New Test Makes Cheating With Drugs in Sports Easier to Detect

A new mass spectrometry test can help sports anti-drug doping officials to detect whether an athlete has used drugs that boost naturally occurring steroid levels. The test is more sensitive compared to previous alternatives, ...

When It Comes to Brains, Size Matters

Findings of a three-year study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Florida, Gainesville run counter to the popular belief that women have better language skills than men.

Ultrafast look into atoms and molecules

New record in ultrafast metrology: Physicists at Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich are the first to produce light pulses lasting only 80 attoseconds.

A novel X-ray source could be brightest in the world

[B]Oscillator projected to increase current brightness by millions of times[/B] The future of high-intensity x-ray science has never been brighter now that scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory ...

The genetics of Anarchy

A study of honeybee 'anarchy' has uncovered several regions of the genome that influence cheating behaviour.

Record boost for ATV to raise ISS orbit

For the second time since April, ESA's Jules Verne ATV was used to raise the orbit of the International Space Station yesterday. A record boost from the 20 minute burn of the Automated Transfer Vehicle's main engines successfully ...

New technique to optimize computer speed

Who doesn’t dream of increasingly fast computers that consume less and less energy? To design these computers of the future, it is important to be able to control nanoscale strain in the processors. Until now, this strain ...

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