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Stories by David Biello

The U.S.'s Quietest Places

If you are looking for some quiet zones in America, then this map is for you. National Park Service researchers recorded and mapped ambient sound from all over the country.  

May 29, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun and David Biello

Wheat Genes Could Bring Back Chestnut

Scientists have introduced genes into the American chestnut from wheat that help disarm the fungus that killed almost all three billion of the trees in the eastern U.S. David Biello reports  ...

May 6, 2015 — David Biello

Small Screen Looks at an Electrified America

Scientific American 's David Biello hosts a new episode of the TV series Beyond the Light Switch, focusing on the means to and effects of a more electricity-powered country. Steve Mirsky reports


April 22, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and David Biello

Can the U.S. Go All-Electric?

New homes wired with the latest smart gadgets cluster together around shared park spaces. Blue-black panels that transform sunshine into electricity grace a majority of roofs.

April 22, 2015 — David Biello
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis