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How much ecological disturbance would it create?
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This week's top stories from the web's No.1 science and technology news service
20 November 2008
Dear New Scientist Reader, welcome to the New Scientist newsletter. This week, we reveal how plumbing could be a limitless source of energy, how light could help deaf people hear, and why female monkeys are such gossips...
Dan Palmer, online sub-editor Plumbing the Oceans Could Bring Limitless Clean Energy
A clever trick with seawater could supply the world with limitless clean, green electricity. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion exploits the difference in temperature between sea's warm upper layers and its frigid depths, and with demand for renewable energy climbing rapidly, could free many economies from their dependence on oil... MORE
Light opens up a world of sound for the deaf
Monkey gossip hints at social origins of language
Glowing anemone yields 'light switch' protein
Remote-control soap mixes oil and water on demand
Enzyme takes us a step closer to eternal life
Brain flip helps to relieve pre-menstrual stress
Frozen hair gives up first mammoth genome
New project aims to unite science and Hollywood
Division of labour may not be key to ant success
DNA dirty tricks loom in future elections
Invention: Diamond dialysis implant
AND FINALLY ...
This week's Feedback reveals the forgotten scholarly works of Enid Blyton, an easier way to fall over in the shower, and the dangers of stray hydrogen atoms near boats...MORE
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