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  1. How lasers found gravitational waves - and could hunt for aliensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | New Scientist

    As an undergrad in 1964, I had an interview at a little company in Mountain View, California, called Spectra-Physics. Nobody was in the entry room, so I sat and waited for half an hour until I heard people yelling and then I walked through to the back.

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  2. Find exomoons by watching how they warp their planet's lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | New Scientist

    Exomoons are on the horizon. A new technique may help us find Mars-sized moons circling planets beyond the solar system.

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  3. We have the technology to look for ET right now - why don't we?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | New Scientist

    The search could be on. A new study suggests that Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope , has the potential to search three freshly discovered planets to see if anyone lives there.

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  4. Supersmart satellites reveal crops and fields like never beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | New Scientist

    WE'VE long had eyes in the sky. But now a handful of start-ups are using these satellites to monitor everything from flood damage to crop yield with greater frequency and detail than ever before.

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  5. Supersmart satellites reveal crops and fields like never beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | New Scientist

    WE'VE long had eyes in the sky. But now a handful of start-ups are using these satellites to monitor everything from flood damage to crop yield with greater frequency and detail than ever before.

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  6. Stem cell brain injections let people walk again after strokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | New Scientist

    People once dependent on wheelchairs after having a stroke are walking again since receiving injections of stem cells into their brains. Participants in the small trial also saw improvements in their speech and arm movements.

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  7. Rare cosmic balancing act makes Perseid meteor showers brighterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | New Scientist

    In certain sweet spots, the gravitational pulls of Saturn and Jupiter might combine to cause spectacular meteor showers. The effect requires clockwork precision - but it may be responsible for one of the best showers in recent memory.

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  8. Lasers could hide Earth from aliens - or tell them we're hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | New Scientist

    That's the idea put forward in a new study by a pair of astronomers, who claim that if the aliens have had the same idea, we might already be able to find them. Thousands of planets orbiting other stars have been discovered because they transit directly in front of their stars, blocking out a bit of starlight at regular intervals.

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  9. Star clusters could host long-lived technological civilisationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | New Scientist

    If habitable planets can form inside globular clusters, they would make nice homes for advanced civilisations that talk to each other and travel between the stars. Globular clusters are dense clumps of stars, with about a million suns packed into a sphere some 100 light years across.

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