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US Army aims to arm soldiers with lasers in 2023

Service says it is "very close" to developing the technology while the Air Force pushes ahead with further trials<p>The prospect of developing laser weapons for soldiers on the battlefield is "very close", according to the US Army, which aims to deploy the weapons in 2023.<p>Addressing a House …

Military

What goes on inside a proton?

I spent part of last week at a meeting in the Pyrenees, northern Spain, discussing the internal structure of the proton. The meeting was in the small village of Benasque, hosted by Juan Rojo at the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual.<p>The proton (my favourite particle) is the nucleus of a …

Physics

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Holistic Medicine

The most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean, including the best for overwater villas, spectacular beaches, private-dining, dramatic views, clifftop infinity pools and a plethora of watersports, in locations including the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius.<p><b>Maldives</b><p>These are …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Other Universes - MIT Technology Review

There’s something exciting afoot in the world of cosmology. Last month, Roger Penrose at the University of Oxford and Vahe Gurzadyan at Yerevan State …