Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

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How Particle Accelerator Math Helped Me Fix My Wi-Fi
Signal strength of wi-fi
March 29th, 2015
Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world.
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Final Six: Stunning Animal Photos in Wild Competition
Great gray owl camera trap finalist
March 27th, 2015
With camera traps, stunning photos catch wildlife off guard.
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Building A Better Weapon Against Bacteria (Op-Ed)
CRISPR-Cas system image of bacteria
March 27th, 2015
If antibiotic resistance develops in one bacterial species in an environment, there’s a good chance other bacteria can pick up that resistance as well and this is a problem for humans.
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Must Cockpits Remain Deadlocked Between Safety and Security? (Op-Ed)
Airplane cockpit, safety
March 28th, 2015
It has become apparent that these two aspects – safety and security – are not always achievable at the same time. In the event of an incident like this, they even work against each other.
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5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)
Elekta Infinity linear accelerator
March 27th, 2015
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
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Nanoscale Super-Sponges Boost Boiling (Gallery)
Fast and hot surface
March 26th, 2015
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
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Unlocking the Brain, Earth's Most Complex Biological Structure (Essay)
neuron, brain, BRAIN
March 26th, 2015
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
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Why Jane Goodall Believes in Bigfoot (Video)
jane goodall biography, chimpanzees
March 28th, 2015
Without any scientific training, Jane Goodall traveled to Africa at 23 — the rest, is science history.
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Are Tools for Tweaking Embryonic Cells Ethical? (Op-Ed)
Engineering DNA, genetics
March 27th, 2015
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans.
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Virus-Crafted Metal Nano-Sponges Boost Boiling
Drexel University lab's virus-templated nickel nanostructures
March 26th, 2015
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
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