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January 4, 2013
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  Remembering Yoji Totsuka07.15.08
 Yoji Totsuka, the world’s leading physicist on elementary particles, died July 10th after a long struggle with cancer. He was 66.

  Nobelist Slams Education06.05.08
 Physics Nobel prize winner Dr. Leon Lederman criticizes the state of science education in the U.S. He explains who’s to blame and what it will take to make a change.

  3-D Microscope06.05.08
 Scientists have invented a way to trick a light microscope into revealing more details than ever before seen.

  Gasoline From Trees04.29.08
 Scientists have found a way to convert wood fiber from trees into fuel for your car. The surprisingly simple process might put biofuels in your car’s tank without using the world’s food supply.

  Better (Rewriteable) Holograms03.06.08
 Live, 3D holographic movies are now a big step closer. As this ScienCentral
News video explains, researchers are developing them using a new material
that makes holograms rewritable.


play video  Bionic Contact Lenses02.22.08
 Is bionic vision in your future? It might be if engineers can perfect a contact lens filed with electronics. As this ScienCentral News report explains, engineers have demonstrated how to put electronics inside a contact lens.

play video  Gecko Stitches02.18.08
 Unlocking the gecko’s ability to walk on walls is leading researchers to find a way to replace surgical stitches with sticky tape. As this ScienCentral News video explains, the challenge is to make a surgical tape that works in the wet conditions inside your body.

  Magneto Boy02.17.08
 In the movie "Be Kind, Rewind," Jack Black plays a man who is magnetized and erases an entire store-full of video tapes. But can people really be "magnetic?" In this ScienCentral News video, meet a boy who calls himself "Magneto Man," and has a reputation for making computers go wild.

play video  "Jumper" & Real Teleportation02.12.08
 From "Star Trek" to the new sci-fi film "Jumper," we’re all familiar with the idea of teleportation. But as this ScienCentral News video explains, scientists are actually doing real teleportation experiments in the lab.

  "Jumper" stars discuss teleportation02.08.08
 Actor Hayden Christensen and director Doug Liman were kind enough, and brave
enough, to talk to us about their understanding of teleportation in the real
world (as opposed to in their new movie, Jumper).