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The making of a moon

ByJeffHechtTHEleadingtheoryofhowtheMoonformedisintrouble.Aphysicistannouncedthisweekthatifitwasbornafteraplanet-sizedbodycollidedwiththeEarthinitsyouth

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All systems go

ByStewartTaggartAUSTRALIAcouldhavetwospaceportsonitssoilbytheendofthecentury.Accordingtothetwocompaniesinvolved

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A smoking gun

ByPhilCohenSanFranciscoCIGARETTEmanufacturershaveoftenwoncourtcasesonthebasisthatitisimpossibletotellwhetheraparticulartumourwascausedbycigarettesmokeoranunrelatedsource.Butthiscrucialdefencecouldsoon

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Power cut

Electrifiedscissorswillenablesurgeonstocutandsealbloodvesselsatthesametime,

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Womb for improvement

HEREDITYmaybelessimportantindeterminingintelligencethanscientiststhought

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While my nanoguitar gently weeps

THEworld’ssmallestguitarisaboutthesizeofahumanbloodcell

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永利游戏登录:Twist of fate

ByJeffHechtTHECRUSTandmantleoftheEarthtwisted90degreesarounditsliquidcoreinamereblinkofgeologicaltimearoundhalfabillionyearsago

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Teeth fallout

ByFredPearcePLUTONIUMfromtheSellafieldnuclearreprocessingplantinCumbriaisturningupinthebodiesofteenagechildrenrightacrossBritainandIreland

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Park and ride

AmemorableapproachtocarparkinghasbeenproposedbyJapan’stransportgiantHonda(UK2304934).Itsuggestsputtingamemorychipinvehicleswhichcanrecordtrickyparkingorhowtoputthecarintoagarage.Thechipstoresthesequen

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Strawberry fields forever

ByAndyCoghlanVINEweevilscausemillionsofpoundsofdamagetocropsofstrawberries

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A steady heart

ByWilsondaSilvaSydneyBYGROWINGheartcellsinthelaboratory

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All quiet on the drilling front

ByHarveyBlackTECHNOLOGYdevelopedtoshootdownnuclearmissilesisbeingputtoamoredown-to-earthuse—asasilentalternativetothepneumaticdrill.TheUSGovernment’sBrook-havenNationalLaboratoryinNewYorkhascreatedthe

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Tubby tubers

ByAndyCoghlanHOLDtheFrenchfries—themonsterchipisonitsway.GeneticengineersinGermanyhavecreatedapotatobigenoughtofeedafamilyofsixormaketheworld’slargestchips.Thepotatoeswerecreatedalmostaccidentallyaspa

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Only connect

LinkingupwithothersviatheWebisnotenoughforsomepeople.Manyaremoreconcernedwithconnectionsintherealworld—thattheirhairdresserhasthesamecolonicirrigationistasPrincessDianaforinstance.Apopularplayandfilm

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Waterworld

TheUSOfficeOfNavalResearchiscontemplatingbuildinganenormousseagoingnavalbase.Thefloating

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Asthma detector

Sussex-basedActionResearchisdevelopingasensortodetectasthmainchildrenunderfiveyearsold.Thesensormeasurestheamountofnitricoxideinachild’sbreath.Nitricoxideisassociatedwiththeinflammationthatasthmacause

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Quantum whistle-blower comes out of the cold

ByRobertPoolANexoticquantumcuriositythathashiddenfromresearchersfor30yearshascometolightinamundaneguise—afaintwhistleheardthroughapairofheadphones.“I’vebeenwaitingformanyyearstohearthatsound

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Sex on the radio

FarmersintheUSwhowanttoknowwhentheircowsbecomefertilecanglueaspecialpatchcalledHeatWatchtotheirtails.Insidethepatchisapiezoelectricsensorandatinyradiowitha400-metrerange.Farmersnormallyknowthatacowisi

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It takes two

Ifyouwanttogethealthy

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Hot shots

AnMPEGvideocamerathatconvertsmovingpicturesintodigitalcodeandstoresthemonaminiatureharddiscistobelaunchedinEuropebyelectronicsgiantHitachi.Buttheelectroniccircuitboardsinsidegeneratealotofheatandifthe

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永利游戏登录:The hottest rock in the world

ByBrianHomewoodRiodeJaneiroTWOAmericanswillappearincourtinRiodeJaneirothisweekchargedwithstealingapricelessmeteoritefromthecity’sNationalMuseumandtryingtosmuggleitoutofBrazil.Meteoriteexpertssaythecas

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In the blood

ByMichaelDayACONTROVERSIALtreatmentforAIDS

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Clone alone

Dollythesheepwillremainoneofakind—atleastforthetimebeing.IanWilmutoftheRoslinInstitutenearEdinburgh

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Every move you make . . .

ByDanCharlesWITHINthenextfewmonths

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Heat and destroy

ByIanAndersonAucklandACAKEtin

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Netropolitan :

TheAntarcticwildernessisprotectedbyinternationaltreaty.TheexcellentsiteoftheInternationalCentreforAntarcticInformationandResearch(http:

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Technofile : Light on leaks

DamagetobricksewerscannowbepickedupremotelybyalaserunitdevelopedbyThamesWater

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Netropolitan :

Youcankeepupwithwhat’shappeningtothewildareaswiththeWildernessInformationNetwork

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Consuming needs - Neglected but key food research is now on the cards

ByAndyCoghlanTHEblueprintforBritain’sFoodStandardsAgency(FSA)

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永利游戏登录:Dementia linked to faulty RNA

ByMichaelDaySMALLbutcatastrophicchangestogeneticinformationasitpassesbetweengeneandproteinmaybethemostimportantcauseofAlzheimer’sdisease

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Chain reaction - What do warehouses and chaotic systems have in common?

ByMarkWardICEinOttawaandtheshortageofteletubbiesacrossBritainjustbeforeChristmasmayhaveonethingincommon—chaos.RichardWildingfromtheUniversityofWarwickManufacturingGroupsaysthatsupplychainsofshopshavec

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Focus : On stony ground - The erosion of science within Britain's conservation agencies is having dire consequences for wildlife

ByRobEdwardsLESSthanfivekilometresfromtheheadquartersofEnglishNature

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Newswire : Dolly's baby

Thefirstsheepclonedfromanadultcellispregnant.DollymatednaturallywithaWelshmountainsheep.“We’renotgivingdetailsaboutwhenshematedorwhenthehappyeventisdue

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The dragnet closes in - Tobacco sleuths have put a biotech company in the dock

ByKurtKleinerWashingtonDCACALIFORNIANbiotechnologycompanyhasbeenchargedwithsmugglingtobaccoseedsoutoftheUSinordertogrowahigh-nicotinetobaccoplant.ThechargeslevelledatDNAPlantTechnologyofOaklandarethef

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Designer tunnel

ByNellBoyceAWINDtunnelthatshouldrevealwhetherthesuccessortothespaceshuttleneedstobecoveredwithheat-resistanttileswasannouncedlastweek.NASAwantstocoatthenewdesignoftheshuttle

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Newswire : Clean break

PetrolinSwedenwillcontainlesssulphurthananyinEuropeby2000.Swedishoilcompanieslastweekagreedtoswitchtopetrolcontainingfewerthan50partssulphurpermillion.PlannedEuropeanlegislationwillsetahigherlimitof15

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Netropolitan : Lone wolves

Inthe1930s

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Technofile : In the groove

ByembossinggroovesontoaCDinsteadofetchingthem

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Blind prejudice - "Hard" scientists believe they are immune to bias

ByRobertMatthewsPARAPSYCHOLOGY

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Patents : Guide lines

ByBarryFoxAmagneticguideonacaneforblindpeopleisbeingpatentedbytheMinnesotaMiningandManufacturingcompanyofStPaul(WO97/33548).Thetipofthecanecontainsasensorthatmeasuresthestrengthofamagneticfieldalongag

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Newswire : Green continent

Antarcticawillbesafefromminingandoilexplorationfor50years

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In brief : Auroras light up Saturn's poles

THEclearesteverpicturesofspectacularaurorasonSaturnhavebeenbeamedbackfromtheHubbleSpaceTelescope.Tentimessharperthanearlierpictures

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Make do and mend - Meet the supercomputer cobbled together on a shoestring from obsolete PCs

ByKevinBoydSanFranciscoTWOresearchersinTennesseehaveshownagainthatoneperson’strashisanother’streasure.TheyhavebuiltaserviceablesupercomputerbylashingtogetherafewdozenPCscontainingtheIntel486processor—

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永利游戏登录:Patents : Flying twins

ByBarryFoxAteamofRussianinventorsworkinginMoscowhavefiledaninternationalpatentapplication(WO97/33792)onanewapproachtorefuellingaircraftwhiletheyareflying.Normally

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The future in tow - Old waterways are coming into their own again with the revolution in communications

ByBarryFoxTOWPATHSonceusedbyhorsestopullbargesalongBritain’scanals—thecountry’sfirstcommunicationsnetwork—arenowcarryingthenation’slatestcommunicationsnetwork—thefibre-opticcablesthatwillfeedcabletele

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City dwellers dying for a breath of fresh air

ByMichaelDayAIRpollutionkillsupto24000peopleeachyearinBritain

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Piles of plutonium blow up big bomb fears

ByRobEdwardsWORLDstockpilesofcivilplutoniumwilltripleoverthenext12years

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Price of pet freedom - Quarantine rules protect Britain from more than just rabies

ByDeboraMacKenzieABOLISHINGBritain’squarantinelawswouldallowaclutchofdiseasesintothecountrythatkillmorepeopleinEuropethanrabies

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In brief : Smell-binding

MOLECULESinthenosethatcandetectthesmellofmeathavebeencaughtintheact.Oursenseofsmellisactivatedwhenvolatileorganiccompoundsintheairbindtooneormoreofaround1000differentproteinreceptorsonthesurfaceofcell

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Technofile : Fish market

AvirtualfishauctionhasbeencreatedbyscientistsworkingattheArtificialIntelligenceResearchInstituteinBarcelona.Thesoftware

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再见!

拉胡蒂国家学术剧院我看你70年代的照片我不敢相信

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