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Megan Ray Nichols
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Writer. Science Enthusist
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In spite of what the current presidential administration wants you to believe, the climate is changing and the planet is in trouble. With Earth Day coming up, now is the perfect time to step back and take a look at the impact we have on the environment.…
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As robots are among the hottest topics in IT today, it’s exciting to watch the field of industrial robotics take shape. From their earliest roots on the assembly line to advanced applications in and outside of the smart factory, industrial robots are here…
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Microscopic robots traveling to tumors could be coming to a body near you. No, this is not the latest science fiction movie. It’s the future of healthcare. These robots, called nanobots, could change how doctors of tomorrow treat cancer and other…
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If you look at the periodic table, can you identify the elements known as lanthanides? Don’t worry if you can’t — they’re not a type of element you’re likely to encounter on your daily walk through the park. Also known as rare earth elements, these 14…
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Healthcare is a hot button topic for many Americans. Either you have insurance, or you have insurance and it isn’t enough to cover the services you need – or you have no insurance at all and risk going bankrupt if you have to go into the hospital for an…
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Easter is the perfect time to put together egg-citing hands-on experiments which test scientific principles in a meaningful way. Basic Easter supplies such as eggs and vinegar are all you need — besides paper towels and your game face — to create lasting…
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There’s absolutely no way to deny the potential of virtual reality technologies in the modern age. There are so many use cases for it, the list is seemingly endless. But a lot of the potential also comes from augmented reality, an offshoot of VR. In fact,…
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The number of telecommuters in the U.S. increased by 115 percent between 2005 and 2015 to about three percent of the total U.S. workforce, a recent study found. A 2016 survey revealed that 43 percent of American workers spent at least some of their time…
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China stands on the cutting edge of cancer treatment with a new therapy using the gene editor CRISPR. This system could help cure patients with untreatable cancers and other diseases. Now, American doctors plan to conduct a study of their own to attempt…
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Groundwater doesn’t get quite as much attention as other water sources in discussions of sustainability. For one, it’s underground and out of sight, and it isn’t quite as compelling as raging rivers and powerful rainstorms. But groundwater, which is…
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