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Laying the foundation for new energy technology

Troy Van Voorhis is the Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry. Photo: Justin Knight   Laying the foundation for new energy technology Theoretical chemist Troy Van Voorhis probes big energy-related questions, scrutinizing electrons and chemical bonds to improve sustainable energy ...

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Reshaping computer-aided design

Adriana Schulz, an MIT PhD student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, demonstrates the InstantCAD computer-aided-design-optimizing interface. Photo: Rachel Gordon/MIT CSAIL   Reshaping computer-aided design CSAIL’s InstantCAD allows manufacturers to simulate, optimize CAD designs in real-time. Adam Conner-Simons ...

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Squash & Cherry Tomato Quiche Cups

  Squash & Cherry Tomato Quiche Cups Serves : 12 Ingredients: 2 cups butternut squash; chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 2 teaspoons olive oil 12 slices white bread; crusts removed 12 cherry tomatoes; halved 1/2 cup (4 ounces) cream cheese 3 ...

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Stanford researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna fins

Researchers from the lab of Barbara Block at Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium have discovered a bio-hydraulic system in fins of tunas. (Image credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium)   Stanford researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna fins The unique system of hydraulic control of fins discovered in tuna indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates. This natural mechanism ...

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