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  1. Space

    Raindrops on alien worlds will obey Earth-like rules

    Their size will be similar no matter what they’re made of or on which planet they fall, a new analysis finds.

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  2. Physics

    Getting cozy with a science experiment

    Items you use in your home can inspire a scientific experiment.

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  3. Physics

    Scientists Say: Radiation

    Radiation is the motion of energy through space as waves or particles.

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  4. Physics

    Scientists Say: Piezoelectric

    Piezoelectric materials produce an electric voltage when they are bent or squished. This can let us harvest electricity from movement.

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  5. Tech

    Bye-bye batteries? Power a phone with fabric or a beacon with sound

    New piezoelectric systems produce electricity in unusual ways, such as when a certain nylon bends or underwater ceramics vibrate.

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  6. Physics

    Researchers reveal the secret to the perfect football throw

    The tip of a spiraling football follows the ball’s path. If you know a thing or two about gyroscopes, this is not what you’d expect.

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  7. Animals

    Analyze This: Ropes restore a gibbon highway through a rainforest

    When endangered Hainan gibbons started making risky leaps across an area mowed down by a landslide, researchers provided them a rope bridge.

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  8. Tech

    Ordinary paper turns into flexible human-powered keypad

    Engineers have figured out how to turn sheets of paper into rugged, low-cost electronic devices, such as a computer keypad.

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  9. Climate

    Let’s learn about solar power

    Solar power is a way to harness energy from the sun, and lessen our reliance on fossil fuels.

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