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a valve for saving your heart

For twenty years, Naren Vyavahare has been dedicated to improving the treatments and procedures surrounding artificial heart valves.

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drive able

From the sweaty-palmed sixteen-year-old who just passed his driving test to the slow-moving eighty-six-year-old who still takes herself to the doctor, driving is the key to independence in America.

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the bullies of cyberspace

Cyberbullying is as real as traditional bullying—and as painful. Online, perceived anonymity is a dangerous weapon.

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a drop of water, a speck of coal

When water drop appears at the tip of the needle, an invisible force seems to seize it and float it in air.

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the web of science

A few strands of spider silk glisten like gold as they catch the light. Otherwise they are invisible. And 800 times stronger than steel.

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Forest by Nature

In much of the Southeast, the landscape’s native vocation is forest. But when European settlers arrived here, they did not find a forest primeval, wild and pristine.

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Rooms for getting better

“The Patient Room 2020 mock-up is very high tech, but it’s not about that,” Dina Battisto says. “It’s about restoring hope and comfort and control to patients and their families.”

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quantum heretic

In the warm winter sunshine, a distinguished man stands on the curb outside a local bank, wearing a casual jacket, his dark, curly hair stranded with silver.

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Genetics and the coat of many colors

The blue merle walks into the room, her long, luxurious coat following the geography of her body like contour lines on a hiking map. Everyone gazes at her, reaches to touch her, wants to be her friend.

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Material advantage and the power of light

Fiber optics spread the Internet around the globe, but the science of light is just warming up. And so is the science of rust.

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