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A new medical-imaging system brings skeletons to life in 3-D
An unexpected payoff.
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If a few very smart neuroscientists are right, with enough number crunching and a powerful brain scanner, science can pluck pictures—and maybe one day even thoughts— directly from your brain
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Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.
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The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest
Emerging medicine: Scientists design gold "nanoshells" that seek and destroy tumors.
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To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood