September 1, 2014
"Research Aimed at the Heart of the Sun
SINDYA N. BHANOO
With the aid of a powerful instrument, researchers have detected subatomic particles produced by fusion reactions at the very core of the sun."

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September 1, 2014
"A Mission for Remote-Controlled Bugs

Researchers are working with living moths and cockroaches on a project that could make them useful in searches through rubble."

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September 1, 2014
"The Oldest Known Muscle Tissues Are Found
SINDYA N. BHANOO
The oldest known muscle tissues have been found, researchers report, in the fossilized tissues of a soft-bodied creature that shares a common ancestor with modern sea anemones, jellyfish and corals."

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September 1, 2014
"Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores
KENNETH CHANG
A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?"

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September 1, 2014
"Not Just to Get to the Other Side
C. CLAIBORNE RAY
The two big impetuses for sluggish movement are food-seeking and the search for potential mates."

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September 1, 2014
"Brainy, Yes, But Far From Handy
JOHN MARKOFF
Robots still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch."

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September 1, 2014
"Block Stacking Bot
HDT Robotics
Stacking blocks may seem like an easy task for a human, but robots have long struggled with such fine control. HDT’s Adroit manipulator uses force-sensing and vision to accomplish the delicate task."

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September 1, 2014
"Readers’ Thoughts on Spotless Minds and Big Weddings

Letters to the editor and online comments."

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September 1, 2014
"Bomb Diffusing Bot
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
A robot with dexterous hands is able to uncover and disarm a mock improvised explosive device. The project was a collaboration of Johns Hopkins University, HDT Robotics, Synbotics and Silvus."

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September 1, 2014
"If 2 New Yorkers Shared a Cab …
KENNETH CHANG and JOSHUA A. KRISCH
A team of mathematicians and engineers has calculated that if taxi riders were willing to share a cab, New York City could reduce the current fleet of 13,500 taxis up to 40 percent."

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September 1, 2014
"Tiny, Vast Windows Into Human DNA
CARL ZIMMER
In the fruit fly and the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists have found a choreography of genes strikingly similar to human DNA, with the potential for insights into genetic disorders."

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September 1, 2014
"An Icy Answer to the Mystery of the Moving Death Valley Rocks
HENRY FOUNTAIN
At last, researchers have figured out the phenomenon known as the “sailing stones,” and the trails they leave, in the desert."

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September 1, 2014
"A Painstaking Exploration of Plants
HENRY FOUNTAIN
A 20-year quest to prove a longstanding hypothesis about how nutrients are transported may come to an end thanks to tiny needles that probe leaves 40 feet up an oak tree."

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September 1, 2014
"A Lab Among the Leaves
Michael Kirby Smith and Margaret Cheatham Williams
To prove a decades-old hypothesis about how nutrients are transported in plants, a biologist set up shop 40 feet high in a red oak tree."

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August 31, 2014
"San Francisco Exhales During ‘Burning Man Exodus’ via Digg http://ift.tt/1qY3pNR"

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