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'Turning point' in fusion energy achieved

US scientists have announced an important milestone in the costly, decades-old quest to develop fusion energy, which, if harnessed successfully, promises a nearly inexhaustible energy source for future generations. For the first t

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Relapse of HIV in patients spurs Aids study

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit

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Scientists make world's most detailed 3D brain map

Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions. The so-called "Big Brain" project, which to

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Computers will see, smell and taste in 5 years

IBM recently revealed a list of innovations that will mark the era of cognitive systems when computers will, in their own way, see, smell, touch, taste and hear, changing the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.

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Hope as scientists map initial anti-ageing formula

  Scientists in Hong Kong appear to have mapped out a formula that can delay the ageing process in mice, a discovery they hope to replicate in people.   Their finding, published in the December issu

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French, US scientists win Nobel for Quantum work

A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them, which could make it possible to build a new kind of computer far more powerful than any seen before.

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Japanese, UK scientists win Nobel medicine prize

A British and a Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for work on creating stem cells, opening the door to new methods to diagnose and treat diseases. Briton John Gurdon and Japan's Shinya Yamanaka equa

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Experts develop salt-tolerant, high-yield wheat

Scientists in Australia have crossed a popular, commercial variety of wheat with an ancient species, producing a hardy, high-yielding plant that is tolerant of salty soil.      The researchers, who published their

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Scientists detect hints of 'God particle'

Scientists said they have gotten even closer to proving the existence of the elusive Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle" that supplies mass to matter and would complete Albert Einstein's theory of the universe. Analyzing data from so

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Computers to assess psychiatric risk

Computer programmes can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, scientists said on Thursday. In a

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