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Redesigned guitar strings use physics to avoid whammy bar dissonance.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The technology is progressing quickly, but the main challenge may be overcoming our fears.

Brian Owens, Contributor

By wearing different self-folding exoskeletons, a robot can move, roll, float and glide.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

In annual speed test, international teams must negotiate the complexities of aerodynamics and airflow.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Researchers produce smallest known radio frequency identification tags.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The same salty seawater spray that strengthened ancient Roman piers millennia ago makes modern coastal concrete constructions crumble -- here’s why.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New health-monitoring textiles and devices may help newborns and firefighters.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Scientists test materials to withstand Mars’ surface and space.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A pressure sensor printed directly on a hand is a step toward new biomedical devices, "on the fly" wearable technology, and more.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

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