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News: April 2010

Model gives insight into HIV vaccines

Virus mutation and response takes the random walk

Melting ice amplifies Arctic warming

Re-analysis links disappearing sea ice with strong Arctic temperature rise

Antarctic conveyor belt revealed in detail

Researchers track Antarctic Bottom Water as it speeds northwards

Nanotube 'fuzz' boosts optical performance

Carbon and gold join forces in photonic metamaterial

Evidence grows for tetraquarks

Re-analysis of 2008 experiment points to four-quark particles

Site chosen for European superscope

€1bn facility will be built in Cerro Armazones, Chile

Volcanic hazards could become fiercer and more frequent

Melting ice could increase volcanic activity in the 21st century, warn geologists

Scanning probe makes 'nano Matterhorn'

New lithography technique could lead to smaller circuits

Ancient Romans join neutrino hunt

Lead from a sunken Roman ship will shield nuclear physics experiment

First stunning images from NASA's Sun gazer

Solar Dynamics Observatory reveals Sun's surface in multicolour

Single atoms go transparent

EIT seen in single atoms, real and artificial

Dwarf planets are not space potatoes

A lower limit on the size of dwarf planets

Physicists find a particle accelerator in the sky

Radio waves suggest lightning 'sprites' create powerful electron beams

Where has all the heat gone?

Climate scientists ponder Earth’s missing energy

Obama sets out Mars mission

US president calls for NASA to send a manned mission to orbit the red planet

Astronomers develop new planet-hunting tool

Novel technique could let smaller telescopes find extrasolar planets

Randomness is no lottery thanks to entangled ions

Number sequences guaranteed random by quantum mechanics

Sun blamed for Europe’s colder winters

Study finds strong link between solar output and winter temperatures

BEC coupled to mechanical oscillator

Ultracold gas offers new way of probing tiny vibrations

Combing makes for neat qubits

Frequency comb entangles two atomic qubits

Strange quark weighs in

Researchers get best ever estimate for the mass of a strange quark

New element 117 discovered

Progress on route to the superheavy island of stability

Black hole twins spew gravitational waves

Stars less metallic than we thought

Argonne lab tackles exotic nuclei

First results obtained from new Helical Orbit Spectrometer

Carbon sheets offer cool solution for computers

Graphene could conduct waste heat from computer chips more than twice as fast as copper

Ice mission blasts off

The European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite will monitor changes in Earth's ice thicknesses

Iconic Japanese antenna shrunk to the nano-scale

Yagi-Uda antenna adapted for nanotechnology

New twist to electron beams

Spiral wavefronts could improve electron microscopes

Tiny water desalination device could help aid efforts

New technique to create drinking water from seawater