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Power can corrupt even the honest

When appointing a new leader, selectors base their choice on several factors and typically look for leaders with desirable characteristics such as honesty and trustworthiness. However once leaders are in power, can we trust ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Testing the shelf-life of nuclear reactors

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls and TerraPower based in Bellevue, Washington, have demonstrated the power of high-energy beams of ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Materials Science
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Pilot whales have 'mummy's boys,' too

(Phys.org) —A Liverpool John Moores University scientist has revealed that sons are a bigger drain on resources than daughters for pilot whale mothers, but mums are powerless to ease the burden.

dateJan 27, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Defining the graphene family tree

There has been an intense research interest in all two-dimensional (2D) forms of carbon since Geim and Novoselov's discovery of graphene in 2004. But as the number of such publications rise, so does the ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Rapid cooling leads to stronger alloys

A team of researchers from the University of Rostock in Germany has developed a new way to rapidly produce high strength metallic alloys, at a lower cost using less energy than before. It's expected that this breakthrough ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Materials Science
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