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Do Mekong River Dams Need to Ruin Villages?

Towards an algorithm for dam operators that will increase fish harvests and still generate power...

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Electric Cars, Perpetual Motion and the Home Energy Mobius Strip

Energy from electric cars could power our lives - but only if we improve the system ...

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The Space That Holds the Stars

Professor Bobby Acharya on the Depth of Dimensions in Physics and Mathematics...

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Desalination: Cleaner, Better Ways to Turn Deserts Green

MIT researchers tackle what happens when the river runs dry...

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Who Left the Ichthyosaur in The Storeroom Again?

New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom ...

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Turning ‘Ol Sawbones to ‘Ol Screwbones

Making surgical screws from bones ...

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Sculpting Noise for Better Electronics

Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement ...

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Sun in a Box! Storing Light in Soundwaves

University of Sydney researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves...

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Genehunters: Genome Sequencing While you Wait

Kew Scientists sequence a whole genome on a Welsh mountainside to identify a plant species within hours...

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Faster Video, An End To Buffering, More Cats!

CSAIL's machine-learning system enables smoother streaming that can better adapt to different network conditions....

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How Goldfish Make Alcohol

Scientists reveal how goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen ...

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Can You Really Use Insects to Tell if A Body’s Been Moved?

Forensic entomology is more complicated than it looks on TV...

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Eat Yourself Sozzled: Tracking the Alcohol in Red Wine Sauce

Can you get intoxicated by pouring beer or wine into your sauce or stew? New research provides the answer...

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Could Artificial Photosynthesis = Global Cooling? Ask a Boffin

Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air ...

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Asteroids: If the impact doesn’t get you, what will?

In an asteroid impact, violent winds, shock waves from impacts pose greatest threat to humans...

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Print Me a New House, Boffin! Digital Fabrication

Digital fabrication in architecture ...

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Drug-Producing Artificial Leaf Can Grow Paracetemol on Mars

Artificial leaf serves as mini-factory for drugs ...

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Soft-Touch Robotics, Coming to a Rub Shop Near You

New robot has a human touch ...

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Modified Sawdust Mops Up Oil Spills

Sawdust reinvented into super sponge for oil spills ...

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First World Problems: Decoding the Uncombable Hair Gene

Uncombable hair gene discovered ...

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Ham – A Touch TOO Heston?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging to predict the salt content of Iberian ham ...

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FastFags: Growing More Tobacco, Quicker Tobacco

Scientists at MIPT beat the clock by quickly finding out what makes plants tick...

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The Next Step for Renewable Energy. Literally

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet ...

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You WILL Go Into The Round Hole! Genomics Creates Climateproof Grapes

Genomics breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties ...

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Fuzzy Logic, Artisan Mathematicians: The Quest for Organic Computers

Turning to the brain to reboot computing ...

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Can You Boost Your Brain With a Battery? With tDCS, Hells Yeah!

Electrifying brain circuits may decrease depressive symptoms and chronic pain...

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It’s All in Your Head: Beer, Foam and Sloshing

Analysis reveals capillary effects that dampen sloshing...

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Get Yo Head Out Da Bassbin! Moving Objects With Acoustics Alone

Dances with waves: Breakthrough in moving small objects using acoustics ...

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Dark Matter: New Data on The Real Fifth Element

UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature ...

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Ketone Drink : (Yet Another) Perfomance Enhancer for Cyclists

Ketone drink gives competitive cyclists a boost by altering their metabolism ...

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