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September 20, 2004
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play video  Olympics Doping08.12.04
These Olympics have already seen a marathon of drug tests, with some athletes banned for testing positive for illegal substances, some who disputed positive test results and others accused who have never failed a drug test. But when gene therapy goes mainstream, today could seem like the good old days.

play video  Cool Sounds07.30.04
University physicists have created a freezer that can keep ice cream cold using sound waves.

play video  Genetic Food Safety07.28.04
A report released by the National Academy of Sciences says "sizeable gaps" still remain in the knowledge needed to regulate genetically modified food. Such information is needed because these foods are more and more a part of our food supply.

play video  Brain Pain07.22.04
The pain of severe burns may be the most excruciating pain a person can experience. But the August issue of Scientific American describes how the ultimate in pain may be eased by the ultimate in high-tech distractions.

play video  Roach Robots07.08.04
The pesky cockroach may be earning more respect soon. The creepy critters are inspiring some new robots that could end up helping to save lives.

play video  Indoor Sunshine06.18.04
Imagine if dull fluorescent lights could pump sunshine into your office instead. Researchers are doing that with fiber optics, promising office workers increased well-being and improved productivity.

play video  Hydrogen Cars05.13.04
Cars that run on hydrogen would solve our dependence on imported oil. And one engineer says nanotechnology could help make them affordable.

play video  Roses are Blue04.30.04
Scientists are working on creating a blue rose—and making other discoveries in the process.

play video  Alarm Cells03.05.04
A chemistry researcher has created a new device designed to detect unknown biological threats.

play video  Snail’s Pace02.26.04
Think commuter traffic crawls along slower than a snail? One day you might be able to ride straight up or down or over whatever’s in your way, thanks to what engineers are learning about that snail’s pace.

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