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Commercial drones on the horizon

Internet retail giant Amazon.com hopes eventually to deliver packages by using flying robots, self-guided drones akin to those used by the military. The concept conjures images of holiday skies clouded with ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in Robotics
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A tiny, time-released treatment

Omid Farokhzad's vision of medicine's future sounds a lot like science fiction. He sees medicine scaled down, with vanishingly small nanoparticles playing a big role, delivering drug doses measured in molecules ...

dateOct 09, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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The Himalayas' amazing biodiversity

Kamal Bawa's journey to understand and protect the biodiversity of the towering Himalayas began half a century ago, when he was young and traveling into the fabled mountain range's eastern foothills.

dateOct 04, 2013 in Ecology
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Following the missteps of giants

In the early 1950s, famed chemist Linus Pauling announced that he had won the race to figure out the structure of DNA. It is a triple-helix, Pauling said, arranged with the DNA bases sticking out of the molecule.

dateSep 30, 2013 in Biochemistry
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The little old machine that could

On a bench in the Arnold Arboretum's new lab building, not far from the $90,000 standard microscopes and the even pricier confocal microscope whose lasers can build 3-D computer images of tiny plant parts, ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Engineering
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Hack attacks, explained

Computer network hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army earlier this week disrupted The New York Times' website for nearly a day and electronic publishing on the Twitter social network for se ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Internet
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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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'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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