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22 September 2014 Last updated at 21:43

Cosmic study 'underestimated' dustBICEP2 data

Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.


Sea-ice (S.Laxon)Scientists debate sea-ice trends

Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.

liquid batteryMolten metal batteries for the grid

Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.

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Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

Europe's new multi-billion-euro Sentinel programme returns its first earthquake analysis - of the Magnitude 6.0 tremor that hit California's wine-producing Napa region last month.

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Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars

Twenty-minute motorway charging is a key factor behind the emergence of electric cars in Britain and elsewhere.

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Five critical steps involved in putting a lander on a comet

How do you land on a comet? That's problem facing the people running Esa's Rosetta mission after the successful rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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