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carbon’s magic carpet
The slow rise of renewable energy needs a jolt to boost power and close a gap in the flow of electrical energy. Researchers may have found an answer in Earth’s foremost building block: carbon.
launching the venture
Start-up companies put research discoveries to work in the marketplace.
charting the stormy seas of social media
With good tools, researchers make sense of the tempest of posts and tweets.
the biggest, baddest boom
A man who loves explosions tracks the oldest and best of them all.
a gnawing problem
Go ahead, laugh. But solutions to squirrel damage do not grow on trees.
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Drawing on history in a crumbling Irish abbey, conserving mortars and shells from Sumter and Moultrie, and probing for weakness in the biology of sleeping sickness and dysentery.
the web of science
Can science spin a supersilk? That may depend on the spiders.
a drop of water, a speck of coal
Levitating water is more than a parlor trick. It could help save coal miners’ lives.
the bullies of cyberspace
Kids get hurt when spite goes viral.
a valve for saving your heart
It began with pigs, but durable new materials are making implants better.
roots and shoots
Can crops yield more food with energy from thin air?
wrapping up food safety
The science of keeping pathogens away from what we eat.
Glass-breaking magic from math.
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learning from the Hunley
Much of what we thought we knew about this famous submarine was wrong.
as close as someone you care about
Sometimes cancer cells turn normal. How do they get the message?
the cabinet of curiosity
An artist contends with dynamics of family, technology, and land.
material advantage and the power of light
From cancer treatment to missile defense, science has seen the light.
genetics and the coat of many colors
With the right genes, a dog can be healthy and beautiful.
Over a cup of tea, a physicist bucks conventional wisdom.
rooms for getting better
An architect helps reinvent spaces for healing.
forest by nature
Seeing the forest, the trees, and the changes to come.
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Pictures worth reams of data, exposing the stuff of stars, firing up a cool hot car, a food fight to the finish, water for the thirsty, nuclear power after Fukushima, and the cancer-fighting raspberry.
of seeds and the river
A watershed project in more ways than one.
pictures from an expedition
Anderson Wrangle shoots the rapids, along with the rest of the river.
objective: change the world
How? With technology, when you build-in compassion.
life at the edges
Insects help lead Mongolia toward cleaner water.
here comes the sun
A graceful new setting for artful research.