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Traveling through time

Channeling a childhood love of dinosaurs, Richard Blob analyzes the movements of living animals to understand shifts in evolution and their consequences in the present.

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Power Up

Getting serious about wind energy on a commercial scale means amping up the performance of turbines and other power-generating equipment.

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Checking the vitals of a river

Hundreds of sensors along the 312-mile Savannah River will collect and transmit real-time data about water quality and quantity to scientists in a wide-ranging study of river ecology.

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Punching out impairment

After a stroke, the name of the game is rehabilitation. But for many stroke survivors, the routines of rehab may soon include a new kind of game: Duck Duck Punch.

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Treasures of ecology

For the first time, the ecological history of the Carolinas and Georgia is virtually an open book.

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Heads up

Concussions in big-time sports have been making the news, but the athletes most at risk are probably not on TV. They are children.

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Self-healing plastic

Learning from Mother Nature, Marek Urban has been creating plastics that are able to heal their own damage.

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Waking from the nightmare of sleeping sickness

You’ve heard, “Starve a fever,” but what Jim Morris is trying to starve out is African sleeping sickness.

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Dysentery’s life raft

In regions with poor sanitation, amoebic dysentery delivers gut-wrenching misery to about 50 million people worldwide.

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This time, the foe is corrosion

The idea is to preserve the forts’ cultural heritage— including the cannons, artillery platforms, doors, railings, steps, and many small arti­facts now in the park’s museum collection.

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