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This Polymer Device Can 'Walk' When Illuminated
Technology

This Polymer Device Can 'Walk' When Illuminated

The device itself has just two parts: a rectangular frame and a piece of special polymer material that can 'undulate and ... propel itself forward under the influence of light.'
How Scientists Are Hacking Cancer
Science

How Scientists Are Hacking Cancer

A cell therapy known as CAR-T is so promising that researchers are now trying to deal with a new problem -- how to keep up with demand.
How Genetic Engineering Fixed My Stupid Back
Genetics

How Genetic Engineering Fixed My Stupid Back

Decades worth of the genetic research helped create the treatments that finally cured my back.
Watch KFC Launch a Chicken Sandwich Into Space
Space Travel

Watch KFC Launch a Chicken Sandwich Into Space

'You can imagine when we first heard about flying a chicken sandwich to space, we thought it was hilarious,' says World View CEO Jane Poytner.
Nina Zipkin
Apparently, a Geek Index Is a Thing That Exists
Intelligence

Apparently, a Geek Index Is a Thing That Exists

Researchers can chart exactly how geeky you are.
Nina Zipkin
Scientists Found a Way to Charge Your Smartphone With Urine
Smart Phones

Scientists Found a Way to Charge Your Smartphone With Urine

Now that's innovation at its finest.
Rose Leadem
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Launches Kickstarter for Video Game
Kickstarter

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Launches Kickstarter for Video Game

'Space Odyssey' players will terraform planets, build colonies and embark on missions.
Entrepreneur Staff
These Inspiring Teen Girls Invented a Solar-Powered Housing Solution for the Homeless -- Now They Are Presenting Their Work at MIT
Innovation

These Inspiring Teen Girls Invented a Solar-Powered Housing Solution for the Homeless -- Now They Are Presenting Their Work at MIT

A dozen young Latina scientists used innovation and ingenuity to help those in need.
Nina Zipkin
This Weird Tip Can Help You Clear Your Mind
Goals

This Weird Tip Can Help You Clear Your Mind

Start with a literal clean slate.
Nina Zipkin
If You're Open Minded, Research Says You Might Do This
Innovation

If You're Open Minded, Research Says You Might Do This

A new study finds that this trait lets you perceive more than one thing at a time.
Nina Zipkin
NASA Preps to 'Touch' the Sun With Parker Solar Probe
NASA

NASA Preps to 'Touch' the Sun With Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to depart Earth next summer and make its way to the sun's atmosphere, the corona, about 4 million miles from its surface.
11 Unexpected Things That Are Stealing Your Sleep
Sleep

11 Unexpected Things That Are Stealing Your Sleep

From the moon to your marital status, here at some zzz's disruptors.
Nina Zipkin
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