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Stories by JR Minkel

7 Radical Energy Solutions

7 Radical Energy Solutions

The failure rate may be 90 percent, but if any of these exotic technologies succeeds, it could significantly improve energy security and efficiency

May 16, 2011 — THE EDITORS, Graham P. Collins, David Biello, Bijal P. Trivedi, JR Minkel, Steven Ashley, Charles Q. Choi and Michael Lemonick

Head Lines: Men Are Choosy, Too

Also: Pack Your Bags for Creativity and Confidence Wins over Smarts

October 9, 2009 — JR Minkel, Elizabeth King Humphrey and Robert Goodier

World's "most powerful magnet" isn't quite--But is still impressive

Discovery News directs our attention to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, where researchers are working on the "world's most powerful magnet—one that won't blow up a split second after it's turned on."

The bit about not blowing up is key.

September 11, 2008 — JR Minkel

How long would it take the LHC to defrost a pizza?

Forget black holes. Here's the real question about the Large Hadron Collider: How fast could it defrost a pizza?

The forward thinking editors at Scientific American was all over this question in the June 2007 issue.

September 10, 2008 — JR Minkel