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Antonov had a dream. A big one
Antonov An-225 MriyaFriday May 24, 2013 6:13PM ET
Antonov An-225 looks like a big, lazy bird, too sleepy to fly. Mriya (dream) is the world's largest aircraft, big enough to carry other planes around the world.
Shiny textbooks: great design, poor teacher
Children textbooksFriday May 10, 2013 7:53PM ET
Adding shiny colors and drawings to a textbook to attract children's interest may do just the opposite - make it harder for them to learn.
GPS heading toward museum
GPSSaturday April 27, 2013 6:01PM ET
The research group DARPA developed GPS, a global positioning system once exclusively used by the US Army and now a part of almost all mobile devices. Under pressure from the Europe, India, and China, Army is now looking to replace the good, old GPS.
A dead bee will make no food
BeesSaturday April 13, 2013 6:01PM ET
Why some Italian winemakers don't want to use well-known pesticides? The reason is simple: they do kill pests but they also kill bees and without bees there's no wine. And no food for people, for that matter.
BIL gates, the biological transistor, is reality
Biological transistorFriday March 29, 2013 7:17PM ET
First there were mechanical gears, then transistors, and now there are living cells. A team of Stanford University made a transistor from DNA. That biological transistor is called transcriptor.
Cheap, fast, and ultra-precise magnetic fingerprinting
Magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF)Saturday March 16, 2013 6:01PM ET
After ten years of development, a new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that could spot dangerous health conditions in minutes, before they become a problem, has become reality.
Pigeons, tea, manhood, pencils and immortality
Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the YearSaturday February 23, 2013 5:01PM ET
What's the connection between nude mice and a book award? The answer is The Diagram Prize, 35 years old prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.
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