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Science Selections From Popular Scientific Journals

    Artificial Mountains - Pocket Worthy Nov 2020

    Artificial Mountains - Pocket Worthy Nov 2020

    The World Is Studded With Artificial Mountains. They're fake, but they can be spectacular (and hazardous). By Dylan Taylor-Lehman

    • 12 min
    Smart Concrete - The Conversation, Nov 2020

    Smart Concrete - The Conversation, Nov 2020

    Smart concrete could pave the way for high-tech, cost-effective roads. By Luna Lu and Vishal Saravade.

    • 8 min
    Future Batteries - Nov 2020 Wired

    Future Batteries - Nov 2020 Wired

    A renaissance in structural battery research aims to build energy storage into the structures of devices they power.

    • 19 min
    Brain-Computer Interface - Oct 2020 Ars Technica

    Brain-Computer Interface - Oct 2020 Ars Technica

    Electrodes threaded through blood vessels let people control gadgets with their minds. By Adam Rogers.

    • 12 min
    Remake the Plastics - Oct 2020 Ars Technica

    Remake the Plastics - Oct 2020 Ars Technica

    If recycling plastics makes no sense, remake the plastics. New catalytic approaches convert plastic into liquid fuels, nanotubes

    • 8 min
    Room Temperature Superconductor - Oct 2020 Ars Technica

    Room Temperature Superconductor - Oct 2020 Ars Technica

    First room-temperature superconductor. A few million atmospheres of pressure lets mundane chemicals superconduct. By John Timmer

    • 9 min

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