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Adding A Funny Form Of Carbon To Silly Putty Creates A Heart Monitor

Graphene comes in sheets barely an atom thick and is extremely good at conducting electricity. By adding the unusual form of carbon to Silly Putty, scientists created flexible sensors.

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United Airlines will offer cheaper airfares in 2017 but the trade-off will be giving up some of the few remaining perks of air travel, like putting a carry-on suitcase in the overhead bin or getting an assigned seat. Damian Davies/Getty Images hide caption

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United's 'Basic Economy' Aims To Compete With Discount Airlines

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Israeli activists who lobbied Israeli-Americans to vote for Donald Trump gather around a boardroom table to celebrate his victory. Israel's right wing anticipates that a Trump administration will not pressure Israel regarding settlements. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Israel's Right Wing Expects Boost From A Trump Presidency

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When A Professor Laughed At Her Queens Accent, Writer Tara Clancy Doubled Down

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Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

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Million-Year-Old 'Hero Bug' Emerges From Cave

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Adding A Funny Form Of Carbon To Silly Putty Creates A Heart Monitor

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