Engineering Design

  1. Brain

    ‘Study drugs’ can be dangerous

    The misuse of these ADHD medicines not only constitutes cheating, but they can become addictive and can mess with your head.

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  2. Chemistry

    A plant enemy’s enemy

    Plants use chemicals to recruit help in fighting off pests.

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  3. Young scientists come to Washington

    Thirty middle school students compete in the inaugural Broadcom MASTERS science challenge.

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  4. Science fairs: Teaching students to think like scientists

    Broadcom MASTERS competition encourages science as interactive, live process, not just memorization.

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  5. Tech

    Cars of the future

    New cars will be smarter, safer, more efficient — and able to drive themselves.

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  6. Tech

    A greener way to keep flames away

    Scientists use safer materials to create a new flame retardant.

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  7. Animals

    Lotion takes a bite out of snake venom

    Scientists discover that a cream can slow the spread of a serpent’s poison.

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  8. Science & Society

    Scientist profile: Leroy Hood

    The inventor of the DNA sequencing technique, and Albert Lasker Awardee, embarks on the next big challenge.

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  9. Computing

    Watson a game-changer for science

    Supercomputer outsmarts humans in historic Jeopardy! competition.

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  10. Chemistry

    Superslim silicene

    Lab-made sheets of silicon are only one atom thick.

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  11. Enthusiasm and reward for science

    Meet the high schoolers who won the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Scientists help amputees by getting on their nerves

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