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a pipe full of star power

Five years ago, Chad Sosolik came back from Washington with a crazy idea. Look what followed him home.

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the Renaissance of the Car

The people at CU-ICAR don’t see the car going anywhere. In fact, they see quite the opposite: They see the car going everywhere.

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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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Your next desk could be AWEsome

The Animated Work Environment (AWE) is a robotic work environment users program to accommodate work styles.

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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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Real-Time Research

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

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El Purgatorio

In the desolate terrain of coastal Peru, archeologists unearth clues to a culture of artisans and urban prosperity.

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Carbon’s magic carpet

If you set fire to this page, a flake of ash might rise and float away. That little smidgen of carbon, as black as the wing of a crow, is so fragile it crumples to dust when it lands in the palm of your hand.

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Roots and shoots

That smell, familiar but unexpected in a laboratory: just-cut grass, fresh fodder for livestock, the smell of chloroplasts breaking open.

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how to stop an atom

Sooner or later, technology’s pursuit of ever-smaller devices leads it down the rabbit hole and into the realm of quantum mechanics, where the hot dance of atoms makes assembling tiny structures iffy.

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