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Eureka! Einstein’s gravitational waves found

Scientists said they had, for the first time, detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago. The landmark discovery opens a new window for studying the cosmos. Researchers said on Thursday they detected gravitational ...

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‘Bionic spinal cord’ heads for human trials

A device implanted in a brain blood vessel may one day enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, University of Melbourne researchers have announced. Limbs wouldn’t be reactivated, but the person’s direct thought might be able to control equipment ...

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A blessing from the sky for Curtin researchers

Curtin University researchers got a late Christmas present from the heavens, recovering a meteorite from outback South Australia on New Year’s Eve. Planetary geologist professor Phil Bland had to dig the meteorite out of a 42cm-deep hole in the salt bed of Lake Eyre ...

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For mosquitoes, love hertz

James Cook University researchers have discovered that sex sells – even for mosquitoes. Brian Johnson, senior research officer at JCU’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and JCU professor Scott Ritchie, dengue fever expert, have set out to make a cheap ...

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