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Deepest ever high-resolution radio survey of Hubble Deep Field begun

Deepest ever high-resolution radio survey of Hubble Deep Field begun

Astronomers have begun the deepest ever high-resolution radio imaging of the region around the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), the images originally captured by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in the mid 1990s. The HDF led to the discovery of numerous galaxi…

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New field of chemistry has potential for making drugs inside patients — and more

New field of chemistry has potential for making drugs inside patients — and more

The traditional way of making medicines in a factory may be joined by a new approach in which doctors administer the ingredients for a medicine separately, and those ingredients combine inside patients’ bodies. That’s one promise from an emerging f…

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700 million devices expected to feature NFC by 2016: report

700 million devices expected to feature NFC by 2016: report

Smartphone connectivity is becoming increasingly important in our connected society. Technologies such as Near Field Communication (NFC), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth are now “must-have” features for consumers of most high-end smartphones.

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Magnetic field researchers target 100-tesla goal: Previous world record shattered during six-experiment pulse

Magnetic field researchers target 100-tesla goal: Previous world record shattered during six-experiment pulse

Researchers have met the grand challenge of producing magnetic fields in excess of 100 tesla while conducting six different experiments.

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Swarming and transporting

Swarming and transporting

On its own, an ant is not particularly clever. But in a community, the insects can solve complicated tasks. Researchers intend to put this “swarm intelligence“ to use in the logistics field. Lots of autonomous transport shuttles would provide an alte…

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Hard electronics: Hall effect magnetic field sensors for high temperatures and harmful radiation environments

Hard electronics: Hall effect magnetic field sensors for high temperatures and harmful radiation environments

Researchers have invented Hall effect magnetic field sensors that are operable at high temperatures and harmful radiation conditions. The sensors will find applications in space craft and nuclear power stations.

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Artificial intelligence pioneer wins A.M. Turing Award

Artificial intelligence pioneer wins A.M. Turing Award

Judea Pearl, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, has been awarded the prestigious 2011 A.M. Turing Award.

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Cancer epigenetics: Breakthrough in identifying target genes

Cancer epigenetics: Breakthrough in identifying target genes

Cancer is usually attributed to faulty genes, but growing evidence from the field of cancer epigenetics indicates a key role for the gene “silencing” proteins that stably turn genes off inside the cell nucleus. A new study promises to speed research in…

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Solar storm shakes Earth magnetic field

Solar storm shakes Earth magnetic field

A solar storm shook the Earth’s magnetic field early Friday, but scientists said they had no reports of any problems with electrical systems.

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Apple, you win: I want an iPad

Apple, you win: I want an iPad

When Apple introduced the iPad, it came out of left field, much like the iPhone and the iPod before it. Almost nobody believed it would be as successful as it has been and I doubt anyone predicted it would shake up and transform the PC industry in less…

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