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The Science Oven

The Science Oven

How a microwave cooks your food

By | Posted July 10, 2014

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

Researchers monitor the sun to capture bright beautiful images

By | Posted July 7, 2014

Thinking machines?

Thinking machines?

The Turing test doesn’t measure a computer’s intelligence, but it does say something about its usefulness — here’s how.

By | Posted June 13, 2014

A face to remember

A face to remember

MIT researchers’ feature tuning algorithm can make your profile photo more memorable

By | Posted April 17, 2014

The future of rare earth recycling

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

By | Posted March 3, 2014

Science and art collide in space images

Science and art collide in space images

What are we really seeing when we look at photos of planets and stars?

By | Posted February 21, 2014

An idea for ideas

An idea for ideas

One man’s obsessive quest to optimize the everyday notebook

By | Posted February 12, 2014

Science cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw “funny style”

Science cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw “funny style”

Harris communicates science with minimal line work

By | Posted January 31, 2014

A preventable train tragedy

A preventable train tragedy

Why the technology that could have averted the Metro-North crash is stalled

By | Posted December 4, 2013

No molecule left unchecked

No molecule left unchecked

New X-ray technology is about to make it a lot harder to plant a bomb on a plane

By | Posted March 26, 2013

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