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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

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At The Nano Level, Wrinkles Aren't Always A No-No

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A prosthetic eye is a work of art custom-crafted for an individual. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

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This little guy changes from flat sheet of paper to critter in about four minutes. Seth Kroll/Wyss Institute hide caption

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Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

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Scientists say a brief burst of radio activity has been detected at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. This new report resembles previous activity detected in Australia, which has scientist debating possible causes, including solar flares, blitzars, or something even more mysterious. Brian Negin/iStockphoto hide caption

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Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

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Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet

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The solar panels of the International Space Station (ISS) are just one example of the many kinds of fragile scientific instruments that require inventive packing and deployment tricks. NASA hide caption

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To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

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Why Theories On Black Holes Are Full Of Holes

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Nasa Bends The Rules To Get Two Rovers To Mars

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If They Want To Make Anything, Proteins Must Know How To Fold

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A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes

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One of 30 copies of the first protoype meter made by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in Sevres, France. 1875-1889 NIST Museum Collection hide caption

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How Did The Meter Get Its Length?

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To Put Two Rovers On Mars, Scientists Had To Get Clever With Packing

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

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Gender Imbalance in Academic Science

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