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Graphene

Graphene is the super substance that could replace silicon, plastic and glass

A single atom thick, yet strong as steel and hard as a diamond, graphene could change how we build technology. If we can figure out how to manufacture it.

Inside the world’s most powerful X-ray laser

Watch a tour of SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source, a powerful X-ray laser that allows scientists to peer deep inside materials and see how they work on an atomic level.

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A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

Research at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source is used to develop future data storage systems and electronics

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Biologically inspired: How neural networks are finally maturing

Loosely modeled on the human brain, artificial neural networks are finally finding use in industry.

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Eight new mental illnesses brought to you by the Internet

The Internet is driving you insane with all sorts of exciting new conditions now being recognized by the medical community.

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Mobile phones, meet uncrackable quantum cryptography

Researchers claim to have developed a way to bring photon-bending quantum cryptography to mobile phones, creating a nearly uncrackable connection

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NASA plans to test laser communications link with upcoming lunar mission

An upcoming NASA mission will test a new laser communications system that could one day deliver high-definition 3D video signals from Mars and beyond.

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13 awesome science apps to express your inner nerd

From geology to astronomy to meteorology to botany, these apps turn your phone into a virtual tricorder.

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Computer, make me a program! Researchers find a way to code using plain English

Programming languages can be intimidating to learn, but researchers at MIT show that it's possible to write programs in plain english—for some things, anyway.

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The Large Hadron Collider delivers answers and surprise, CERN scientist says

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is currently undergoing some major upgrades, which will bring scientists closer than ever before to the secrets of the universe when the particle accelerator is up and running again in 2015.

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The coolest projects at Maker Faire 2013

From bartending robots to giant board games, this year's Bay Area Maker Faire was full of fun and unique exhibits. But what else would you expect from a fair that encourages creativity and a DIY-spirit?

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