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NewScientist

 •  July 11, 2012

Jacob Aron, reporter
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It looks like a wisp of smoke or even the work of a very confused spider, but this is actually a close up of the lightest material that has ever been created.
Previous record holders include aerogel, which was used by NASA to collect dust from a comet and is 99.9 per ...

NewScientist

 •  June 11, 2012

Renewable energy received record investment in 2011 and expanded massively, but it also struggled with dwindling political support and plummeting prices. The industry faces several more years of growing pains before it can properly compete with fossil fuels.
By the end of 2011, the global power capacity from renewables was more than 1360 gigawatts ...

NewScientist

 •  May 17, 2012

Devoted fans can wait hours on the red carpet to get their favourite movie star’s autograph, but that’s nothing compared to acquiring the signature of plutonium-239. After 50 years of trying, physicists have finally managed to analyse the fissile isotope using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. This could potentially allow them to ...