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Computer Science with Soul

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Mayday Machine

If a plane is in trouble, a computer won’t panic. So is it time for humans to leave the cockpit?

Immediately, the plane’s systems set to work testing out its various control surfaces, such as the flaps and rudder, to discover its new limitations. |Long Read

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Going Beyond Eco-Friendly

Sustainable solutions done right

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Kickstarting Cubesats Into Deep Space

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Squashing Superbugs

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Peering Into the Black Box of Tuberculosis

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Drones

They're Everywhere

Through the air, in the sea and on land (even space) the drones are here so you'd better get used to it. |Long Read

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helicopter wings inspired by oak tree seeds

Biomimetics

Copycat Engineering

Nature has inspired engineers to mimic many of its designs and develop spectacular technologies of their own. |Long Read

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A Season of Twisters

How to Address the Looming Threat

Looking like a contender for the top three most deadly U.S. tornado seasons, 2012 is already cutting a swath of destruction from Texas to Michigan. |Long Read

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