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The baby boomers
A global race is underway to launch the next supersonic passenger jet after Concorde. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), coordinated by the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies and theExpand
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Agriculture: Beyond food versus fuel
The most controversial aspect of biofuels is the perceived competition for farmland. Will advances in biofuels and agriculture send this trade-off speeding towards the history books?
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Photonic fabrics take shape
Electronics firms, fashion houses and medical-equipment suppliers are all busy developing textiles that blend photonics technology with materials science. Duncan Graham-Rowe reports on the strikingExpand
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Lifestyle: When allergies go west
Modern living seems somehow to make our immune systems overly sensitive. Is cleanliness at fault — or something else?
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Biodiversity: Endangered and in demand
With an ingredients list that includes rhino horn and tiger bone, traditional Asian medicine is on a collision course with wildlife preservation.
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Contemporary Vaccine Challenges: Improving Global Health One Shot at a Time
Developing new vaccines for additional diseases as well as improving their supply and delivery is crucial for global health. Vaccines have proved to be one of the most powerful and effective ways ofExpand
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Terahertz takes to the stage
Imaging and spectroscopy equipment that exploits terahertz waves rather than visible or infrared light is now being developed by several firms around the world. Duncan Graham-Rowe spoke to a few ofExpand
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The drive for holography
Holographic disk drives have long promised to eclipse even the latest high-density optical storage media. Now finally, as Duncan Graham-Rowe reports, the promising three-dimensional approach toExpand
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Beyond food versus fuel
The most controversial aspect of biofuels is the perceived competition for farmland. Will advances in biofuels and agriculture send this trade―off speeding towards the history books?
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Hotwire my heart
Growing numbers of people are being implanted with electronic devices that can automatically restart a failing heart. But have the risks and benefits been adequately assessed? Duncan Graham-RoweExpand
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