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Thursday, 02 April 2015
A significant step towards ultra-high speed quantum computers. The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a...
Thursday, 02 April 2015
Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking on level ground and at a steady speed should theoretically require no power input...
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Scientists have revealed the root of prostate cancers in individual men, discovering that despite huge genetic variety between tumours they also share common gene faults – insight that could offer...
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
A skeleton named Little Foot is among the oldest hominid skeletons ever dated at 3.67 million years old, according to an advanced dating method. Little Foot is a rare, nearly complete skeleton of...
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Have you ever texted somebody saying how “ducking annoyed” you are at something? Or asked Siri on your iPhone to call your wife, but somehow managed to be connected to your mother-in-law? If you have...
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The volcanic features are...

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Mammals are good at figuring out which direction a sound is coming from, whether it's a rabbit with a predator breathing down its neck or a baby crying for its mother. But how we judge how far away...