Science & Technology

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3D printing produces Disney-inspired prosthetics

Every year, Disney Accelerator picks 10 technological startups from around the world to assist with both capital and gui...

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Study explores jumping spiders’ color perception

While a spider stalking across your ceiling may draw the eye, its colorfulness is not usually the reason. But the distin...

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Chameleon color achieved by embedded crystals

Chameleons have long been admired for their color-changing camouflage abilities, but it was a mystery — until earlier ...

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Mineral Spotlight: Kyanite

Kyanite is a beautiful blue mineral with elongated crystal blades, and it is a staple in any amateur or museum quality m...

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Hurricane Patricia newest in stream of El Nino hurricanes

Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded, made landfall on the western coast of Mexico two week...

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Could beer hold the key to saving the bees?

Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of a biochemical pesticide to protect mana...

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Electric cars still have room for efficiency

If you are currently thinking about taking your parents’ electric car on your spring break road trip (yes, it’s neve...

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Could beer hold the key to saving the bees?

Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of a biochemical pesticide to protect mana...

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Mineral Spotlight: Clay

Clay certainly doesn’t have the appeal of gold, silver, diamonds or rubies, but it is  historically a very important ...

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Synthetic skin picks up pressure sensations

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a synthetic skin-like device capable of picking up pressure sensations...