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Serious science, safer food

In the fight against food-borne pathogens, nothing is off the table, not even the grocery bag.

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a sea change in shell science

Andy Mount and his students are going up against seventy years of research that teaches something entirely different and that’s a tough thing to do.

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Convict Labor

How easy was it for a business to lease a group of convicts?

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Making Magic

For today’s blockbusters, the real wizards work their magic behind the scenes, with computers.

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Seeding the Future

A bumper crop of genetic data will help boost yields and equip plants to cope with pests, diseases, and weather extremes.

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Vital Robotics

In this vision, the biological and computational worlds have merged on every level, the physical world of humanity joined to digital reality.

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Your Story for a Mug

Would you swap a story for a mug? So far, several hundred people have taken the deal.

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Patients Programmed for Trouble

It seems like the patients are trying to be difficult. Actually, they are.

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Real-Time Research

This idyllic, if synthetic, river scene was drawn by computer graphics specialist Jay Steele.

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How to Bottle a Waterfall

Here’s the concept: Our intrepid robot has been deployed to explore a new world and find water.

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