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12.09.10
Carbon nanotubes run into magical polymer, become 'tougher than Kevlar'
12.09.10

Carbon nanotubes run into magical polymer, become 'tougher than Kevlar'

Much like graphene, carbon nanotubes seem to be hitting on all cylinders in the lab. Of course, we c...

By D. Murph,   12.09.10
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07.17.10
Sperm gene same as it was 600 million years ago, miraculously still in fashion
07.17.10

Sperm gene same as it was 600 million years ago, miraculously still in fashion

We've had a thing for sperm ever since Look Who's Talking broadened our appreciation for the reprod...

By T. Wolbe,   07.17.10
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06.08.10
Graduation cap modded with LED array, steals show (video)
06.08.10

Graduation cap modded with LED array, steals show (video)

Yomo Gaocho, an enterprising young man about to graduate from Northwestern University, has put toge...

By Vlad Savov,   06.08.10
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08.06.08
Eye-shaped camera is shaped like an eye
08.06.08

Eye-shaped camera is shaped like an eye

Some researchers at Northwestern University and University of Illinois have managed to build an eye...

By P. Miller,   08.06.08
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05.28.08
Graphene-polymer hybrid composites look to oust carbon nanotubes
05.28.08

Graphene-polymer hybrid composites look to oust carbon nanotubes

We're pretty certain the world's big enough for the both of 'em, but a graphene-polymer hybrid devel...

By D. Murph,   05.28.08
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03.16.08
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm trailer could save a life
03.16.08

Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm trailer could save a life

You're probably wondering why we decided to post this particular video for Deadliest Catch: A...

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10.29.07
EQ2 helps teach English in pilot study
10.29.07

EQ2 helps teach English in pilot study

You may pick up the odd new word here and there playing MMO's, but a recent university study has use...

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05.05.07
Robotic submersibles take on fish-like sensing abilities
05.05.07

Robotic submersibles take on fish-like sensing abilities

Controlling your fish remotely is one thing, but utilizing fish sense to dictate the actions of an...

By D. Murph,   05.05.07
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12.23.06
Transparent transistors to power next generation of displays
12.23.06

Transparent transistors to power next generation of displays

We've been following this trend of making stuff invisible for some time now, and the short of it is...

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