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Publisher: Technology Review
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This article from Technology Review discusses the new technology of controlling insects using cybernetic implants. It includes several pictures of a beetle with implanted equipment…
  
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Publisher: University of Oxford Science Blog
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This article from the University of Oxford covers the research analyzing the wings of a hoverfly in flight. It includes a video of the hoverfly and still images of the wings.
  
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Publisher: Harvard Magazine Inc.
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This article from Harvard Magazine describes the development of the robotic fly. It discusses the history of the research and possible future applications of the technology.
  
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Publisher: California Institute of Technology
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This article from Caltech describes how maple seeds spin as they fall to the ground. It also goes into the applications behind the research and includes a link to a video of the air…
  
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Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in Invention at Play, produced at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. This is a…
  
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Publisher: American Physical Society
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This PhysicsCentral article explains the basics of metamaterials, from their prediction to their recent construction. The article includes a section on research with several helpful…
  
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Publisher: NASA Glenn Research Center
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This site from the NASA Glenn Research Center offers a brief introduction to propulsion with many links to explore related concepts in depth. Topics include Newton's laws, thrust,…
  
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Publisher: Teacher's Domain
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In this short video, adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, Neil deGrasse Tyson describes the amazing tensile strength of carbon nanotubes and how they might be used to construct a space…
  
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Publisher: Univeristy of Cincinnati
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This news article from the University of Cincinnati describes how long carbon nanotubes grown in its labs are spun into threads, and how these threads can function as an antenna.…
  
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Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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This Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) image shows a laboratory test of the ion drive engine used to propel the Deep Space 1 exploratory probe across the solar system in 1998. The…
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