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10,000 free folding microscopes traded for inspiring ideas

Stanford University's Manu Prakash is looking to give away Foldscopes to field testers with interesting ideas for using the 50-cent gadget.

By Mar. 14, 2014

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Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box

A Stanford researcher reinvents the chemistry set completely in the form of an inexpensive gizmo modeled after a hand-crank music box.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Hold very still: Super-quiet rooms permit IBM nano research

Specialized microscopes within Big Blue's Zurich nanotechnology center are shielded from the slightest vibrations, radio waves, and even air turbulence.

By Oct. 18, 2013

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Seashells inspire design for shatterproof glass

Researchers from Canada's McGill University develop a technique for increasing the toughness of glass so it doesn't break when dropped.

By Jan. 30, 2014

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Scientists capture first super-res X-rays of living cells

While lower-energy "soft" X-rays can already image living cells, the higher-energy "hard" ones that can view objects as small as a few nanometers haven't been able to -- until now.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Researchers bypass blood work, favoring lasers to detect malaria

Using the same tech a destroyer uses to detect a submarine, a new diagnostic tool listens for the sound of popping vapor nanobubbles -- a telltale sign that malaria parasites are dining.

By Jan. 8, 2014

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Robotic space 'hedgehogs' under development

The next generation of space exploration rovers may look more like spiky little animals than oversize off-road vehicles.

By Jan. 2, 2013

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Snapzoom accessory gives smartphones a telephoto boost

This universal adapter making the rounds on Kickstarter combines your smartphone with a pair of binoculars to create a megazoom camera.

By Apr. 26, 2013

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Filmmaking at the atomic level? IBM nets Guinness world record

With "A Boy and His Atom," Big Blue and its scanning tunneling microscope have made what is surely the first movie explicitly starring atoms.

By Apr. 30, 2013

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Life lessons I learned from 'Sherlock' season 3

Mustaches, mind palaces, and matchmaking: Crave's Bonnie Burton shares what she learned from season 3 of the hit BBC series.

By Feb. 4, 2014