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Pleiades distance debate resolved, say radio astronomers

New study contradicts controversial Hipparcos analysis

Ion beams simulate nuclear-reactor damage

Seven years in a reactor recreated in just four days

Neutrinos spotted from Sun's main nuclear reaction

"Direct confirmation" supports the standard solar model

China pursues 52 km collider project

250 GeV machine proposed

Cracking the code for single-molecule junctions

First accurate calculation of “porphyrin” conductance achieved

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