DIY device to define the kilogram?- using Lego
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 3 hours ago
Just in time for Christmas, instructions for a Lego watt balance, which can fix the official value of the kilogram, have been published
Smart shoes with lasers make strides in mobility
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 3 hours ago
Adding laser tips to ordinary shoes can improve the stride and pace of people with Parkinson''s disease
Not again! First ever case of anxiety-induced d?j? vu
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 3 hours ago
A 23-year-old man is the first person to report a feeling of persistent d?j? vu that seems to be triggered by anxiety rather than a neurological condition
Mangrove forest planted as tsunami shield
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 3 hours ago
The 2004 tsunami killed 227,000 people in Indonesia. Fred Pearce visits Aceh to see the living coastal defences meant to soak up the energy of future waves
Star''s flying visit could fling comets at Earth
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 3 hours ago
It might not happen for a quarter of a million years, but a nearby star coming closer to the sun could send planetary remnants hurtling to Earth
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All the latest on newscientist.com: block rockin'' beasts, evolution, asteroid soil for space farms, sexology, tsunami shield, Martian methane burps and more
#RosettaWatch: Comet lander could wake up next year
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The Philae lander is getting enough sunlight to keep warm, team members say, and the Rosetta spacecraft may have already taken pictures of its landing spot
Giant robotic insect takes its first steps
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 3 hours ago
A six-legged robot that moves its legs independently can walk over obstacles and rough terrain
Rhyme and reason: Writing poems in computer code
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Beyonc?''s tweets as sacred text, error messages that tell a tragic tale and the looping program of a failing relationship: we parse a new literary phenomenon (full text available to subscribers)
Climate change will leave Christmas trees in hot water
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, December 16, 2014
Declining snowfall in winter will leave Norwegian spruce trees at the mercy of sub-zero temperatures and insect pests
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