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The rote notes of early US law

In 1812, a Connecticut law student named Samuel Cheever summarized a lecture on "Baron and Feme," which were the legal terms for husband and wife. Toward the top, in Cheever's slanted script, is a sentence ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Other
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Seeing depth through a single lens

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for photographers and microscopists to create a 3D image through a single lens, without moving the camera.

dateAug 05, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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Perfecting digital imaging (w/ Video)

Computer graphics and digital video lag behind reality; despite advances, the best software and video cameras still cannot seem to get computer-generated images and digital film to look exactly the way our ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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'Watermark Ink' device wins R&D 100 Award

A device that can instantly identify unknown liquids based on their surface tension has been selected to receive the 2013 R&D 100 Award—known as "the Oscar of Innovation"—from R&D Magazine.

dateJul 08, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Designing a cleaner future

A slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die. In an area called Agbogbloshie, impoverished residents were ...

dateJul 02, 2013 in Engineering
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