Even copper's high electrical conductivity is beginning to hold back computers as scientists push the material to its limits
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Sunday 22 July 2012
A jaw-dropping moment really can make time appear to stand still - or at least slow down, new research suggests.
Monday 25 June 2012
A man like Stephen Hawking, renowned for his complex thinking, might be happy to have scientists read his brainwaves. The Cambridge professor, who suffers from motor neurone disease and is losing his ability to communicate via computer, is working with scientists hoping to read his brain.
Thursday 17 May 2012
Tests on a device that could restore sight to patients suffering from a common cause of blindness have produced "encouraging" results.
Thursday 26 April 2012
It is fantasy football come true. Thirty-two teams picking future gridiron superstars live on prime-time television. What's not to like?
Wednesday 07 March 2012
David Cameron now has a special app to run the country. But what else is on his iPad? John Rentoul sneaks an iPeek
Saturday 03 March 2012
He is credited as the architect of the Big Society and once suggested the abolition of paid maternity leave. Now Steve Hilton, David Cameron's most influential adviser, has pulled off one last surprise: unexpectedly announcing his departure from Downing Street for an unpaid academic job in California.
Friday 02 March 2012
David Cameron's strategy guru Steve Hilton is quitting Downing Street for a year to take an academic position in the United States, Number 10 said.
Saturday 18 February 2012
The indiscriminate slaughter of vast numbers of turtles, sharks, albatrosses and other endangered marine animals that get unintentionally caught by fishermen as “by-catch” could be prevented by a radical proposal of mobile marine reserves, scientists said yesterday.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Much-maligned quarterback can guide the 49ers into an unlikely Super Bowl
Sunday 31 July 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
A continuous night's uninterrupted sleep may be the essential requirement for a good memory, according to a study carried out on laboratory mice. The animals failed to remember things after being repeatedly disturbed while they dozed. The research is more subtle than it first appears because the researchers did not just investigate disturbed sleep, which can cause memory loss through stress, but also the length of time the mice engaged in deep sleep, when memories are believed to be consolidated by the resting brain.
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