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Stories by W. Wayt Gibbs

What Ails the Human Race?

A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger

August 1, 2016 — W. Wayt Gibbs
The Quasar with 2 Black Hearts

The Quasar with 2 Black Hearts

Astronomers have discovered two supermassive black holes locked in a whirling dance at the center of the nearest quasar galaxy

January 17, 2016 — W. Wayt Gibbs
Presenting: “The Science of Food”

Presenting: “The Science of Food”

Scientific American has collected a delectable set of articles on the origin and future of food, and our love and hate relationship with it

May 28, 2015 — W. Wayt Gibbs

A Clock for All Time

A small group of futurists and engineers have begun building a mechanical clock meant to tick through 1,000 decades

November 17, 2014 — W. Wayt Gibbs
Hi-Tech Helmet Heads Off Stroke Damage

Hi-Tech Helmet Heads Off Stroke Damage

A helmet placed on the head of a stroke victim sends low-intensity microwaves through the brain to quickly determine whether a blockage or hemorrhage is taking place, making faster treatment possible. Wayt Gibbs reports

 

June 17, 2014 — W. Wayt Gibbs
These Tips Can Drive You up the Wall

These Tips Can Drive You up the Wall

Physics students at the University of Leicester in the U.K. worked out the principles for keeping a speeding race car in control on a vertical curved wall. Wayt Gibbs reports

 

March 19, 2014 — W. Wayt Gibbs
Stories by W. Wayt Gibbs

Think Outside the Gift Box