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Building the future one atom at a time

<b>Physicists at the University of St Andrews have begun using a unique machine to create materials that are completely unknown in nature.</b><p>The device, the only one if its kind in the UK, is the centrepiece of a new centre for designer quantum materials.<p>It will help create the next generation of …

Nanotech

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

Dinosaur tail trapped in amber offers insights into feather evolution

Fragment complete with fossilised bones and traces of muscles, ligaments and mummified-looking skin dates from around 99 million years ago<p>A length of fluffy plumage discovered within a piece of amber has been identified as part of a dinosaur tail, offering new insights into the evolution of …

Paleontology