Vienna demonstration shows that the technology can boost data capacity of laser beams over long distances.
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Overview of world R&D spending shows China rising and other countries narrowing the gap with major powers.
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Uranus rotates differently in its northern and southern hemispheres.
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After months of secret talks, countries reveal new pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
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Philae spacecraft has transmitted data to Earth, but may not be anchored to comet surface.
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Clinical-trial obligations introduced into the Helsinki declaration called too onerous by some.
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Public-health officials split on use of control groups in tests of experimental treatments.
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Implant uses the human brain’s electrical activity to control gene expression in mice using flashes of light.
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US$36 million in Breakthrough prizes awarded to researchers in physics, life sciences and mathematics.
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Appeals court says six scientists did not cause deaths in 2009 L'Aquila earthquake and cuts sentence of a government official.
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A graphical guide identifies the dangers ahead for the Philae probe.
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Keystone US human spaceflight mission for the next decade may be over before it begins.
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Critics say timing of move could hamper response to Ebola epidemic.
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As the search engine approaches its 10th birthday, Nature speaks to the co-creator of Google Scholar.
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The objects would bend light around them into a 'fractal' as they spiral into each other.
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Rocket experiment captures glow attributed to renegade stars in intergalactic space.
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Illusory feeling that someone is behind you may be caused by faulty integration of signals from the body.
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University of California rescinds order for Lick Observatory to become self-supporting.
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Marine-park management comes under scrutiny as conservationists descend on Australia.
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The week in science: Lava flow invades Hawaiian town; Poland moves to join European Southern Observatory; and China completes round-trip lunar mission.
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