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Making Molecules into Motors

Molecular turmoil, quantum craziness: microscopic machines must operate in a world gone mad. But if you can't beat the chaos, why not exploit it?

By R. Dean Astumian

How to Build a Hyper computer

The simulation and ultimate solution of humanity's major ills and most perplexing problems require significantly faster supercomputers

By Thomas Sterling

Fishy Business

Cyanide fishing threatens many of the last pristine coral reefs in Southeast Asia. Will an ambitious program to clean up the marine aquarium trade be enough to save them?

By Sarah Simpson

The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis

Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses -- especially in controlling pain

By Michael R. Nash

Frozen Light

Slowing a beam of light to a halt may pave the way for new optical communications technology, tabletop black holes and quantum computers

By Lene Vestergaard Hau


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