To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

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Space Station Gets Fixed In Christmas Eve Space Walk

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Phantom Traffic Jams: What Causes Mysterious Highway Backups?

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Dee Faught tests a robotic arm installed on his wheelchair in September. Commercially produced robotic arms can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but three Rice engineering students built one for Dee for about $800. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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'The Coolest Thing Ever': How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives

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Dr. Jim Olson meets with Carver Faull at Seattle Children's Hospital in August. Carver, now 12, had surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2012. Matthew Ryan Williams for NPR hide caption

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Treating Kids' Cancer With Science And A Pocket Full Of Hope

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The image on the left is a piece of lung tissue that contains a tumor viewed under normal white light. The right image shows the same piece of tissue after Tumor Paint has been applied. Here it's viewed under infrared light. Areas that are more red and yellow show a concentration of the paint, which means they are more likely to be cancerous. Courtesy of Julie Novak/Blaze Bioscience hide caption

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Why Painting Tumors Could Make Brain Surgeons Better

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NASA's Latest Mission To The Moon Is On Track

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Communications Gear Hitches Ride With Lunar Probe

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this picture of the sun on June 18. The dark blue area in the upper left quadrant of the sun is a huge coronal hole more than 400,000 miles across. Coronal holes are areas of the sun's outermost atmospheric layer — the corona — where the magnetic field opens up and solar material quickly flows out. NASA/SDO hide caption

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Coronal Holes: The (Rarely Round) Gaps In The Sun's Atmosphere

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Beautiful or creepy? A recent survey found that an image of a lotus seed head makes about 15 percent of people uncomfortable or even repulsed. tanakawho/Flickr.com hide caption

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Hole Or Whole, Why Can Our Brains Hear The Difference?

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Defining A Hole Presents A Philosophical Quandary

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Scientists Reach Milestone In Quest For Smart Windows

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