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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 1st Nov 2010

Super-Waterproof Coats and Thoughts of Marylin Monroe

Illustration of the competition between two neurons in the patient's brain. (c) Created by Moran Cerf and Maria Moon

In this week's NewsFlash, we find out how a new technique can make waterproof coatings that survive the wash, why pancreatic cancer is hard to spot and how one in five Sun-like stars may have Earth like planets.  Plus, a new graphene based transistor amplifier, and how thinking of Marylin Monroe can give us insights into the brain.

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 07:50 - One in Five Sun-like stars have Earth-like Planets

    Dr Andrew Howard explains how their observations suggest that up to one in five stars like our Sun may have Earth-like planets orbiting them. We find out why this doesn't increase the likelihood of finding life, but may make us question some of the theories about planet formati...

  • 13:29 - New form of transistor developed

    New form of graphene based reconfigurable transistor has been developed.

  • 15:34 - Thinking along the right lines

    In a study that informs our understanding of how the brain allocates attention to different stimuli, scientists have successfully enabled human volunteers to choose between images on a computer screen just by altering their thoughts.



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