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Tackling China's Devastating Yellow River Floods

After learning how the waterway transports a billion tons of sediment into the sea each year, scientists built a tool that may help predict the inundations that impact some 80 million people.

May 15, 2017 — Lydia Chain

The Sneaky Danger of Space Dust

When tiny particles of space debris slam into satellites, the collision could cause the emission of hardware-frying radiation. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

May 11, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Shoelace Study Untangles a Knotty Problem

Researchers have trotted out data that show a combination of whipping and stomping forces is what causes laces to unravel without warning. Karen Hopkin reports.

April 12, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

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