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Labor Day: It's About Time

The first Monday in September is a U.S. federal holiday—Labor Day—a tribute to contributions made by American workers to the nation's growth and development (or at least those in a position to contribute without being exploited)...

September 4, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa

Printing Glass

A new technique lets 3D printers create objects made of glass, which has optical and material advantages over traditional polymer. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 19, 2017...

April 19, 2017 — Nature Video

Senate Seat Races That Could Impact Science

In these final days before the 2016 election keep an eye on Maryland, New Hampshire and Missouri, where contested seats may have ramifications for science in the U.S. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 29, 2016...

October 31, 2016 — Nature Video

Soft Robots

Inspired by the the octopus, engineers are creating robots that can twist their way around problems that rigid robots can’t handle. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 3, 2016...

February 4, 2016 — Nature Video

Paris Climate Talks: Global Problem, Global Deal

The Paris climate talks are nearly upon us, and the world’s nations are gathering to hammer out a deal. But how do you get an agreement that everyone will sign up to? This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 23, 2015...

November 26, 2015 — Nature Video

Queen of Carbon Becomes First Women to Receive IEEE Medal of Honor

In June, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus will formally receive the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering. She is the first woman to receive the organisation’s highest honor since its inception in 1917...

April 30, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott
New Research Gives An Inside Look At Lithium-Ion Batteries As They Fail

New Research Gives An Inside Look At Lithium-Ion Batteries As They Fail

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode? In a paper published yesterday in Nature, researchers at University College London (UCL) documented their process for simultaneously imaging both the inside and outside of lithium ion batteries as they overheat...

April 29, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World