Kid-Friendly Feature Stories
Making tiny complex controlled shapes
A new study in the May 17 issue of Science reveals how to make minerals assemble themselves into complex but controlled architectures.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
The universe is a cool place!
The universe is a pretty cool place. If you hopped on a tour bus for a complete tour of the cosmos, it would take you past a number of "hot" attractions, like the sun, monster black holes and billions of shining stars. But mostly, space is incredibly cold. Like the object in this picture, it might look like a ribbon of hot fire stretching through space, but this is actually a cold cloud of gas and dust, just -250 °C!
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Ants and carnivorous plants conspire for mutualistic feeding
An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathias Scharmann and colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University Brunei Darussalam.
Solar and lithium ion car race winners announced
Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.
US Department of Energy