Archive July 2015

New system to reduce the CO2 content of natural gas

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Scientists at Queen Mary University in Belfast have developed a new way to slash the environmental damage of natural gas. The system uses of combination of water and other liquids...

Boxfish could inspire improvements in body armour

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Engineers have been researching the shell of the small boxfish, hoping to understand its unique properties of strength and flexibility. Research has shown that the shell is held together by...

New method to stop electronic devices spreading hospital infections

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Tablets and mobile phones are commonly used throughout hospitals, although can transport germs which help spread infections. Researchers have now developed an antimicrobial coating to kill germs before they can...

Large Hadron Collider restarts after improvements

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The Large Hadron Collider, the world biggest particle smasher, has been restarted after two years of upgrades. Located underground at CERN in Switzerland, the Collider has already discovered the Higgs...

Student who discovered planet whilst on work experience hopes to become physicist

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27 July 2015 Tom Wagg was 15 years old when he discovered an exoplanet whilst on Work Experience at Keele University. He found WASP-142b orbiting a star 1000 light years...

NASA finds “Earth 2.0” in the stars

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Described as “the closest twin to earth”, the new exoplanet has been named Kepler 452b. It is considered habitable for life by scientists because of its rocky terrain and the...