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Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago
Monday, 28 July 2014
A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical origins.
Can robots be the perfect sports fan?
Monday, 28 July 2014
Korean scientists have developed robots that cheer, chant, perform the Mexican Wave, and interact with fans who can't go to the stadium to support their favourite team.
Here's why your phone and laptop batteries degrade so fast
Monday, 28 July 2014
Researchers have figured out what makes rechargeable batteries degrade so quickly, paving the way for new, longer-lasting technology.
Germany named world's most energy efficient country
Sunday, 27 July 2014
A new report has ranked the world’s nations according to their energy efficiency, and Germany has come out on top.
 A chemical-free solution to stop bread from getting mouldy
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Scientists have finally found a way to make bread last longer—and the new method replaces chemical preservatives with ingredients sourced from plants.
New blood test aims for universal cancer detection
Sunday, 27 July 2014
A simple blood test that can detect different types of cancer is being developed by researchers in the UK.
Scientists have created a computer program to track every cell in a developing embryo
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The kaleidoscopic 3D computer model traces the movement of hundreds of thousands of cells.
New drug target makes cancer treatments more effective
Saturday, 26 July 2014
By targeting a specific molecule found in blood vessels, researchers in the UK have rendered both chemotherapy and radiation therapies far more effective in killing tumours.
Russia has lost a satellite full of geckos
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The reptiles were sent into space to observe mating in zero gravity.
UNSW students break a longstanding world record with solar car
Friday, 25 July 2014
The team of students behind the Sunswift eVe has broken a 26-year-old speed record.

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