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  1. Genetics

    Like Magneto? Microcrystals give magnets superpower over living cells

    New iron-rich protein crystals could help researchers better understand the nerve cells that control movement and sensation. All they need are magnets.

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  2. Tech

    Drones help scientists weigh whales at sea

    Drone imagery lets scientists estimate a whale’s weight. And that may help monitor the health of these big mammals for conservation purposes.

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  3. Life

    A new spin on lab-grown meat

    A technique inspired by how cotton candy is spun could help produce lab-grown meat at a lower cost and on a bigger scale.

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  4. Tech

    Weird little fish inspires the development of super-grippers

    Suction-cup designers were inspired by the rock-grabbing tricks of the aptly named clingfish.

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  5. Materials Science

    Sunflower-like rods could boost efficiency of solar collectors

    A new material bends to follow the sun. Rods made from it could soak up far more of the sun’s light than ordinary solar collectors.

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  6. Tech

    Teen’s research suggests spinning wing parts might boost aircraft safety

    An Arizona teen replaced an aircraft wing’s leading-edge flap with a spinning cylinder. This could increase lift, reduce drag and help prevent some aircraft stalls and spins, his data suggest.

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  7. Tech

    Teen auto-safety researcher nabs $25,000 science fair prize

    Alaina Gassler took home the $25,000 top prize at the Broadcom MASTERS teen science competition. Her qualifying project could boost vehicle safety by eliminating blind spots for car drivers.

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  8. Tech

    Graphene fabric keeps mosquitoes from biting

    Graphene is a super-thin material with many cool uses. The latest: protection against mosquito bites by embedding it in your clothing.

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  9. Tech

    This device uses the cold night sky to generate electricity

    A new device uses the temperature difference between Earth and outer space to create electricity after dark. Powering a lamp, it would be the ultimate night light.

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