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Wildfire near US nuclear laboratory spreads


June 30th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS/EFE) A wildfire that has scorched more than 28,000 hectares near the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico continued to rage out of control Wednesday, ... Read more...

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New project to predict behaviour of ice sheets under changing climate


March 7th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new project is underway to help predict the behaviour of ice sheets under a changing climate.Called the Scalable, Efficient, and Accurate Community Ice Sheet Model, or SEACISM, ... Read more...

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‘China blocks North Korea nuclear report’


February 24th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) China refused to allow the release of a report by a UN expert panel on the findings of a new uranium enrichment plant in North Korea, a media ... Read more...

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Now, NASA’s rover to blast Mars rocks with laser


December 26th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): NASA's next rover will blast Martian rocks with a rock-zapping laser instrument.The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on the rover Curiosity can excite a pinhead-size spot into a ... Read more...

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North Korea could make two nuclear bombs per year, warns scientist


November 24th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Nov 24 (ANI): North Korea, which carried out attacks on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong yesterday, could make one or two bombs' worth of enriched uranium per year once the ... Read more...

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‘New revelation testifies N. Korea trying to build atomic weapons’


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Senior US defense officials have said the revelation of North Korea's new uranium enrichment facility is testimony to the fact that the country is to building atomic weapons.Robert ... Read more...

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Milky Way’s smallest black holes ‘don’t exist’


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that black holes a few times the mass of the sun may not exist to begin with.Stars that are eight or more times ... Read more...

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What makes one city better than another?


November 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A research team has concluded that in terms of size, New York is just an average city rather than an exceptional one. However, San Francisco is exceptional. Its ... Read more...

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Transparent conductive material paves way for power-generating windows


November 4th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area.The material, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's ... Read more...

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Bombing Earth-bound asteroids may be a viable last resort, experts say


October 14th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers have said that bombing Earth-bound asteroids may be a viable option to avoid a collision.And other scientists are suggesting that, despite previous assumptions, we wouldn't need ... Read more...

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New form of uranium could power your car


October 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new form of uranium that could lead to a nuclear power plant small enough to fit in your car and eventually even power it.Scientists ... Read more...

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US scientist, wife held for selling N-weapon detail


September 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) A US scientist ans his wife have been arrested for passing on secret information to a man posing as Venezuelan spy to help that country develop a ... Read more...

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Former Los Alamos National Laboratory workers indicted on charges of trying to provide nuclear secrets


September 18th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (BNO NEWS) – An Albuquerque, New Mexico couple on Friday were charged in a 22-count indictment regarding the development of a nuclear weapons program for Venezuela using U.S. classified ... Read more...

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Presence of ‘Ghostly particle’ to explain excess of matter in universe


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A ghostly particle, whose existence was dismissed some three years earlier, is showing signs of life raising hopes that it could help explain the excess of matter over ... Read more...

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Nuclear reactors could become safer!


March 29th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Safer nuclear power could be a step closer after researchers discovered a phenomenon which allows tiny materials to repair themselves after suffering radiation damage in reactors. The study found ... Read more...

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‘Terminator asteroids’ can regenerate after being nuked


March 12th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): It seems like the fictional 'Terminator' robot has met its cosmic equivalent in asteroids that quickly reassemble if blasted by a nuclear bomb.If a sizeable asteroid is found ... Read more...

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First-ever all-solid-state cryocooler may enhance airborne and spaceborne applications


January 30th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has created the first-ever all-solid-state cryocooler that can be applied to airborne and spaceborne sensors.This technology, developed by a team led by University of ... Read more...

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World’s 5 fastest computers


December 1st, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): The latest ranking of the Top500 project has made a list of the world's fastest computers.According to a report in New Scientist, the chart is based on the ... Read more...

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New model can track movement of radioactive fall-out after nuclear explosion


November 23rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): A scientist has developed models that can track the movement of radioactive fall-out carried by the wind after a nuclear explosion.The models have been developed by Adam Wachtor ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘time-travelling’ browsing technology to navigate web’s past


November 17th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A 'time-travelling' web browsing technology is being pioneered at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to make it simpler to find old versions of web pages.Called ... Read more...

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World’s fastest supercomputer to create largest HIV evolutionary tree


October 28th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists are using the Roadrunner supercomputer, which is the world's fastest supercomputer, to analyze vast quantities of genetic sequences from HIV infected people in the hope of zeroing ... Read more...

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“Recycled” fuel materials may lead to economically viable hydrogen-based vehicles


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new method for "recycling" hydrogen-containing fuel materials, which could open the door to economically viable hydrogen-based vehicles.The method has been developed by Los Alamos ... Read more...

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Turbulence caused by black holes responsible for halting star formation


July 15th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): New simulations have revealed that turbulence created by jets of material ejected from the disks of the Universe's largest black holes is responsible for halting star formation.The simulations ... Read more...

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Next generation fireworks turn out to be a whole lot ‘greener’


July 4th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A team of scientists is working on a new generation of eco friendly pyrotechnics that produce less smoke and use fewer toxic metals.Fireworks are fun and exciting, but ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft detects ultra fast hydrogen coming from Moon


June 19th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has made the first observations of very fast hydrogen atoms coming from the Moon, following decades of speculation and searching for their ... Read more...

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New computer model may improve airport pandemic influenza screening system


May 20th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A team of scientists from four national laboratories in the U.S. have created a computer model that can help airport authorities screen passengers for pandemic influenza.Project leader ... Read more...

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Star crust found to be 10 billion times stronger than steel


May 7th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new research by a scientist has shown that the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other of the earth's strongest ... Read more...

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Identifying chink in armor of fibers spells new hope for biomass fuels


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, US, have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell walls of certain inedible plant materials so ... Read more...

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Crust of neutron stars 10 billion times stronger than steel


April 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): New simulations indicate that the crust of neutron stars is 10 billion times stronger than steel.According to a report in New Scientist, this finding makes the surface of ... Read more...

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Convert sound to light, get better computer chips


March 23rd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) By reversing a process of converting electrical signals into sounds, researchers may have a new tool to enhance the way computer chips, LEDs and transistors are built.Lawrence Livermore ... Read more...

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Reversing sound to light may provide better computer chips


March 17th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say that they may have developed a new tool to enhance the way computer chips, LEDs, and transistors are built ... Read more...

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”Maps of Science” may help predict scientific innovation


March 12th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US have for the first time come up with a way to produce high-resolution Maps of Science, depicting the ... Read more...

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HIV’s unique evolution within body makes it drug-resistant


December 16th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Rapid and unique evolution of HIV within the body allows it to evade its defences and develope resistance to antiviral drugs."A huge amount of HIV diversity accumulates in ... Read more...

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Hot spots in space that bombard Earth with cosmic rays identified


November 25th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): The Los Alamos National Laboratory cosmic-ray observatory in New Mexico, US, has seen for the first time two distinct hot spots in space that appear to be ... Read more...

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NASA satellite to study solar systems outer limits


October 18th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): A NASA satellite, scheduled to be launched on October 19, will study the outermost reaches of our solar system in unprecedented detail.According to a report in ... Read more...

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