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http://www.independent.co.uk, Stev Connor

A milestone has been reached in the 60-year struggle to harness the nuclear reactions that power the Sun in an experiment that could lead to a way of producing an unlimited source of clean and sustainable energy in the form of nuclear fusion.

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The Telegraph

A gene which may make people more intelligent has been discovered by scientists. Researchers have found that teenagers who had a highly functioning NPTN gene performed better in intelligence tests.

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arclein

Zhang and his team constructed a non-natural synthetic enzymatic pathway that strip all charge potentials from the sugar to generate electricity in an enzymatic fuel cell. Then, low-cost biocatalyst enzymes are used as catalyst instead of costly plat

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http://veda.wikidot.com

Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development was being b

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http://www.bloomberg.com, By Kathleen Miller

The Pentagon is exploring the development of implantable probes that may one day help reverse some memory loss caused by brain injury. The goal of the project, still in early stages, is to treat some of the more than 280,000 troops who have suffe

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nanowerk.com

Extreme weather events like super-typhoon Haiyan and hurricane Sandy can have major negative impacts on the world economy. So far, however, the effects on global production and consumption webs are missing from most assessments.

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arclein

As the holiday season gets into full swing, one inevitable byproduct of the widespread cheer will be masses of waste wrapping paper. One interesting idea to reduce this comes via Eden's Paper, which is billed as a "100 percent plantable wrapping pa

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Ultrasound is one of several noninvasive methods that stimulate the brain. Another is transcranial magnetic stimulation, which stimulates the brain with magnets. A third is transcranial direct current stimulation, which uses electrodes to deliver a w

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