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Speakers set on bars inside the windows cancel out unwanted noise, using technology similar to that in noise-canceling headphones.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New tests, masks, and ventilators developed this month may help fight the pandemic.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A small robot sits atop a pile of poppy seeds meant to represent shifting soil.

Researchers have developed unique gaits for rovers to prevent them from getting stuck in deep sand or soil.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

NASA will soon see if specially designed blades spinning really fast can carry a small chopper through the planet’s barely there atmosphere.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

By overlapping materials with periodic properties, scientists can detect features otherwise too small to be seen directly.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Two independent research groups have created the first superconducting quantum computers that can operate above 1 K, overcoming a major obstacle.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Fifty years ago, an explosion changed the flight of Apollo 13 into a saga of skill, fortitude, and resilience. A reporter who covered the mission recounts the details.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Researchers have created a tech that can track health markers -- all from the toilet seat.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Someday, such supports could allow meat in the lab to grow from tiny hamburger-nuggets into something more like steak.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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