Smart phones contain a silicon chip inside the camera that might be used to detect rare, high energy particles from outer space.
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March 27, 2015 Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.
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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.
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February 24, 2015 The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.
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The MD Brush has an unusual grip that automatically angles the brush head at 45 degrees.
August 27, 2014 You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.
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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."
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March 17, 2014 Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe and every day he struggled to breathe. Now, thanks to a 3-D printer, his windpipe has been strengthened and Garrett should soon breathe normally.
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Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont's 14-bis biplane takes off from a French field in 1906.
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March 5, 2014 The gift of believing in imagination, enjoying it as if it's real, usually falls away in adulthood. But keeping the door open between the imagined and real worlds can show us the way forward.
May 13, 2010 Scottish student invents noise-canceling bubble to ensure you hear every slurry thing your friends are saying to you in loud bar.
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