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3-D Printing Sweeps Toy Manufacturing Off the Shelves


People have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself (DIY) manufacturing—making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a...
17-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots to Help People


Some middle schoolers spend their summers lounging poolside or visiting grandma. Others spend part of vacation building robots. During the Women in Robotics Summer Youth Program at Michigan Technological University this week, 23 girls will learn to...
18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spiky Ferrofluid Thrusters Can Move Satellites


Once launched into low-Earth orbit, a small satellite needs propulsion. Electrospray uses spiky, needle-like jets of fluid to push spacecraft.
11-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Microbes From Ships May Help Distinguish One Port From Another

Much the way every person has a unique microbial cloud around them, ships might also carry distinct microbial signatures. The key is testing the right waters--the bilge water from the bottoms of ships.
26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Merelaniite Named Mineral of the Year


Named for the region in Tanzania where it comes from, the International Mineralogical Association has declared merelaniite Mineral of the Year for 2016. An international team of mineral enthusiasts and scientists unraveled the mysterious layers that...
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Still Taking Paris Seriously


Several social scientists explain why, despite the US exit from the Paris climate agreement, policy analysis reveals states and agencies continue to take climate change seriously.
21-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Forget the Red Hot Blob: Volcanic Zircon Crystals Give a New View of Magma


The classic red teardrop of magma underneath a volcano peak is too simplistic. Magma chambers are chemically and physically complex structures that new evidence, published this week in Science, suggests may be cooler and more solid than expected.
13-Jun-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biosensors Abroad: Students Join Danish Research Labs This Summer


This International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program focuses on developing interdisciplinary teams to meet the global challenges of health research. Specifically, the students are looking at biosensor technology and its use in...
8-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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