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Planet With 2 Mini-Suns Yields New Planet-Hunting Technique
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, research, nasa, science, planets, discovery )

- 4 days ago -
Astronomers have discovered a small super-Earth that's part of a strange threesome - its star is one of two small, closely-spaced twins in a binary star system, but the planet orbits just one twin at an Earth-like distance.
It's Time to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: pesticides, bees, neonicotinoid pesticides, human brain, nervous system, hormonal system )

- 6 days ago -
Bees have been dying off at alarming rates, and neonicotinoid pesticides are implicated in this decline. Bees aren't the only victims. "Neonic" pesticides may harm the human brain, nervous system and hormonal system
A Step Closer to Bio-Printing Transplantable Tissues and Organs
Science & Tech  (tags: Bio-printing )

- 7 days ago -
"One of the greatest challenges to the engineering of large tissues and organs is growing a network of blood vessels and capillaries," says Dr Bertassoni.
'Big Bang' Scientists to Team-Up With Planck Space Telescope?
Science & Tech  (tags: Big Bang Theory, research, discovery, scientists )

- 7 days ago -
According to a BBC News report, the BICEP2 scientists are in discussions with the European Planck space telescope team to form a partnership, share data and potentially publish a joint paper later this year.
Novel Device Cleans Up Spills By Pumping Oil Through 'Sponge'
Science & Tech  (tags: oil spill, science, technology, materials science, chemistry, oil spill disaster )

- 10 days ago -
While porous hydrophobic/oleophilic materials (PHOMs) show promise for cleaning up oil spills, such a cleanup would require a large quantity of PHOMS due to their limited absorption capacity. Chinese scientists have now proposed a way to solve this.
U.S. Scientists Unable to Replicate Radiation Leak at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Facility
Science & Tech  (tags: WIPP, radiation leak, danger, nuclear waste, investigation, news, ethics, New Mexico, Carlsbad, Los Alamos, government, scientists )

- 11 days ago -
Government scientists have not been able to replicate a chemical reaction suspected of causing a radiation leak at a U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, complicating efforts to understand what went wrong, a U.S. Energy Department official said Friday.
Converting Decomissioned Buses Into Showers for the Homeless
Science & Tech  (tags: buses, showers, homeless, concept, environment, humans )

- 13 days ago -
How one woman brought the idea to life for San Francisco's homeless population.
Tata Nano Review
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, world )

- 13 days ago -
Cheap and undeniably cheerful. Unbelievable value, if only you could buy one in the UK. Sadly you can't buy a Nano, at least not outside India. But were you in the market, the Nano would be nothing less than a motoring New Deal.
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