Smart phones contain a silicon chip inside the camera that might be used to detect rare, high energy particles from outer space. J. Yang/Courtesy of WIPAC hide caption

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Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

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Miller Farm, the terminus of Van Syckel's pipeline, in 1868. The oil was pumped to Miller Farm and then transported by railroad. Drake Well Museum/Courtesy of PHMC hide caption

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

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The MD Brush has an unusual grip that automatically angles the brush head at 45 degrees. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

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Garrett shares a moment with his mother, Natalie Peterson. "He has been doing so good," she says. "He's been smiling." Nicole Haley/University of Michigan Health System hide caption

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Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe

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