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25 January 2012

Using computer models, researchers have developed the first plastic materials able to efficiently distinguishing neutrons from gamma rays – something previously not thought possible. The new technology could help to detect nuclear substances that might be used in improvised nuclear devices by terrorists and neutrons in scientific projects.

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To help preserve a Portugese national treasure, researchers have created a detailed simulation of the Aveiro Lagoon ecosystem.

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Scientists seek a new solution to an old planet formation problem: Why is Mars, when compared to its neighbors Jupiter and Earth, such a relative runt?

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