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Animation shows how Washington landslide hit 100 km/h

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:20
This simulation of the devastating landslide in Oso, Washington, on 22 March shows just how fast the liquefied rock, sand and clay rushed across the ground
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Start-ups fuel boom in small-scale nuclear power

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:00
A new wave of nuclear scientists aim​s to build small-scale reactors that provide carbon-free power more cheaply and safely than today's huge power plants






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Wire up hives to keep bees happy and healthy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00
A do-it-yourself hive, complete with sensors to track temperature, humidity and pollution will keep your bees happy and stress-free






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Feedback: The forgotten dolls of science

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00
Barbie mummified, spam from around the world, the arithmetic of the UK parliament, and more (full text available to subscribers)






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Online army helps map Guinea's Ebola outbreak

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:18
Health workers responding to an Ebola outbreak in Guinea had no maps to go on, so they turned to the internet for help






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Synthetic biology can supplement traditional farmers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:00
Traditional spice producers and synthetic biologists don't have to compete – there's room for both






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Digitising cave art will prevent it being lost forever

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:00
Virtual records of fragile archaeological sites will preserve them for future generations when it's not possible to defend them from the elements






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Engineered vaginas grown in women for the first time

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:30
Lab-grown vaginas made from the recipient's own cells have changed the lives of four young women, allowing them to have sex for the first time






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LHC spots particle that may be new form of matter

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:31
Can matter be made of four quarks bound together? The discovery of a new particle has been confirmed at the LHC and may be our best hope of an answer






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Banish jet lag with a handy mathematical scheduler

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:00
An app based on a complex mathematical model promises full recovery from jet lag in just a few days, even for extreme time zone shifts






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Pharma to fork: How we'll swallow synthetic biology

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:00
Our best antimalarial drug comes from a plant, but now modified microbes are brewing it in a factory. Synthetic biology has got real – and food may be next (full text available to subscribers)






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Command a glowing robot horde to do your bidding

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:23
Squadrons of scurrying "pixelbots" swarm into shapes based on your gestures or what you draw on a tablet






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Flies steer like mini-helicopters to avoid attackers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:00
High-speed cameras and winged robots have revealed how flies can dodge danger in less time than it takes us to blink






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Ghostly glasses let you learn through a teacher's eyes

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:30
The Ghostman system shows your teacher's movements superimposed over your own in real time. It could help people in remote areas who need physiotherapy






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Is stockpiling pandemic flu drugs shrewd or misguided?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:40
A group questioning the stockpiling of antiviral drugs has renewed its claim that they don't work. What does the evidence say, asks Debora MacKenzie






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Today on New Scientist

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: consciousness as a state of matter, genetic testing of unconceived children, NASA's Martian flying saucer and more
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Record-breaking cable car for La Paz's crazy commutes

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:34
Commuting is a nightmare in the crowded canyon where Bolivia's capital lies. An 11-kilometre-long cable car system is the answer to the citizens' prayers






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Ringed asteroid will make a star blink out over Africa

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:19
The first known asteroid with Saturn-like rings will cross in front of a star this month, perhaps revealing clues to how the thin rings stay in shape






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A smart way to get personal with the future

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:45
The FutureEverything festival brought together art, ideas and innovation to reveal how people can take control of data about them and their surroundings






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Parental guidance advised over virtual embryos

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:00
The ability to create simulations of unconceived children by virtually shuffling the prospective parents' genomes poses questions for us all






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