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Athletes Should Just Chill

Putting athletes into a cooling chamber for a brief period prior to a training session seems to improve performance. Steve Mirsky reports.

August 9, 2007

Seal Tracking

This male southern elephant seal sports a novel accessory: a cutting-edge sensor that monitors the beast's temperature, along with the depth and salt content of the surrounding water as he swims...

August 9, 2007

TurtleNet - Connecting turtles wirelessly

"We are currently investigating methods to use DTNs, energy management, and programming languages to improve the state of the art in tracking small, mobile wildlife." --TurtleNet Mark D...

August 7, 2007 — Christopher Mims

Are Transgenic Crops Safe to Grow and Eat?

In the September issue of Scientific American, which should be arriving on newsstands and in subscribers in-boxes right about now, there is a totally awesome and, sadly, totally paywalled article entitled Sowing a Gene Revolution: A new green revolution based on genetically modified crops can help reduce poverty and hunger--but only if formidable institutional challenges are met...

August 7, 2007 — Christopher Mims
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