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Copycat Engineering

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

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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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Dread Down Under

World Solar Challenge

The biggest and best solar car team's goal is to win World Solar Challenge, a five day race across the Australian outback. |Long Read

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Stubborn Structures

Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

Earthquake-resistant structures are on designers' drawing boards and getting better all the time; explore the world of earthquake engineering. |Long Read

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Human 2.0

Engineering the Next Generation of a Machine Known as ‘The Human Body’

From sonar eyes and cochlear implants to bio bolts and brain control of prosthetics. |Long Read

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