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Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

How 3D printers are changing kids' lives in war-torn Sudan

There are some 50,000 amputees in South Sudan. A few good men have set up camp with a 3D printer to lend a helping hand. Read this article by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore on CNET News. via @CNET

Lithium-Ion Batteries, Straight from a 3-D Printer

Lithium-Ion Batteries, Straight from a 3-D Printer by Jennifer Lewis via MIT Technology Review #Materials_Science #Lithium_Ion_Battery #3D_Printing

Alan Alda, Spokesman for Science

Alan Alda is using improvisation to teach scientists how to communicate more effectively. Alan Alda, Spokesman for Science - NYTimes.com

Tractor beams of science fiction becoming a reality

Two polystyrene beads (3mm aprox. diameter) are trapped inside an invisible acoustic hologram generated from a flat array of miniature loudspeakers (40Khz), in this undated handout photo courtesy of Asier Marzo, Bruce Drinkwater and Sriram Subramanian. REUTERS/Asier Marzo, Bruce Drinkwater and Sriram Subramanian/Handout via Reuters

Scratching your head over lice? You're not alone, but experts say don't panic

Scratching your head over lice? You're not alone, but experts say don't panic - http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-lice-20151017-story.html

A few rare minerals make the Earth unique, say researchers.

They may be small in both size and number, but rare minerals are one of the vital characteristics that distinguishes Earth from its fellow planets.

The graphene story: how Andrei Geim and Kostya Novoselov hit on a

The graphene story: how playing with sticky tape changed the world Thin as an atom, with amazing strength and electrical properties, graphene is the scientific find of the century. But it all came about from mucking about in a lab in Manchester, one of men behind its invention tells Steve Connor