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Great news: Some bed bugs are really good at climbing
Regular traps can’t hold them
Silly Putty makes for super-sensitive sensors
Add graphene to get detectors that can measure breathing, blood pressure—and spider footsteps
A Tantalizing Glimpse That May Be the Higgs Boson — But Wait For 2012
Physicists at CERN may have caught the first whiffs of the elusive Higgs boson, researchers announced this morning, but more...
New Smartphone App Helps Find Unexploded Land Mines
De-miners on the hunt for unexploded land mines could get some help from a simple smartphone app that works with...
Turmeric Could Be Used to Detect Explosives, Researchers Say
Curry powder can already reduce cow burps, kill cancer cells and fight the epidemic of unflavorful food. Now it can...
Underground Radon Detectors Could Forecast Earthquakes Days Before They Happen
Toads. Clouds. Radon gas. Scientists have studied the movement of each of these in desperate attempts to improve earthquake detection...
‘Quake Catcher’ Software Converts Laptops Worldwide into Earthquake Sensor Network
The nifty program takes advantage of accelerometers built into many newer laptops
Dark Matter Search in Minnesota Announces Exciting Results
Scientists have announced the possible discovery of dark matter after a week of rumors
Has Dark Matter Finally Been Detected On Earth?
For the past six years, the CDMS, the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector, sat deep beneath the Minnesotan countryside,...
NASA Scientist Converts iPhone into Chemical Sniffer
A new plug-in iPhone device can detect airborne ammonia, chlorine gas and methane