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well-dressed particles

As any teenager might guess, what a particle wears affects its game. Thompson Mefford’s lab turns out designer wardrobes for nanoparticles that can, for instance, target a receptor site or smuggle things inside a cell.

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Material advantage and the power of light

Fiber optics spread the Internet around the globe, but the science of light is just warming up. And so is the science of rust.

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As close as someone you care about

Brian Booth is looking for a way to tame a wild child. Cancer is genetics’ wild child, relentless, growing from cell to tumor, restless, reaching from brain to bone, reckless, destroying even the body it makes home.

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Probing a mystery at the edge of space

On a clear night in March, five rockets pierce the sky above the coast of Virginia. As the roar of their departure fades, they grow ever smaller and disappear into darkness.

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transformations

A new generation of tools is allowing scientists to reveal, in breathtaking detail, once-hidden patterns of life.

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The objective? — Change the world.

Forget microchips. At the heart of every computer lies a purpose, a human purpose.

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after Fukushima

The earthquake and tsunami that disabled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in March 2011 rocked the industry like a tidal wave.

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water for Cange

A few years ago the people of Cange, Haiti needed water. Some of them had to walk a thousand feet down the mountain and climb back up lugging forty-pound buckets.

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firing up a cool hot car

Most graduate programs end with a tome for the shelf. This one produces a car. Do it right, and you can crank up your thesis and drive it around the block.

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star power — When you’re on the beamline, the sky’s the limit.

With a rare tool called an ion beamline, Chad Sosolik will make star stuff in his lab.

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