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Fun for students, but tough luck for the crash-test dummy
The quest to understand, explore, and protect the amazing animals
Researchers see a way to eavesdrop on our brains
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Researchers manipulate a certain brain wave to slow down voluntary movement in humans
Researchers hope the breakthrough could lead to a fully virtual human brain within ten years
Acoustic metamaterial bends sound waves to hide ships from sonar, effectively rendering them sonically invisible
New research shows that musicians sync more than just their instruments when they play together
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
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
A new body scanner captures tumors, blood clots and leaky arteries in action
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The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.