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Grass vs. Plastic

Tough competition is under way in sports stadiums--between grass fields and artificial turf

December 16, 2006 — Mark Fischetti

Steady Cam

"Hold still while I take your picture."

September 18, 2006 — Mark Fischetti

Carbon Hooch

Heating oil, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene and plastics. These products and more are derived from crude oil in one big fuming silo, siphoned off and fine-tuned through a bewildering maze of pipes...

May 22, 2006 — Mark Fischetti
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

Vanishing Particles. Spooky Action.