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UAE rain research programme draws 398 scientists

A UAE research programme that aims to increase rainfall in arid and semi-arid regions and promote water security has received a high-level of interest from around the world, said Sheikh Mansour Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister o

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Audi Group assists 'Part-Time Scientists'

The Audi Group is assisting the Berlin-based engineering group 'Part-Time Scientists' in the 'Google Lunar XPrize,' as part of a new type of challenge: a mission to the moon.   The space travel co

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Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain

Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scie

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New antibiotic kills bugs without resistance

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, that can kill serious infections in mice without encountering any detectable resistance, offering a potential new way to get ahead of dangerous evolving superbugs. Research

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'Turning point' in fusion energy achieved

US scientists have announced an important milestone in the costly, decades-old quest to develop fusion energy, which, if harnessed successfully, promises a nearly inexhaustible energy source for future generations. For the first t

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Relapse of HIV in patients spurs Aids study

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit

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Scientists make world's most detailed 3D brain map

Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions. The so-called "Big Brain" project, which to

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Computers will see, smell and taste in 5 years

IBM recently revealed a list of innovations that will mark the era of cognitive systems when computers will, in their own way, see, smell, touch, taste and hear, changing the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.

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Hope as scientists map initial anti-ageing formula

  Scientists in Hong Kong appear to have mapped out a formula that can delay the ageing process in mice, a discovery they hope to replicate in people.   Their finding, published in the December issu

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French, US scientists win Nobel for Quantum work

A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them, which could make it possible to build a new kind of computer far more powerful than any seen before.

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