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The season you're born in affects your moodiness, study says

Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter.

By October 19, 2014

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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

By October 19, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 063: The Google Science Fair, a custom open-source robot and more

On today's show, we praise the amazing finalists of this year's Google Science Fair, check out a "hack" that allows you to use IKEA products and your iPhone as a game controller and give our blessing to a custom, open-source robot named Jimmy.

By October 6, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 063: The Google Science Fair, a custom open-source robot and more

This year's Grand Prize winners were a trio of bright young women from Ireland who presented a project that uses soil bacteria to speed up cereal seed germination. But that's not the only incredible project at Google's annual science fair, and we discuss a few of our favorites on today's show.

By October 6, 2014

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Chemistry in Ultra HD shows science like you've never seen it

Discover dancing fluorescent droplets, crystal gardens and watery clouds of chemicals in this new video compilation from BeautifulChemistry.net.

By October 6, 2014

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'That's rocket science': See adults try to do fifth-grade math

Grown-ups attempt and fail to remember how to solve math problems from their childhood. Can you find the common denominators?

By September 25, 2014

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Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.

By September 18, 2014

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Science and art team up to create cancer cell and bacteria portraits, Ep. 174

This week on Crave we check out a light-​based Rube Goldberg machine complete with melting ice, Godzilla gets the 8-bit treatment we have come to love,​ and the hit song "​99 Red Balloons"​ is performed using red balloons. And also art made with cancer cells and bacteria...yummy! It's time for Crave!

By September 12, 2014

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Video on the science behind brewing beer hops to it

PBS series "It's Okay To Be Smart" takes a look at how beer is made, and what external factors influence the final product.

By September 9, 2014

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'New Kind of Science' falls short of its iPad e-book potential

New support for Retina graphics helps a lot, but Stephen Wolfram's magnum opus about math, computing, and physics could be so much more.

By February 6, 2014