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2012-03-14 13:21:01

Fossils from two caves in south-west China have revealed a previously unknown Stone Age people and give a rare glimpse of a recent stage of human evolution with startling implications for the early peopling of Asia.

Nuclear Clock Keeps Time With The Universe
2012-03-10 05:58:16

As time passes, new technology evolves in order to keep time. Soon the trusty atomic clock may be replaced by a nuclear clock, which keeps time to 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.

Image 1 - Researchers Create Working Single-Atom Transistor
2012-02-20 05:35:23

A team of Australian and American researchers announced on Sunday that they had created a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded precisely in a silicon crystal.

2012-01-23 13:26:12

Physicists at the University of New South Wales have observed a new kind of interaction that can arise between electrons in a single-atom silicon transistor.

2012-01-06 09:49:02

The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capability as copper wires.

2012-01-06 09:45:06

The narrowest conducting wires in silicon ever made – just four atoms wide and one atom tall – have been shown to have the same electrical current carrying capability of copper.

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2011-12-03 08:17:02

A drastic decrease in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels appears to have been the catalyst that led to the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet.

2011-09-21 14:40:17

Humor therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in patients with dementia – and avoids serious drug side effects.

2011-09-13 12:15:56

Hopes for an effective vaccine and treatment against the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) have received a major boost following the discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the virus.

Image 1 - Tasmanian Tiger Not To Blame For Killing Sheep
2011-09-01 08:06:14

Hunted to extinction in the early twentieth century for allegedly being a killer of sheep, Australia’s iconic Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped back, has been found not guilty.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.