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  • Solving the Autism Puzzle

    For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.


  • Storing the Sun

    Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy.


  • Demonstrating Health-Care Networking

    Dan Newman, chief medical information officer of Boston Medical Center, explains the workings of the hospital’s new electronic-records network connecting BMC with community health centers in the Boston area.

  • A Musical Score for Disease

    Gil Alterovitz, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, translated populations of genes into musical notes. Each constellation (green) represents a key network of interrelated genes (blue). Each network is represented by a musical note. In healthy cells, the notes form music in harmony, indicating a healthy state. In cancer cells, the soundtrack veers out of harmony, signaling a transition from a healthy to a diseased state.

  • How Tor Works

    A video demonstrating how Tor uses a series of relays to protect anonymity online.


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