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World first as British scientists harness drizzle power

limitless supplies of greyness just waiting to be tappedThe rest of the world may be moving towards greater use of solar power or wind power, but renewable energy generation that taps into specific local atmospheric conditions in the UK has leapt forward with a Manchester project that uses drizzle to power street lights.

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Posted: Sep 5th, 2009
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Scientists curse luck after discovering parallel universe ‘even duller than our own’

every bit as dull as the one you're already in

After the initial euphoria of finally proving the existence of parallel universes, scientists at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, were today beginning to voice open disappointment that the alternative reality they had discovered was merely a slightly less exciting version of their own. The decades of talk about wanting to understand the mysteries of the wave-particle duality and instigating a ‘once-in-a-century paradigm shift’ have been quickly forgotten as scientists struggle to come to terms with the inexplicable absence of jet-packs and sexier, ‘evil-twin’ versions of themselves.

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Posted: May 21st, 2009
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Gravity switched off due to ‘essential maintenance work’

‘Working towards a greater gravity, for all our futures’

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Posted: Dec 19th, 2007
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Scientists discover gullibility gene

scientistThe gene causes carriers to believe almost anything they are told, resulting in an increased susceptibility to advertising for pointless products and services.

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Posted: Nov 17th, 2006
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