Science Of Summer Waves Everything you always wanted to know about all kinds of waves.

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Surfers And Scientists Team Up To Create The 'Perfect Wave'

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Residents of Valdivia, Chile, look over wrecked buildings on May 31, 1960. AP hide caption

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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

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Tropical Storm Colin brought big waves to Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers, Fla., in early June. Given the threat of serious flooding, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Complicates Predictions Of Damage From Big Surf

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Lasers and mirrors are used to carefully measure shifts in space-time. To avoid contamination, protective clothing must be worn at all times. LIGO Lab/Caltech/MIT hide caption

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How To Catch The Biggest Wave In The Universe

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Michigan Wolverines fans do the wave in support of their team as it faces the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 26, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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The Physics And Psychology Of 'The Wave' At Sporting Events

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The same word is used to describe light, a lively sea, or a ripple in the fabric of space-time. What's in a wave? Photo illustration by Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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How A Wave Is Unlike An Armadillo: One Reporter's Summer Puzzle

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