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Microsoft Billionaire Takes On Cell Biology
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Microsoft Billionaire Takes On Cell Biology

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Paul Allen plans to pump US$100 million into investigating the most basic unit of life—the cell.

Physics: Quantum Computer Quest
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Physics: Quantum Computer Quest

When asked what he likes best about working for Google, physicist John Martinis does not mention the famous massage chairs in the hallways, or the free snacks available...

Microscopy: Hasten High Resolution
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Microscopy: Hasten High Resolution

The best electron and scanning probe microscopes today can resolve individual atoms and chemical bonds.

­S Regulators Move on Thought-Controlled Prosthetics
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­S Regulators Move on Thought-Controlled Prosthetics

For the first time since accidents severed the neural connection between their brains and limbs, a small number of patients are reaching out and feeling the world...

Joint Effort Nabs Next Wave of ­S Supercomputers
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Joint Effort Nabs Next Wave of ­S Supercomputers

Once locked in an arms race with each other for the fastest supercomputers, US national laboratories are now banding together to buy their next-generation machines...

China Predicted to Outspend the US on Science By 2020
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China Predicted to Outspend the US on Science By 2020

China is on track to overtake the United States in research and development (R&D) spending by the end of the decade, according to a report on the global state of...

Space-Time Visionary
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Space-Time Visionary

Thanks to theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, real science is embedded in Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, in which explorers seek a new home for humankind.

Neuroscience: Brains of Norway
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Neuroscience: Brains of Norway

The fact that Edvard and May-Britt Moser have collaborated for 30 years—and been married for 28—has done nothing to dull their passion for the brain.

Chinese Science Gets Mass Transformation
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Chinese Science Gets Mass Transformation

Change is coming to the institute that has been at the heart of China's scientific development since the communist state began.

Plate Tectonics Found on Europa
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Plate Tectonics Found on Europa

If you have got an idea for how to study Europa, then NASA wants to hear from you.

Organic Synthesis: The Robo-Chemist
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Organic Synthesis: The Robo-Chemist

In faded photographs from the 1960s, organic-chemistry laboratories look like an alchemist's paradise.

Fiendish Million-Dollar Proof Eludes Mathematicians
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Fiendish Million-Dollar Proof Eludes Mathematicians

Is a solution to one of the most important, beautiful and potentially lucrative problems in mathematics right around the corner?

Space Agencies Battle to Keep Mars Mission on Track
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Space Agencies Battle to Keep Mars Mission on Track

Delays and funding problems are threatening to push back the planned launch of ExoMars, a European and Russian rover designed to search for life on the red planet...

Fiendish Wheat Genome Reveals Grain's History
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Fiendish Wheat Genome Reveals Grain's History

A draft genome sequence of wheat promises to speed efforts to breed new types of one of the world's most important crops — and to reveal the tangled genomic history...

Row Hits Flagship Brain Plan
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Row Hits Flagship Brain Plan

The European Union's high-profile, €1-billion Human Brain Project, launched last October, has come under fire from neuroscientists, who claim that poor management...

Brain Wave Hits California
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Brain Wave Hits California

As US science agencies firm up plans for a national ten-year neuroscience initiative, California is launching an ambitious project of its own.

Ambitious Plans For Brain Project Unveiled
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Ambitious Plans For Brain Project Unveiled

A working group of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented a ten-year plan for the agency's portion of a major neuroscience initiative announced last...

Theoretical Physics: Complexity on the Horizon
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Theoretical Physics: Complexity on the Horizon

When physicist Leonard Susskind gives talks these days, he often wears a black T-shirt proclaiming "I ♥ Complexity".

Computer Model Predicts Academic Success
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Computer Model Predicts Academic Success

The mantra "publish or perish" is drilled into every early-career scientist—and for good reason, a computer model suggests.

Nasa Plans Mars Sample-Return Rover
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Nasa Plans Mars Sample-Return Rover

NASA's Curiosity rover is in the prime of its life, exploring the rocks, soil and air of Mars. But the agency is already planning its successor—and this time, the...
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