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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Eye gaze is critically important to social primates such as humans. Maybe that is why illusions involving eyes are so compelling

September 13, 2011 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik
Batteries Could Get Algae Boost

Batteries Could Get Algae Boost

Alginate from brown algae could allow stable silicon anodes to replace graphite anodes in better, cheaper batteries. Cynthia Graber reports

September 9, 2011
9/11: 10 Years Later

9/11: 10 Years Later

The attacks on September 11, 2001, profoundly influenced the direction of science and technology. What's been learned from those events, and how they have shaped our lives since

September 6, 2011
Need Rain? Try Lasers

Need Rain? Try Lasers

New experiments show that firing lasers into the air might help induce or reduce rain. David Biello reports

September 4, 2011

Scientists Perceive NASA Bias Against Venus

The planet is conveniently close, and an extreme laboratory for atmospheric processes familiar on Earth. So why won't NASA send a mission there?

September 2, 2011 — Eric Hand and Nature magazine
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