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  • Asif withdraws ICC ban challenge
    By on October 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif withdraws his appeal against the provisional suspension handed to him by the International Cricket Council.

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  • Programmable Magnets
    By on October 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Martin Hellman writes “A few weeks ago Popular Mechanics awarded one of its Breakthrough Awards for the invention of ‘programmable magnets.’ Instead of having a single North or South pole, these clever devices have an array of North and South poles. If a matching device with exactly the same array is aligned with the first one, they will experience strong repulsion, just like two single North poles do when brought near one another. If the matching (more…)

  • Fermilab To Test Holographic Universe Theory
    By on October 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “Scientists at Fermilab have decided that it’s high time they build a ‘holometer’ to test the smoothness of space-time. Theoretical physicists like Stephen Hawking have proposed that space-time is not smooth but it’s been a lot of math and no actual data. The Fermilab team plans to build two relatively small devices that act as ‘holographic interferometers’ to measure the shaking or vibration in split beams of light traveling through (more…)

  • Travel Like A Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture
    By on October 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Travelling is expensive. But if you look hard enough, you can find some great activities in cities around the world that cost less than a fiver.

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