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Technology: Fractal maths adds up to a clearer vision

ByWILLIAMBOWNFractalmathematicscouldbeusedtoencodeandbroadcasthigh-definitiontelevisionintheUnitedStatesfollowingadecisionbytheUSNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnologytofundanewchiptodecodedigitise

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MPs investigate AIDS maverick

ByPHYLLIDABROWNTheviewsofPeterDuesberg

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Place your call with the wind

BritishTelecomistestingapairofwind-poweredtelephoneboxes.ThepictureshowsonebeinginstalledlastweekattheEbbwValeGardenFestivalinWalesbyRodBlunt

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Russian deals

TwoAmericancompaniesannouncedlargeresearchcontractswithRussianlaboratorieslastweek.AT&TBellLaboratorieswillsupport100fibre-opticsspecialistsattheGeneralPhysicsInstituteinMoscow

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Earth Summit: Rio rolls out red carpet while research funds run dry

Brazil’sscientistshavecriticisedtheirgovernmentforspendinghundredsofmillionsofdollarsfortheprivilegeofhostingtheEarthSummitatatimewhenthecountry’sresearchinstitutionsareonthevergeofcollapsefromlackoff

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Companies judged by deeds, not words

Companiesthatmakestrongclaimsabouttheir‘greenness’havebeensavagedbyGreenpeace.InitsreportGreenwash

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Industrial growth: The root of the problem?

Greenpeaceandthecaptainsofinternationalindustrylockedhornsinthedaysbeforethesummit

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Space bid hit

AUSbanonthesaleofspacetechnologytoIndiawillaffecttheIndianspaceprogrammeonly‘alittlebit’

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Science: Who's ever heard of a spitefule fish?

ByGAILVINESMostpeopleknowspitefulpeople

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Technology: 'Skimmer' plane takes off on wave of success

ByLAURENCEPOLLOCKAircraftthatskimacrosswaterridingonacushionofaircouldbedevelopedastheresultofanagreementsignedinMoscowlastweek.AteamofRussianengineersandaviationexpertsfromtheCranfieldInstituteofTech

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Poplar power

Environmentalproblemsofgeneratingelectricitycouldbetackledbyswitchingtobio-fuelssuchaselephantgrass

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Zimbabwe's rhinos lose their horns

AnepidemicofrhinopoachinghasforcedthegovernmentofZimbabwetotakedrasticactiontosaveitsdwindlingpopulationofblackrhinos.Thisweekateamofwildliferangersandavetbeganatwo-monthprogrammeof‘dehorning’rhinosto

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Earth Summit: Woodstock comes to the Amazon

LorettaisYugoslavian

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Technology: The yuppie gamma-ray detector

ByTARAPATELinPARISDesignerwatchesthatdoubleasradiationdetectorsaretobemarketedbyMerlinGerlinProvence

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Technology: Japanese fighter heads for grounding

ByMICHAELCROSSJapan’sattempttobreakintotheforefrontofaircrafttechnologyisfounderingthankstorisingcosts

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Hermes hold-up

TheEuropeanSpaceAgencyhaspushedbackthetargetforflyingthemannedspaceplaneHermesbyafurthertwoyears.Jean-MarieLuton

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Earth Summit: Bush: why I won't sign the treaty

TheUSgavethreereasonsfornotsigningtheBiodiversityConvention.Itobjectedtothelanguageonthepatentingofproductsmadefromnaturalbiologicalresources

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There's no such thing as a free phone call

ByBARRYFOXElectronicsmagazinesinBritainarethismonthcarryingwhatBritishTelecomreckonsmustbethecheekiesteveradvertforatelephonegadget.‘Slashyourphonebills!!!100%freedialling!!!’promisestheadvertiser

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Technology: Halons still the best

Thereisnoeasysubstituteforhalonsinfirefighting

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Life not snipped

Menwithvasectomieslivejustasalongasthosewithout

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Stuffed leopard gives smugglers' game away

BySUSANKATZMILLERinWASHINGTONDCInanundercoveroperationthatwouldfiretheimaginationofanyHollywoodscript-writer

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World says 'no thanks' to Japanese computer

ByMICHAELCROSSinTOKYOJapan’sgovernmentthisweekofferedfreetoallcomersthefruitsofits10-yearprojecttodevelopcomputerscapableofexploitingartificialintelligence(AI).KozoWatanabe

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Technology: The small screen heads for the big time

BySTEVEHOMEREutelsat

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Border crossing

Mathematicianscollaboratemorewiththeirforeignfellowworkersthanresearchersinotherbranchesofscience.In1990

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Dirty move

Germany’sFederalEnvironmentalAgencyismovingitscentralofficesfromBerlintoBitterfeld

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Floodwaters threaten to topple India's dams

BySanjayKumarFEROCIOUSfloodscouldwreckmanyofIndia’sdamsbecausetheirdesignersseriouslyunderestimatedthesizeofthefloodstheywouldhavetoface

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Genome of ancient Ethiopian tells of back-to-Africa migration

BySamWongIt’samazingwhatyoufindinoldgenes.DNArecoveredfromtheskeletonofamanwholivedinEthiopia4500yearsagohasgivenarchaeologistscluesabouthumans’migrationbacktoAfricainantiquity.Evidencefrommoderngenom

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How to survive when defenders turn traitor

ByAbiBergerINhospitalintensivecareunits

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More, please

ThenewEuropeanCommissionerforresearch

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Eurocash

MONEYforresearchispouringintoBritishuniversitiesfromBrussels

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Drug could kill harmful bacteria but leave benign ones untouched

ByAnnaNowogrodzkiSETyourphagestostun.Researchershavedevisedawaytoengineeraclassofbacteria-destroyingvirusestomakethemmoreclinicallyuseful.Thephagevirusescouldeventuallybeusedtokilldisease-causingbacte

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Humming horse puzzles vets

ByJohnBonnerVETSattheAnimalHealthTrustinNewmarketcouldnotbelievetheirears.Theyhadjustremovedatumourfromapony’slip

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Gay or straight? Saliva test can predict male sexual orientation

ByJessicaHamzelou Gayorstraight?Asalivatestcanpredicttheanswer

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Program cooks up a recipe for health

ByAvirookSenITcanbedifficulttoprovideanenjoyable

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New Horizons shows Pluto sporting blue skies and red water ice

ByJoshuaSokolToday’sforecastforPluto:blueskies

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Elephants almost never get cancer thanks to multiple gene copies

BySamWongIt’sanelephant–sizedmystery.Biganimalslikeelephantslivelongerandtheircellshavetodividemore

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Inside China's plan to give every citizen a character score

ByHalHodsonWhereyougo

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Lake once filled the crater on Mars where Curiosity rover sits

ByJoshuaSokolTheCuriosityroverisluckyitgottoMarswhenitdid.Ifithadarrived3billionyearsago

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First vertebrates went in for the kill

ByDouglasPalmerMYSTERIOUStooth-likefossilscalledconodontsthathavebaffledpalaeontologistsformorethan150yearsareinfacttheremainsoftheearliestvertebrates

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France counts the cost of cheap diesel

ByTaraPatelASFRENCHvotersgotothepollsthisweekend

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Clampdown on the rust buckets

ByMickHamerON20Junelastyear

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Squirrel monkeys teach themselves to eat and drink from a cup

ByAndyCoghlanIt’snotexactlytheheightofgoodetiquette

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Digital version of piece of rat brain fires like the real thing

ByJessicaHamzelou Thebrainisgoingdigital.Atinypieceofarat’sbrainhasbeenreconstructedinminutedetailinacomputer.Thedigitalpieceofbrain

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Tadpoles snatch savlation from the jaws of disaster

ByLauraSpinneyRED-EYEDtreefrogtadpolescanchoosetohatchearlytoavoidbeingeatenbysnakes

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Global coral bleaching event: What you need to know

ByMichaelSlezakTheworld’scoralreefsareinthemidstofamassdieoff–a“whitedeath”spanningtheglobe.That’sthestarkmessagefromreportsabouttheimpactofamonsterElNiñothatiswarmingtheworld’soceans.Withhundredsofmi

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Placebo effect works in video games too

ByAvivaHopeRutkinEveninvirtualworlds

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Money for organs attracts 'dodgy donors'

ByAndyCoghlanPEOPLEshouldneverbeallowedtoselltheirblood

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Spiders on speed get weaving

SPIDERSonmarijuanaaresolaidback

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Birth month affects risk of developing dementia later in life

ByJoMarchantThemonthofyourbirthinfluencesyourriskofdevelopingdementia.Althoughtheeffectissmallcomparedtoriskfactorssuchasobesity

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Netropolitan – Acceptable Behaviour

THEDEBATEoverwhatconstitutesacceptablebehaviourontheNethastakenanewtwistthankstothetacticsofsomesupportersofScientologyinthenewsgroupalt.religion.scientology.Thegroupisthesiteofalong-standingrowbetwee

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Green groups fall foul of Russian security police

ByDeboraMackenzieRUSSIA’sstatesecuritypolicehavechargedaNorwegianenvironmentalgroupwithspying

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