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How biological motors and molecules can be used to measure magnetic materials
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Counterintuitive math of high speed impacts
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How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement
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A novel source of X-rays for imaging purposes
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The protein problem
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Discovery about the destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications
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