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DOT looking likely to ground the idea of in-flight cell phone calls

Having just returned from a cross-country flight, I’m happy to hear the U.S. Department of Transportation is leaning towards a policy that prohibits …

6 Bright Microscopic Images Of Life

Here are the winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition.<p>For the tenth year in a row, miscroscope and camera manufacturer Olympus sponsored a light microscope photography contest, and the results are stunning. The winner, pictured above, is an aquatic carnivorous plant, …

It's Not Magic On The Mountain, It's A Rain-Making Machine

<b>Listen · 4:15</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The snowpack in the Mountain West this year is at just a small fraction of its normal level. In fact, 2013 was the driest year ever recorded in many parts of California, and there's little relief in sight. But water managers are trying to squeeze …

Why Dust is the Most Important Stuff in the Universe

It’s one of the astronomy’s most popular fun facts, trotted out by everyone from the geeky 1980s cosmic icon Carl Sagan to his impossibly cool heir …