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Birth, growth, decay and death in outer space: Scientists celebrate satellite's 10th birthday

Scientists in Leicester have spent ten years being woken up or interrupted by Swift, a satellite which hurtles around the Earth monitoring explosive cosmic events. But its best discoveries could be yet to come.

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Alan Turing's World War II codebreaking Bombe is best invention, says Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The machine which decoded 5,000 German messages a day during the Second World War has narrowly beaten Concorde in a poll of engineering experts and fans.

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Science Museum to open huge new gallery dedicated to history of communications

The Science Museum has revealed more details on its "reinvigorating" exhibition, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World, opening this October.

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Making Colour: Micro-positioning easel gives scientists and public unprecedented detail

A state-of-the-art easel is literally shedding new light on the ingenious materials used over the centuries to create artists’ paint pigments at the National gallery.

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Lost EDSAC diagrams reveal secrets of early computers at National Museum of Computing

Ahead of the reconstruction of the world's first general purpose computer, early diagrams of a computer have been found at the National Museum of Computing.

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50 million-year-old hungry caterpillar bites found by scientists in Manchester

Scientists have used an electromagnetic radiation technique 10 billion times brighter than the sun on a leaf fossil left by an epoch on the west of the US.

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Picture Gallery: British Library launches first science exhibition with Beautiful Science

Early weather systems, Florence Nightingale visualisations and chimpanzees, dogs, opossums, platypuses and chickens in the British Library's first science spectacular.

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