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Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.
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Powerful radar, mostly limited to the military, could soon be cheap enough for cars and consumer drones to use.
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Human e-mailing behavior is so predictable that computer scientists have created an algorithm that can calculate when an e-mail thread is about to end. <
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