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Turkey Skin Inspires Chemical Sensor

When turkeys get riled up, their skin can change color because of alterations in the arrangement of connective tissue. Researchers created a chemical sensor made of viruses based on the same principle

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January 24, 2014 — Sophie Bushwick

Diet Soda Mixers Up Breathalyzer Readings

People who drank vodka with a diet mixer had breath alcohol levels 18 percent higher than when they drank alcohol with full-calorie soda. Sophie Bushwick reports

January 14, 2014 — Sophie Bushwick

Stress Makes Gorilla Glass Stronger

Gorilla Glass's residual stress can be explained by observing how the motion of individual atoms affects the entire system of the material

May 20, 2013 — Sophie Bushwick and Inside Science News Service

Blood Plasma Found to Have Stretchy Properties

Plasma flows like a liquid but has the consistency of ketchup on a small scale. This new insight could help researchers better model the motion of blood in the human body

March 4, 2013 — Sophie Bushwick and Inside Science News Service

The Top 10 Cities for Technology

To coincide with Scientific American 's "Cities" special topic issue, we put together recently compiled lists ranking U.S. cities on aspects of green living, pollution, health and technology...

August 19, 2011 — Sophie Bushwick

The Top 10 Cities for Air Quality

To coincide with Scientific American 's "Cities" special topic issue, we assembled recently compiled lists ranking U.S. cities on aspects of green living, pollution, health and technology...

August 18, 2011 — Sophie Bushwick

The Top 10 Cities for a Healthy Life

As part of Scientific American 's "Cities" special topic issue, we assembled recently compiled lists ranking cities across the U.S. on aspects of green living, pollution, health and technology...

August 17, 2011 — Sophie Bushwick

Top 10 Cities for Green Living

Not all cities are created equal. As part of Scientific American 's "Cities" special topic issue, for the next five days we will feature recently compiled lists ranking cities across the U.S...

August 16, 2011 — Sophie Bushwick
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World