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Army Eyes 3D Printed Food for Soldiers
3-D printing technology will make it possible for the army to print nutritious food for soldiers.
Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or 'Frankenfish'?
A new yet controversial technology makes it possible for companies to raise salmon that grow very fast.
Drones Put Spying Eyes in The Sky
Scientists are finding ways to use drones, or unmanned flying robots, in research and conservation efforts.
Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you
Fingerprint identification may soon be a thing of the past. Using new technology and the science of biometrics, scientists have developed a potentially more advanced way of identifying people.
Human or Machine? A.I. Experts Reportedly Pass The 'Turing Test'
In 2014, a chatbot named Eugene Goostman fooled a third of human testers into believing it was a real human.
Scientists Clone Human Embryos To Make Stem Cells
Rob Stein and Michaeleen Doucleff
This article discusses advancements in the field of stem cell research as of 2013 — and the ethical questions accompanying them.
Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?
Experts with competing viewpoints discuss the impact that rapid technological development will have on the future availability of jobs.
How the Internet Came to Be
Shelby Ostergaard explains how the Internet developed and how it works today.
Cutting the Cords: How Wireless Charging Will Keep Toxic Waste Out Of Landfills
Brian Clark Howard
Brian Clark Howard discusses how a switch to wireless chargers could have a positive effect on the environment.
Plate Tectonics: Moving and Shaking
National Geographic Society Staff
The movement of Earth’s plates has resulted in the planet’s natural wonders and disasters.
Will We ‘Fix’ The Weather? Yes. Should We Fix The Weather? Hmmm
A prominent journalist discusses the opinions of climate scientists about using technology to control the earth’s climate.
Barrett Smith discusses the life and accomplishments of the influential female scientist, Marie Curie.
Who Is Katherine Johnson?
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked on space missions during the early days of NASA.
Grace Hopper was one of the first female programmers and helped develop the first modern computer.
The Women of Hidden Figures
Jessica McBirney describes the life and accomplishments of three African American women who worked for NASA during the Space Race.
The Scientific Method
Barrett Smith outlines the steps and significance of the scientific method.
Jessica McBirney discusses the life and accomplishments of the famous physicist, Stephen Hawking.
When Stars Explode
Ken Croswell, Ph.D
Ken Croswell discusses what happens when stars explode.
When Women Stopped Coding
Steve Henn explores why fewer women are pursuing jobs in computer science.