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ScienceShot: Teen Drivers More Likely to Crash Due to Noisy Friends Than to Cellphones

Study finds that collisions and near misses increase most with passenger distraction

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Science Now

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3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from The Verge

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Bionic ankle 'emulates nature'

These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails daily from people across the world interested in his bionic limbs.

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Is THIS the SR-72 spy plane? Mystery aircraft spotted flying over Kansas just weeks after being seen in Texas

A new image shows a mysterious aircraft flying over Kansas. Photographer Jeff Templin says it may have been as high as passenger jets.

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Daily Mail

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Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives

A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police ...

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Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Opened in the Netherlands

If you ask for directions in the small city of Oss in the Netherlands, a local may tell you to merge onto Highway N329 and take the first exit after the highway ceases glowing in the dark. No, ...

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Discover Magazine

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3-D Printer + Tattoo Gun = Terrifying DYI Madness

A trio of French design students transform a commercial 3-D printer into a robotic tattoo machine -- and post the instructions online. Continue reading ?

Wed 16 Apr 14 from

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Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers have been awarded Biomedical ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Researcher's lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope

( —Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds. Following ants across the ground up close, or picking out the striations in a ...

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