Energy

  1. Earth

    Explainer: Telling a tsunami from a seiche

    Waves that hit coastlines with ferocious power, tsunamis are one of the planet’s most devastating forces of nature. And seiches: They’re tsunamis little, but still potentially deadly, cousins.

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  2. Earth

    Earthquake-triggered lightning?

    An experiment with beads offers support for the claim that a rare type of lightning may accompany some quakes.

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  3. Physics

    Temperature ‘lock’ for new hard drives?

    A novel material can alter how easy it is to change data stored on it, based on temperature. One immediate application: more secure hard drives for computing.

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  4. Animals

    Dissecting the dog paddle

    Scientists occasionally describe the dog paddle as a “trot,” but that’s not right. When dogs swim, their complicated leg motions look more like a frantic run.

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  5. Physics

    Baseball: From pitch to hits

    Radar or cameras track the path of virtually every baseball in major league stadiums.

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  6. Animals

    Dolphin dimples detect electricity

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  7. Earth

    Tsunami’s trek traced in the sky

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  8. Enthusiasm and reward for science

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  9. Materials Science

    Battery powered to heal

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  10. Physics

    Like electricity, but magnetic

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  11. Fossils

    Downsized dinosaurs

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  12. Tech

    Cold house, hot house, green house

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