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Interior designers are turning to experiments, using psychology and physics to come up with the best spaces for health -- and productivity.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A corrective quartz plate could improve the focus of enormous X-ray generating machines.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Scientists apply quantum techniques to measure subtle details of a material's magnetic field.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Research finds that introducing crack-resisting structures makes steel tougher against fatigue.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

At a bladesmithing competition, participants from 26 international universities show off their creations.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

A special coating might one day repair ragged clothes with a little pressure, heat and water.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Researchers take a step in that direction, developing an effective device that can both generate and store electricity using sugar.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Three University of Maryland students harness brains and brawn in a popular obstacle course show.

Chris Gorski, Editor

The 2-ton, 11-foot high tower of glass was first installed in 1859 and still guides ships today.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

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