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New technology, space applications in focus

A renowned senior scientist and technologist from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the agency of the US government responsible for the nation's civilian space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research, d

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Saudi takes heat for spread of MERS virus

In a north London laboratory on a Saturday in September 2012, an email arrived from a team of virologists in the Netherlands that spooked even some of the world's most seasoned virus handlers.   It contained

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Heart diseases in focus at Bahrain forum

Leading scientists, heart disease specialists and more than 500 participants are set to take part in a cardiology conference next week in Bahrain. The 11th Gulf Heart Association and fourth Bahrain Heart Association Congress, will

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Argentine scientists tap cow burps for natural gas

Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestive system into fuel, an innovation that could curb greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Using a system of valves and pumps, the experim

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US scientist 'operates' colleague's brain via net

Scientists said they have achieved the first human-to-human mind meld, with one researcher sending a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motion of a colleague sitting across the Seattle campus of the University of Washington.

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Scientists find how 'obesity gene' makes people fat

Scientists have unravelled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem. A common variation in the FTO gene affects

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Iran scientist freed by US returns home

An Iranian scientist held for more than a year in California on charges of violating US sanctions arrived in Iran on Saturday, Iranian media reported, after being freed in what the Omani foreign ministry said was a humanitarian gesture.

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Iran says US behind scientist's killing

  Iranian state television said on Saturday Tehran had evidence Washington was behind the latest assassination of one of its nuclear scientists. In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the

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Iran blames US, Israel for scientist's killing

A senior Iranian official on Sunday blamed the United States and Israel for the killing of an Iranian scientist, who the deputy interior minister said was not linked to Iran's nuclear programme as reported by media. Darioush Rezaie, 35, a

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Iran blasts kill one N-scientist, wounds other

Two car bomb blasts killed one Iranian nuclear scientist and wounded another in Tehran on Monday, Iran's Al Alam Arabic language television reported.    The bombings, rare attacks in the Iranian capital, occurred ahead of a

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