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'Mighty Mouse' robot frees stuck radiation source

A Sandia National Laboratories robot recently withstood enough radiation to kill 40 men in freeing a stuck radiation source -- the size of a restaurant salt shaker -- at a White Sands Missile Range lab so that ...

Dec 15, 2005
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Science historian cracks the 'Plato code'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked "The Plato Code" - the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher's writings.

Jun 28, 2010
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The forgotten methane source

In the last few years, more and more research has focused on the biosphere; particularly, on how gases which influence the climate are exchanged between the biosphere and atmosphere. Researchers from the Max ...

Jan 11, 2006
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Researchers stumped by drug addiction paradox

From chocolate and caffeine to nicotine and cocaine, many of our most addictive foods and drugs come from plant toxins. Considering that plants originally developed these toxins to deter herbivorous predators, ...

Apr 16, 2008 feature
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Cow Backpacks Trap Methane Gas

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an attempt to understand the extent of cow flatulence on global warming, scientists in Argentina are strapping plastic bags to the backs of cows to capture their emissions.

Jul 11, 2008 weblog
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A mighty number falls

Mathematicians and number buffs have their records. And today, an international team has broken a long-standing one in an impressive feat of calculation.

May 21, 2007
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The mathematics of cloaking

The theorists who first created the mathematics that describe the behavior of the recently announced "invisibility cloak" have revealed a new analysis that may extend the current cloak's powers, enabling it to hide even act ...

Dec 26, 2006
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Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals

(Phys.org) —Randy Schekman winner (with colleagues) of the Nobel Prize this year in the Physiology or Medicine category for his work that involved describing how materials are carried to different parts ...

Dec 10, 2013 weblog
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