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Holograms: From Credit Cards to Chocolate
Holograms' uses range from practical to purely aesthetic.


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Nicola Spaldin
When Prof. Nicola Spaldin was growing up in the British mountains where her “parents ran a hiking center,” it was apparent that she loved the outdoors and discovering her surroundings. She took this curiosity into her academic career, where she studied materials that can have more than one job.


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Breaking Beautiful
Researchers have found out how orderly patterns of cracks form atop electronics.Originally published: Aug 29 2014 - 3:00pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Gabriel Popkin, Contributor(Inside Science) -- Repeating crescents, snail shell-like spirals and a ...

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Insatiable Birdie
Can a book inspire you as a child to grow up and solve one of the most famous mysteries of mathematics? Come take a peek inside Physics for Entertainment to find out. Originally published over seventy years ago in Russia, this classic book answers many fascinating questions that one might not even think are physics questions. “Can an invisible man see? Why are all cats grey when the candles are out?” The excerpt below explains the habits or our beloved drinking bird toy.

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