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Home-grown electricity

Buildings may soon be able to generate their own electricity from roofs, walls, windows – even benchtops – that come with in-built solar power capabilities.

dateOct 01, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Call to boycott killer robots

(Phys.org) -- Engineers should stop working on killer robots and kick the habit of military funding, a leading Australian applied ethicist has said.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Robotics
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It's Einstein versus Newton again

A simple bouncing ball has reignited a debate long thought settled: whose landmark physics theory is correct – Albert Einstein’s general relativity theory or Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity?

dateJun 13, 2012 in General Physics
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Music choice reflects mood

(Phys.org) -- What kind of music are you in the mood for? A new smartphone app designed to recommend music according to how listeners feel could provide insight into teen mental health.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Software
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The art of telling it like it isn't

There are certain things in life we'd rather not conjure up too vividly, and for this we have at our disposal a range of linguistic deodorisers, smokescreens and fig leaves. These are euphemisms. They are ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Bridging the gender-gap in maths

(Phys.org) -- A concerning gender-gap exists in career aspirations among Australian youth across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a new study has found.

dateMay 15, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Streams need trees to withstand climate change

(PhysOrg.com) -- More than twenty years of biological monitoring have confirmed the importance of vegetation for protecting Australia's freshwater streams and rivers against the ravages of drought and climate ...

dateFeb 10, 2012 in Environment
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Saving the snow leopard with stem cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of ...

dateJan 23, 2012 in Biotechnology
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