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The lightweight sheets could combine hundreds of vibrating components to create tactile sensations.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Instead of packing more pixels into displays, engineers are learning how to trick our eyes and brains to see higher resolutions in the virtual world.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

An experiment off the coast of California may bolster efforts to make biocrude from "the Sequoia of the sea."

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A next-generation atom smasher would cost billions of dollars. Europe and China both plan to build one, but scientists are debating if it's worth it.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

How you cover a trip to the moon and share the news with the world.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Half a century after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon, can NASA recover the sense of adventure that sparked its Cold War triumph?

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

By mimicking the structure of mother-of-pearl, scientists have made a glass that's less likely to shatter when hit.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Setting up the field for the 'London Series' between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees presents significant technical challenges.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

So-called plastic crystals could open new avenues in the quest to make refrigerators with only solid components.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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