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News: June 2009

Intense X-rays expose Alzheimer’s disease

Diffraction enhanced X-ray imaging promises better brain scans

Diamond targets biological threats

Tiny detectors could warn of hazardous conditions

UK physics hit by new cuts

Science and Technology Facilities Council outlines reduced programme for 2009-10

Galactic link to climate change in doubt

Sun’s passage through spiral arms not correlated with climate change, says new research

Foundation gives Canadian physics a boost

SNOLAB and Perimeter Institute benefit from infrastructure grants

100 DVDs on one disc within three years?

Data stored using micro-holograms

Tiny ratchet could lead to 'cancer traps'

Device sorts good cells from bad

Physicists watch as sand forms droplets

High speed photography sheds light on ‘clustering’ in sand streams

NASA launches two missions to the Moon

Unmanned probes will map the Moon and search for water

ITER fusion experiment faces three-year delay

New construction timetable puts back first deuterium-tritium plasma to 2026

Aerosol cooling overestimated, says new study

Masking of global warming could be smaller than previously thought

'Sluggish' jet streams linked to quiet Sun

Solar activity about to rise, researchers claim

Double helix is an 'electric slide' for proteins

Simulation suggests how molecules read the blueprint for life

Black-hole analogue traps sound

BEC presents good chance to detect Hawking radiation, say researchers

Axions could shed light on solar mysteries

Hot corona could result from hypothetical particles converting to X-rays

Earth’s magnetic field perturbed by 'electric oceans', claims researcher

Is Atlantic Ocean circulation responsible for magnetic oddities in Europe?

Tuning the gap in graphene

Results confirm wonder material's potential for future nano-electronics and photonics

Flaw revealed in theory of transistor 'noise'

Progress to low-powered devices may be hindered

Moonshine could light the way to extraterrestrial life

Signs of life on distant planets could be easier to detect than previously thought

Archaeological dating by re-firing ancient pots

The inorganic equivalent of carbon dating, say researchers