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The rise of 3D printing means it’s now easy to create objects to any design we like from scratch, something that’s already finding particular use in medicine, with 3D printed customised prosthetics or even replacement bones such as hip joints. Going one…
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The Hubble Space Telescope has obtained evidence of Jupiter’s moon Europa erupting plumes of water vapour, NASA reports. Hubble first caught a glimpse of the jets in December 2012, but now more plumes have been revealed using a different technique. The…
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The arrival of NASA’s Dawn mission at the huge asteroid “1 Ceres” in early 2015 has turned out to have been well worth waiting for. This dwarf planet is the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and was the first to be discovered.…
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Back in 1974, whilst Donald Johanson and Tom Gray were travelling together at the site of Hadar in Etiopia, Johnson discovered a hominid proximal ulha (forearm bone). Shortly thereafter, he discovered an occipital (skull) bone, a femur, some ribs, a…
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Apple is definitely one of the largest and most powerful companies on the planet. Pulling in revenues of approximately $230 million a year, it is the 9th biggest corporation on Earth. With the world its playing field, Apple has made its way into millions…
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The Earth beneath your feet is “humming” all the time. Typically these vibrations are too faint and low-frequency for your ears to hear. But they can be detected by seismometers, the instruments designed to study the generally more powerful vibrations…
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For nearly nine decades, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that life began from a series of chemical reactions in a warm pond on Earth’s surface, triggered by an external energy source…
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Remember the graph paper you used at school, the kind that’s covered with tiny squares? It’s the perfect illustration of what mathematicians call a “periodic tiling of space”, with shapes covering an entire area with no overlap or gap. If we moved the…
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Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars. The moon trip took three days; a Mars trip will likely take most of a year. The difference is in more than just time. We’ll need many more…
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Sharks are the ultimate predators of the aquatic realm thanks to one character in particular – teeth. Not only are shark’s teeth razor sharp but they are also constantly regrown throughout life, gradually replaced like a conveyor belt of rows of teeth,…
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