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2008-11-12 12:26:29

Computers are getting smaller and smaller. And as hand-held devices — from mobile phones and cameras to music players and laptops — get more powerful, the race is on to develop memory formats that can satisfy the ever-growing demand for information storage on tiny formats.

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2008-10-22 15:05:00

Speed eating may be a big contributing factor to the obesity epidemic, according to Japanese researchers.

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2008-10-17 12:37:21

Stunt pilots have raced against computer-generated opponents for the first time — in a contest that combines the real and the 'virtual' at 250 miles per hour.

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2008-10-15 10:40:00

Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate.

2008-09-22 21:00:26

In the past year, 32 per cent of headteachers appointed in secondary schools were women, down from over 40 per cent the year before, according to the 14th annual teacher recruitment survey.The survey, commissioned by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) looks at the state of the labour market for senior staff in schools in England and Wales.It found that of the 103 secondary schools who gave the gender of their new...

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2008-09-12 11:20:00

Ask a teacher to name the most irritating invention of recent years and they will often nominate the mobile phone.

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2008-09-12 10:25:14

Experts at The University of Nottingham are to investigate the effect of nutrients on muscle maintenance in the hope of determining better ways of keeping up our strength as we get old.

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2008-08-07 10:00:00

The Sunday roast on our dinner tables has the potential to be packed with bags more natural flavor, say scientists at The University of Nottingham.

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2008-07-15 11:05:00

An international group of European and US scientists led by the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at The University of Nottingham have uncovered a fascinating new insight into the unseen side of plant biology - the root.

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2008-07-15 10:45:00

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have shown an association between certain past diagnostic radiation procedures and an increased risk of young-onset prostate cancer — a rare form of prostate cancer which affects about 10 per cent of all men diagnosed with the disease.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.