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20 September 2014 Last updated at 06:28 ET

'Artificial eye' to detect particlesClose up image of an eye

The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.


Participants in an Amazon festival (Image: Reuters)Forest land rights need global focus

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Banana skinSlippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

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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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

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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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

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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