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  • Energy and Climate Bill Advances

    As legislators discuss major new legislation for moving the United States away from its dependence on fossil fuels, Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, reflects on lessons that can be learned from previous shifts in energy use. Yergin recently released a new edition of his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power.

  • Harnessing Direct Solar Power for Propulsion

    A UC Berkeley researcher uses a magnifying glass to focus sunlight onto a small plastic boat. Nanotubes at one end of the boat absorb the sun’s heat, propelling the boat through the water. The second video shows a rotor that works on the same principle. A similar design could be used to make simple solar-powered pumps.

  • Monitoring Muscle

    Seward Rutkove explains how a technique called electrical impedance myography (EIM) can be used to measure the health of muscles. He demonstrates a handheld device that can now perform EIM measurements much more quickly than before.

  • Brain Cells' Long Migration

    A real-time video of neurons navigating the brain using blood vessels as paths. Neurons are labeled in green, and the blood vessels in red.

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