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Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space - Boing Boing

Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space - Boing Boing | Science Fun | Scoop.it
For many decades, a fantasy among space enthusiasts has been to invent a device that produces a net thrust in one direction, without any need for reaction mass. Of course, a reactionless space drive of this type is impossible.
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A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs - New York Times

A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs - New York Times | Science Fun | Scoop.it
A quick-grow laboratory technique, called microfragmenting, may make it possible to mass-produce reef-building corals for transplanting onto dead or dying reefs that took centuries to develop.
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'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.

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The woman who cracked Enigma cyphers

The woman who cracked Enigma cyphers | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Joan Clarke, the only female codebreaker to work alongside Alan Turing and his team during WW2, is brought to prominence by Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
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Mind-controlled gene switch made

Mind-controlled gene switch made | Science Fun | Scoop.it
A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.
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Heart of supernova reveals hints of hidden pulsar

Heart of supernova reveals hints of hidden pulsar | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Astronomers have detected the first signs of the birth of a neutron star at the heart of a supernova remnant.
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Milky Way hangs by a cosmic thread › News in Science (ABC Science)

Milky Way hangs by a cosmic thread › News in Science (ABC Science) | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Astronomers have identified our galaxy's position in the large scale structure of the cosmos.
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Kepler retires from planet-hunting

Kepler retires from planet-hunting | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Nasa is retiring the Kepler space telescope from planet-hunting because its pointing system is no longer fully functional.
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RAVE study finds Milky Way moves like a dance crowd › News in Science (ABC Science)

RAVE study finds Milky Way moves like a dance crowd › News in Science (ABC Science) | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Stars in the Milky Way move up and down like dancers in a mosh pit as they orbit the centre of the galaxy.
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'Memories' pass between generations

'Memories' pass between generations | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.

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Interesting...and in my family, anecdotal evidence suggests....

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Why science is NOT 'Just a Theory'

Have you ever heard 'evolution' dismissed as 'just a theory'? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. Subscribe...
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'Quantum reporters' measure magnetic resonance of one proton - physicsworld.com

'Quantum reporters' measure magnetic resonance of one proton - physicsworld.com | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Physicists turn quantum problem into an opportunity

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Crystal beauty: Illuminating the structure of matter

Crystal beauty: Illuminating the structure of matter | Science Fun | Scoop.it
To reveal the structure of molecules scientists use a process called crystallography. Now a photographer has captured images featuring details of the technique, illuminating the structure of matter itself.
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Rough touchdown forecast for historic comet landing

Rough touchdown forecast for historic comet landing | Science Fun | Scoop.it
The comet lander Philae will be in for a rough ride when it tries to touchdown on Comet 67P later this week.
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Fusion milestone passed at US lab

Fusion milestone passed at US lab | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.
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Exoplanet tally soars above 1,000

Exoplanet tally soars above 1,000 | Science Fun | Scoop.it
The number of observed exoplanets - those orbiting distant stars - passes 1,000 and of these, 12 might be habitable, scientists claim.
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'Most Earth-like' worlds detected

'Most Earth-like' worlds detected | Science Fun | Scoop.it
Scientists say Nasa's Kepler space telescope has found distant planets that may be the most Earth-like it has yet discovered.
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'Hellish' exoplanet has Earth-like mass › News in Science (ABC Science)

'Hellish' exoplanet has Earth-like mass › News in Science (ABC Science) | Science Fun | Scoop.it
The Earth-sized exoplanet Kepler-78b also has a mass and density similar to that of the Earth.
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