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(Re)Building a Better Town
When a tornado leveled Greensburg, Kansas a class of college students took it on to help rebuild the town - with an eye on the environment
Canadian student pranksters have turned city lights into Morse code, covered the mayor’s house in fake paint, and dangled a car beneath the Golden Gate Bridge—just to show they can....
Fighting Poverty With Technology
MIT professor awarded for his innovative, human-powered irrigation pump
Dexterous New Prosthetic Hands
Researchers are developing mechanical mitts with better grip
Finding Weak Spots in Buildings, Bodies and Statues
New software predicts where structures could crack under strain
Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st Century
A new report highlights the world's most acute needs
Could we avoid the big one by setting off smaller quakes?