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    Scientists and engineers are trying to add touch to online shopping, virtual doctor appointments and artificial limbs.

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    More precise clocks could improve technologies such as GPS and help scientists test major ideas in science.

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  3. Space

    Light from space has record-breaking energy

    Hundreds of newly detected gamma rays hint at environments in the cosmos that accelerate particles to energy extremes.

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  4. Tech

    Sleep-friendlier lighting is on the way

    Chemists have created a new glowing material for LEDs. It should lessen how much near-bedtime lighting impairs your ability to nod off.

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  5. Space

    Stars made of antimatter could lurk in our galaxy

    Fourteen sources of gamma rays in our galaxy look like they could be antistars — celestial bodies made of antimatter.

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  6. Physics

    Light levitation might help explore Earth’s ‘ignorosphere’

    A toy called a light mill inspired researchers to invent a new way to fly. They’re using light to levitate small nanotube-coated discs.

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  7. Physics

    Let’s learn about light

    Light is a form of energy that moves in waves. Some light comes in waves we can see. Other waves are invisible to us — but still affect our world.

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  8. Space

    Spotted: Milky Way’s giant gas bubbles in visible light

    The bubbles have different colors, based on how the gas inside them moves. That could give clues to how the bubbles developed.

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  9. Physics

    Understanding light and other forms of energy on the move

    Radiation needn’t be scary, especially if it allows us to see our family or use our cell phones. Here’s a guide to light and other types of emitted energy.

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