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Keeping time

Whatmaybetheworld’smostaccuratecommercialclockbeganworkinglastweekattheUSNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnologyinMaryland.CalledNIST-7

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Letters: Insect fossils

ByPAULWHALLEYAsapalaeoentomologistIagreewithNeilBrindley(Letters

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Letters: Growth spurts

ByTIMBROMAGEBarryBoginhaswrittenamarvellousexplanationaboutwhywegothroughtheadolescentgrowthspurt(‘WhymustIbeateenageratall?’

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Letters: Sex and risk

ByNIKIADAMSWhenwewereinterviewedforyourarticleonclientsnotusingcondoms(MindandBodysupplement

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What can you do with a missile designer?: Russian scientists working in military research were an elite, pampered corps. Now they are struggling to adapt and survive.

ByBILLO'NEILLThegoodnewsisthattheproductionlinesattheoldSovietradarfactoriesinRussiahaveadjustedtotheendoftheColdWar

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Technology: Peace dividend produces secure cellphones

ByBARRYFOXCellphonesinwhichtheconversationsstayprivate–tothedismayofFleetStreet’sroyal-watchers–couldbeanearlyresultofthepeacedividend.Anewtechnologyformobilephones

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Hiroshima data lead to tighter radiation limits

TheBritishgovernment’schiefadviseronradiationisurginglowerdoselimitsforworkersandthepublicinthelightofarecentreviewofthedangersposedbyradiation.TheNationalRadiologicalProtectionBoard’sadviceisbasedona

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US generals take aim at spy satellites

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCPentagongeneralsarerevivingvintageColdWarproposalsforweaponsthatcoulddestroyor‘blind’othernations’satellites.Theantisatelliteweaponswouldbeusedtopreventothernationsfrommo

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Forum: Wobbling one's way along in words - Ian Gordon on freewheeling in another language.

ByIANGORDONOnelearnsone’sownlanguageasonelearnstorideabicycle.AllIcanrememberoflearningtorideisgettingonmyfather’soldbikeonedaywhenhewasout

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Science: Multiperfect numbers proliferate in Colorado

ByELIZABETHWILSONinPASADENAThelargestmultiply-perfectnumbersarenowbeingfoundataprodigiousratebyamathematicianintheUS.Anumberissaidtobeperfectifthesumofitsproperdivisorsequalsthenumberitself.Forexample

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Sheep may safely burp

Belches

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Timber pest prompts import curb

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSAparasiticwormthatlivesoffthepinetreesofNorthAmericahastriggeredatradedisputebetweenCanadaandtheEuropeanCommunity.TopreventthewormspreadingtoEuropeanforests

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Sisterly subject

Girlsknowmoreaboutbiotechnologythanboys

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Royalties row over digital recordings

EvenbeforeMPsonthenationalheritageselectcommitteerecommendedlastweekthatcompactdiscsshouldbe£2cheaper

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The hidden cost of sex selection: Many people fear that if parents can choose the sex of their children, any imbalance of the sexes that results will lead to social upheaval. But this could be the least of our worries

ByGAILVINESWhatwouldhappenifcouplescouldchoosethesexoftheirchildren?Mightthesexratioalterwithabiastowardsmales?Morethan20yearsago

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澳门新永利官方网站:University researcher given a taste of life in industry

ByANDYCOGHLANPaulRobinson

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Letters: Exam questions

ByEMMASTANFORDIreadwithinteresttheletterfromN.Senator(Letters

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Sex boycott

TheboardofdirectorsoftheAmericanAssociationfortheAdvancementofScience(AAAS)announcedlastweekthatithadreverseditsdecisiontoholdtheassociation’s1999annualmeetinginDenver

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Labour list

Britain’sLabourPartythisweeklaiddownthebenchmarksbywhichitwilljudgethegovernment’sWhitePaperonscience.LewisMoonie

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澳门新永利官方网站:The hot new star of microchips: The most complex microprocessor ever developed makes it debut in personal computers this month. The chip promises faster procesisng but its long-term success depends on reducing its high power consumption

ByMONICAHORTENKenShoemakerdescribeshisfirstsightofthenewPentiummicroprocessorchipwithsomethinglikereligiousawe.‘Itwassobeautiful’

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Health reforms herald personal identity numbers

ByMICHAELCROSSNationalidentitynumbers

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Technology: Photographs in a flash

ByELISABETHGEAKEAmachinethatlookslikeaphotocopierbutproducesphotographicprintsinjustoveraminutewillappearinhighstreetphotographicshopsfromtheendofJune.ItmakescolourprintsofuptoA4sizefromprints

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Comment: One nation's interpretation

Lastweek

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Technology: BT tries to make cable pay its way

ByCHARLESARTHURBritishTelecomistouseitsonlyremainingBritishcablefranchise

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Technology: Barnacle Bill and the red hot peppers

BySUZANNEKINGSMILLinSHAWVILLESailingenthusiastKenFischerwaseatingadevilledeggtoppedwithTabascosauce.Aftertheinfernoinhismouthdieddownhebegantothinkaboutwhatthisextra-hotsaucewoulddototheunsuspectingba

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What turns an oil spill into a disaster?: With tens of thousands of tonnes of crude oil still washing round the coast of Shetland, is an ecological disaster inevitable?

ByFREDPEARCEWheneveranoiltankerspewsitscargointothesea

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Driving by design

TheenginewhichNigelMansellwilldriveinhisnewsportofIndycarracinghaswonaBritishDesignAward.TheXBengineismadeforFordbyCosworthEngineeringofNorthampton.Itscastingsarealuminiumratherthantheusualmagnesiumst

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Cancer vaccine

AVaccineagainstEpstein-Barrvirus

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澳门新永利官方网站:Northern lights illuminated by radar

ByJAMESBEDDINGSomeofthemysteriesoftheauroraborealiscouldsoonberevealedbyahigh-poweredradarthatwillenablescientiststostudyalittleunderstoodregionoftheupperatmosphereabovetheNorthPole.Lastweek

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Waste warning

RadioactivematerialsreleasedintotheIrishSeafromtheSellafieldreprocessingplantoverthepast40yearsmayeventuallyaccumulateinthicksandysedimentsmidwaybetweenIrelandandtheIsleofMan

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Mad kudus

FiveofLondonZoo’sgreaterkudus–atypeofAfricanantelope–havenowbeendiagnosedashavingBSE

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. . . as companies fail the innovation test

ByANDYCOGHLANOnlyoneineverytenBritishcompaniesis‘trulyinnovative’

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Science: Sugar runs rings around rampant white blood cells

ByJOHNEMSLEYChemistsinCaliforniahaveidentifiedandsynthesisedacomplexsugarmoleculewhichliesonthesurfaceofwhitebloodcells

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Patents: Followed by phones

ByBARRYFOXTheBritishcompanyGEChassolvedtheproblemofmakingsureyoucatchallyourimportantphonecalls

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Technology: French fight over role of radar in airline safety

ByTARAPATELinPARISCourtactioninFranceisfuellingadebateoverwhetherairlinesafetyisimprovedbyradarsystemsthatwarnpilotswhentheyaretooclosetotheground.RenePech

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Patents: On the button

ByBARRYFOXDriversfumblingaroundtoadjustacarradio

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Science: Hopes fade in hunt for Planet X

ByKENCROSWELLinBERKELEYThereisnoevidenceforPlanetX

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Patents: Safer for fish

ByBARRYFOXAnyonewhohasapondintheirgardenfilledwithexpensiveornamentalfishdreadsitbeingnoticedbyapassingheron.Thebirdwillquicklycatchandeatallthefish.Conventionalbirdscarers

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Fetal funding

OneofBillClinton’sfirstpresidentialdecisionswastoliftabanonfederalfundingforresearchwithtissuefromabortedfetuses.Researcherswhohavehadtouseprivatefundsforworkwithfetaltissuecheeredtheorderandpreparedt

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澳门新永利官方网站:Sudan epidemic

Kala-Azar

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Money man takes charge in Germany

HeinzRiesenhuberhassteppeddownasGermany’sresearchminister

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Technology: Spymasters fear bug-proof cellphones

ByBARRYFOXinBAHRAINOneofthejewelsofEurope’selectronicsindustry

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Polishing up a plesiosaur

Palaeontologistshavejustfinishedconservinga180million-year-oldfossilofPlesiosaursdolichodeirus

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Head of WHO returns despite Western opposition

ByPHYLLIDABROWNandTARAPATELTheWho’sJapanesedirector-general

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Patents: Drawing out enthusiasm

ByBARRYFOXPrimaryschoolchildrenwillsoonbeporingoverpatentdiagramsaspartofanefforttoarousetheirinterestintechnology.AteacherfromHampshireisplanningtospendthreemonthsriflingthroughthe33millionpatentsint

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Technology: Logging in to the lost continent

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONADatabaseoftheentiregeologyofGondwana–theancientsupercontinentthatspawnedtoday’ssoutherncontinents–hasbeenconstructedbygeologistsinSouthAfrica.Theysayitwillallowresearcherstospotrel

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Shetlanders roll out the straw carpet

Forgetbooms.Thenewlow-technologyanswertomoppingupoilslicksastheycomeashoreisstrawmats

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Old wives' tales 'as good as sperm sorting'

ByGAILVINESCoupleswhopaytochoosethesexoftheirchildmaybewastingtheirmoney

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Russia's far north opened up for the West

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSRussia

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Patents: Good for business?

ByBARRYFOXTheBritishPatentOfficehasgoneontotheoffensivewithaseriesofeye-catchingadsinnationalnewspapersencouragingbusinessestoprotecttheirinventionswithpatents.Theadscitethemillionsmadebytheinventorso

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People are using mosquito nets for fishing and that’s a bad idea

GEORGESGOBET/AFP/GettyByMichaelLePageMosquitonetsarebeingwidelyusedforfishinginpoorcountriesaroundtheworld.Thepracticemaybeparticularlyunsustainablebecausethefinemeshofthenetsmeanslotsofjuvenilefishar

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