Every bit of steel in the car you drive has been measured as to its capability to withstand certain forces — pushing and pulling. Machines like this do the measuring. Jennifer Lauren Lee/NIST PML hide caption

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How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

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A Face For STEM: Online Effort Targets Assumptions About Women In Tech

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Richard Dean Anderson portrayed MacGyver with the perfect combination of cool and nerdy. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

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The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 spewed almost 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, causing worldwide temperatures to drop half a degree on average. Arlan Naeg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

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The world's tallest timber residential tower, 10 stories, in currently in Melbourne, Australia, though a 14-story Norwegian project may top it in 2015. Courtesy of Lend Lease hide caption

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