Engineering Design

  1. 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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  2. Tech

    A 3-D printer prints a better life

    3-D printing technology isn’t just for making toys. High school student Nick Parker is part of a group using their homemade printers to create mechanical hands for people who need them.

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  3. Fossils

    Reviving dinosaurs

    With the help of computers, researchers are getting a pretty good idea of how these ancient creatures moved, walked and ate.

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  4. Animals

    Explainer: Tagging through history

    What started as little metal bands have evolved into high-tech devices — some of which rely on satellites to share their findings.

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  5. Physics

    Building a mirror with light

    Scientists proved that lasers can be used to harness materials into a reflective surface. Some scientists ask: Can a space mirror be far away?

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  6. Brain

    ‘Study drugs’ can be dangerous

    The misuse of these ADHD medicines not only constitutes cheating, but they can become addictive and can mess with your head.

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  7. Chemistry

    A plant enemy’s enemy

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  8. Young scientists come to Washington

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  9. Science fairs: Teaching students to think like scientists

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  10. Tech

    Cars of the future

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  11. Tech

    A greener way to keep flames away

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  12. Animals

    Lotion takes a bite out of snake venom

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