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Reflected glory

A3Ddisplaythatallowscardesignerstogeneratehologram-likeimagesisbeingdevelopedattheUniversityofStrathclyde(UK2307373).Arapidlyscanninglaserprojectsthecomputerimageontoascreenthatmovesbackwardsandforwar

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The hole that will not mend

ByFredPearceIFYOUenjoybaringyourfleshtotheSunyoumaybeinterestedtoknowthat

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The X factor

ByMichaelDayASURPRISINGrolereversalinthemale-afflictedworldofgeneticdiseasehasbeenuncoveredbyscientistsintheUS.TheysaythatarareformofmentalretardationisclearlylinkedtoafaultygeneontheXchromosomebut

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Look, I can speak properly

ByPhilipCohenASTARRINGroleinashortfilmcantransformthelifeofachildwhostutters

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Heartsick

ThehearttransplantunitatGrooteSchuurHospitalinCapeTown

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Dining with the enemy

ByBobHolmesSOMETIMESrivalryisagoodthing

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Lethal hybrid decimates harvest

ByPeterMcGrathTWOspeciesofvirusthatattackcassavahavemergedintoanew

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Bust to boom

ByFredPearceETHIOPIA

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A sound idea

Soundengineersenhancethesoundofstereoinconcertsbyshiftingthephaseofthestereoloudspeakers.Thismakesthemusicsoundwider.Butthetechnique“workstoowell”

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Thou shalt not…

ByJonathanKnightBudapestPEOPLEwhowanttoengineergenesforalivingwillsoonhavetojoinaprofessionalsocietyandfollowacodeofconduct.RaySpier

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Pirates sunk

Sonyclaimstohaveperfectedthesystemthatmakesdigitalvideodiscs(DVD)impossibletocopy(EP771108).Macrovisionhadtriedtothwartthepiratesbyshiftingthephaseofthepulsethatstabilisesthecolourpicture

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Seven days in orbit

ByDanCharlesRUSSIANcosmonautswhoventuredintothedamagedmoduleoftheMirspacestationlastweekputtheirtrustinaseriesofsimulationsthatpromisedtheywouldnotencountershardsofglassortoxicchemicals.AccordingtoJoh

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Stop feeding the bugs

ByDeboraMacKenzieWATERcompaniesshouldstopaddingphosphatetodrinkingwater

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Lambda to the slaughter

ByMarkWardAFAMOUScomputermodelthattriedtopredictthelevelofchaosnecessarytokick-startlifeonEarthseemstohavegottheanswerwrong.Tenyearsago

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Pigs move closer to the operating table

ByJonathanKnightHUNGARIANresearchershavebuiltartificialchromosomesthatcansurviveinanimalsasdiverseashamstersandhumans.Thesedesignerchromosomesmaymakeiteasiertomovegroupsofgenesfromoneorganismtoanother

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Volcanic sneezes

ByRobEdwardsIFMontserratblows

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HIV origins

ARAREformofHIVcausedthefirstknowncaseofAIDS.Thissuggeststhattheviruscrossedtohumansfromananimalreservoironmorethanoneoccasion

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Cleaner waters

Antibodiesmadeinplantscanmopuptracesofpesticidesinthewaterthatrunsofffarmers’fields

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Promising the Earth

ByFredPearceBUREAUCRATSattheUNEnvironmentProgrammethisweekstandaccusedofcensoringvitalscientificadvicetogovernmentsonhowtosavetheozonelayer.Angryscientistssaythatastudyonthepracticalitiesofbanningmeth

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Fluorine in space

ANORBITINGspacetelescopehascaughtsightofhydrogenfluoridemoleculesinaninterstellarcloudofgas.“Thisisthefirstsightingoffluorine-bearingmoleculesinspace

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Feeling the heat

Thissummer’swarmweathermaybeputtingeveryoneinBritaininaholidaymood

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Dreams as big as an ocean

ByBobHolmesUNLESSafifthoftheworld’soceansareprotected

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Prize seaweed

Pioneeringworkthatunlockedthegeneticsecretsofseaweed’sabilitytosoakupheavymetalshaswonaprizefromtheWelshDevelopmentAgency.ViolaSampson

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A monkey could make it

ByAdrianBarnettSOMEmonkeystrytheirhandatabitof“artwork”

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Making waves

AnewtypeofscalethatusesmicrowavestoweighobjectshasbeendevelopedbyresearchersintheUS.Microwave-resonantcavitiestrapmicrowavessothattheyresonate—inthesamewayassoundwavesresonatewhensomeonesingsintheshow

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In brief : Divide and rule

THEhostilerelationshipbetweendifferentmetalsmaygiveengineersawaytomanufacturehundredsofnanowiresquickly.ScientistsatMichiganTechnologicalUniversityinHoughtonheatedtinandgermaniumonawafer.Littletinblob

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Patents : Beleaguered beluga

ByBarryFoxThebestcaviarcomesfrombeluga,

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Technofile : Martian music

ThenextNASAmissiontoMarswillhaveamicrophoneonboardtorecordsoundsfromtheRedPlanet.ThesoundsrecordedbythemicrophoneontheMarsPolarLander

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Technofile : Le bug millennium

TheFrenchloveaffairwithcreditcardsiscausingproblemsforthenation’sshopkeepers.Morethanamillioncreditanddebitcardsissuedthismonthhaveexpirydatesthatfallafter2000.Someretailersarefindingthattheirelectron

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Angels with dirty faces - White lead and pollution blackened the pure image

ByAndyCoghlanVICTORIANgaslampsprobablyblackenedthepalefacesofangelsonan800-year-oldilluminatedmanuscript

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Newswire : Fighting talk

Courtroomlawyershavehighertestosteronelevelsthantheircolleaguesinlessconfrontationaljobs

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Clean bill of health for particle trap

ByMickHamerATLEAST95percentofthemicroscopicspecksofsootindieselexhaustcanberemovedbyaparticletrapdevelopedbyaBritishcompany

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Pests with a purpose - Why farmers must offer refuge to their worst enemies

ByKurtKleinerWashingtonDCCOMPANIESsellingcropsthathavebeengeneticallyengineeredtomaketheirownpesticidemusttakestepstostopinsectsdevelopingresistancetothepoison

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High anxieties - What the WHO doesn't want you to know about cannabis

ByDavidConcarHEALTHofficialsinGenevahavesuppressedthepublicationofapoliticallysensitiveanalysisthatconfirmswhatageinghippieshaveknownfordecades:cannabisissaferthanalcoholortobacco.Accordingtoadocume

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In brief : Grassroots rebellion

PLANTScanstealnutrientsfrommicrobes

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Technofile : Software sentry

It’sbrilliantlytimed.NeatlycoincidingwiththelatestBritishresearchonrepetitivestraininjuryisasoftwaresystemalertingcomputeroperatorstokeyboardormouseusethatmightleadtoRSI.TheErgoSentrysoftwareforWindow

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Bean bag

ByHarveyBlackBIODEGRADABLEplasticbagsmadefromsoyabeanswouldbegoodfortheenvironment.Theydon’ttakeuplandfillspace

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In brief : Dinosaur bridge

ATOOTHfromaduck-billeddinosaur

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A far cry - Echoes are arriving from beyond the visible Universe

ByMarcusChownTHEmostpowerfulexplosionsintheUniverse—gamma-raybursters—areevenmoreawesomethananyoneimagined

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Feel that sight

ByAlisonMotlukFEELINGakeyinyourpocketisalmostlikeseeingitonatable:youcanpickoutitsshapealmostasifyoucanseeit.Buthowdoestactileinformationproduceavisualmentalimage?NeuroscientistsinSwedensaytheyma

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Netropolitan :

Whynotstayoutofdangerandinventyourtrip?Youcouldworkupaprettyconvincinglibraryoftravellers’talesaboutLebanon

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Lawn menace - Bad light stops growth

ByBarryFoxTHEever-increasingsizeofsportsstadiumsisgreatforspectators.Buttheyarenotgoodforthegrass

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Patents : Soft landing

ByBarryFoxScaffoldersandroofersarealwaysatriskoffallingfromagreatheight

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Jabs fight death after dinner

ByAndyCoghlanAPROTOTYPEvaccineagainstEscherichiacoliO157

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Newswire : Longest legs

Aspiderinazoologist’sbackgardeninScotlandcouldbecometheworld’slargest.RobertBustardfromPerthshirehasatwo-yearoldGoliathbird-eatingspiderthathesayswillsoonoutgrowthecurrentrecordholder

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Two-faced killer - Blocking the paths of twin proteins might put a stop to Ebola

ByPhilipCohenAGENEwithasplitpersonalitycouldexplainwhytheEbolavirusissodangerous

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Patents : Clever clogs

ByBarryFoxForthefifthyearrunning

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Danger, shrimps at work - Mangroves are at the mercy of shrimp farmers

ByJeffHechtCOASTALmangrovesmaybesavedfromdestructioninLatinAmericabyshrimpfarmers’growingecologicalawareness

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Newswire : Cloning ban fails

TheUSSenatehasrejectedabilltooutlawhumancloning.Thebill

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Focus : Hidden perils - Coping with risks to public health is fraught with danger. Should governments lay down the law, or publish what they know and let people decide for themselves?

ByRobertMatthewsFEWpoliticalissuesaremorefraughtthanthoseinvolvingrisk.TheBritishgovernmentislearningthisthehardway.Itsresponsestoapossiblelinkbetweenmadcowdisease(BSE)andhumans

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塔吉克斯坦与教育局在杜尚别讨论的合作前景

5月17日

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