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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

>> Five physics discoveries have been selected by a leading science magazine for its 25th anniversary issue. Quantum computing and science that could enable shoes to charge a mobile phone are in the list compiled by Physics World. It also includes a potential new tumour treatment called hadron therapy, the “wonder-material” graphene, nanoscopic lenses and a devise that harvests kinetic energy.

>> Kieron Byran, a 29-year-old photographer from the UK hired by Greenpeace to document its work on Russia’s oil exploration in the Arctic Circle, was arrested by the Russian authorities. They also impounded the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested its crew on piracy charges.

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