-03-03 09:02:01

Landmine muncher automatically sifts soil and explodes them

TheHaloTrustByTimothyRevellINZIMBABWE

2019-03-03 08:14:01

Solar-powered nanotech could automatically defrost your car

DEFROSTINGcarwindowsisaheadacheinwinter

2019-03-03 08:13:01

Apple peel drug makes mice live longer by targeting a cause of ageing

ByAndyCoghlanWE’REbeginningtounderstandthecausesofageingandhowtoreversetheprocess

2019-03-03 08:03:01

A swarm of 3D printed cyclists reveals the best position in the pack

ChrisGraythen/GettyImagesBySteveCassidyTHETourdeFranceisunderwayagain.Astheywindtheirwaythroughthecountryside

2019-03-03 08:02:01

Technology: Reinventing the wheel

Abicyclewheelwithjustthreespokeswillmakeitsprofessionaldebutthisspring.Thewheelismoreaerodynamicthantraditionalspokedwheelsandavoidstheproblemthatdogsmanyprofessionalcyclistswhousesoliddiscwheels–that

2019-03-03 08:02:01

Dinosaurs discovered more than one way to get huge

DIPLODOCUSisthelargestcreaturetohavewalked

2019-03-03 07:15:01

How your personality predicts your attitudes towards Brexit

ChristopherFurlong/GettyImagesByDeboraMacKenzieREMAINERSandLeaversareequallylikelytomisinterpretinformationsothatitbetterfitstheirexistingbeliefs

2019-03-03 07:13:01

Technology: Free genes for sweet potatoes

ByMIKEWARDandANDYCOGHLANOneofthemostimportantfoodcropsindevelopingcountries

2019-03-03 06:15:01

South Africa wakes up to the threat of AIDS

BySUEARMSTRONGinJOHANNESBURGTheSouthAfricangovernmentistolaunchanAIDSeducationcampaigninschoolsinresponsetoalarmingnewfiguresaboutthespreadofthedisease.Ithasalsopromisedtoreviewthebanontelevisionadver

2019-03-03 04:17:01

MPs condemn government record on funding

InthefirstsciencedebateintheHouseofCommonsfortwoyears

2019-03-03 04:14:01

Judge backs case against passive smoking

ByIANANDERSONinMELBOURNEAnAustraliancourthasrulesthatpassivesmokingcauseslungcancer

2019-03-03 04:13:01

US feels heat on global warming stance

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCArecord-breakingheatwavesetthetonefornegotiationsonglobalwarminginWashingtonthisweek.WhiletheUS

2019-03-03 04:02:01

Science: Well-fed baboon babies become best reproducers

ByROGERLEWINinWASHINGTONDCAstudyofbaboonsinKenyashowsthattheoldadage‘youarewhatyoueat’istruerthanmighthavebeenimagined.StuartAltman

2019-03-03 03:14:01

The well runs dry for California's farmers

ByPRATAPCHATTERJEEinBERKELEYFacedwithafifthsuccessiveyearofdrought

2019-03-03 03:14:01

The cup that cheers environmentalists

Polystyrenecupsmaynotbetheenvironmentalvillainsofpopularimagination.Thepapercupspreferredbymanyenvironmentalistsarefarworseoffenders

2019-03-03 02:06:01

Wearing a tie may be restricting blood flow to your brain

TimothyMalone/EyeEm/GettyTIMEtoditchthetie?Thebusinessattirestapleseemstoreducebloodflowtothebrain.RobinLüddeckeatUniversityHospitalSchleswig-HolsteininGermanyandhiscolleaguesscannedthebrainsof15hea

2019-03-03 01:14:01

Landmine muncher automatically sifts soil and explodes them

TheHaloTrustByTimothyRevellINZIMBABWE

2019-03-02 12:16:01

60 Seconds

Theseafarers’talesweretrue.Anelusive“kissing”fishsohardtocatchthatanglersinAustraliacallit“bluebastard”hasbeendocumented–anditsnicknamehasstuck.ItsLatinnameisPlectorhinchuscaeruleonothus:Caeruleoisb