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Articles by Peter Gwynne

Plastic tracks could reduce the cost of Olympic “sliding” events and make the sports more environmentally friendly and accessible.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

A study that compares the multitasking abilities of awake sleepwalkers and non-sleepwalkers provides insights into the nature of awareness.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Tethered balloons equipped with sophisticated cameras can survey threats and damage from an elevated perspective.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Will astronomers learn anything new when a total solar eclipse cuts a path of darkness across 14 states this month?

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

French researchers find that individuals can learn new information fed to them during certain phases of sleep.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Small farmers in Vermont could benefit from research that discovered how to grow an exotic -- and lucrative -- spice during the winters.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

An experiment half a century ago created an industry that specializes in freezing the dead. Many scientists think the chance of reviving them is slim.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Two analyses of ecological research projects warn that natural processes in the soil increase the threat of global warming.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

The shutdown of a Canadian nuclear reactor creates a greater than 50 percent chance of a shortage of an important testing marker.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

The Golden web spider could help microscope users evade a basic law of physics.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor