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Episode 475 – Feb 26, 2015

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Health concerns about e-cigarettes on the rise

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Surge in e-cigarette sales prompts calls for new health studies, regulation

Episode 474 – Feb 25, 2015

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New technique to root out hair dye could help police solve crimes

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Hair dye ‘CSI’ could help police solve crimes

Episode 473 – Feb 23, 2015

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Smart phones could lead to more precise air pollution measurement

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Smart phones can help measure air pollution levels

Episode 472 – Feb 19, 2015

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Edible satellites: an out-of-this-world dining experience

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Scientist sculpts satellite models out of meat loaf, vegetables

Episode 471 – Feb 18, 2015

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Fish skin could lead to improve wound healing technique

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Fish skin component could lead to better wound healing

Episode 470 – Feb 17, 2015

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Discovery could lead to better tires, lower auto emissions

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Discovery could help improve tires, reduce air pollution

Episode 469 – Feb 12, 2015

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Is the medical eyedropper on its way out?

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An end to the medicine dropper for eye injuries?

Episode 468 – Feb 11, 2015

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Cleaner-burning wood chips may be on the horizon.

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Understanding air pollution from biomass burners used for heating

Episode 467 – Feb 09, 2015

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Tiny robotic “hands” may help diagnose cancer, deliver drugs.

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Tiny robotic 'hands' could improve cancer diagnostics, drug delivery

Episode 466 – Feb 05, 2015

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Telling your eyeglasses to change into sunglasses.

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Eyeglasses that turn into sunglasses — at your command

Episode 465 – Feb 04, 2015

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Beer hops could fight Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Episode 464 – Feb 02, 2015

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Color-changing film could uncover chemical weapons.

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Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

Episode 463 – Jan 29, 2015

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Vaccine could dampen urge to use cocaine.

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Scientists close in on cocaine vaccine

Episode 462 – Jan 28, 2015

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Orange juice might be healthier than we thought.

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Oranges versus orange juice, which is better?

Episode 461 – Jan 26, 2015

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Smart keyboard could help tighten online security.

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Smart keyboard recognizes users

Episode 460 – Jan 22, 2015

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New hospital gown keeps patients’ backsides covered.

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Designers create dignified, practical hospital gown

Episode 459 – Jan 21, 2015

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Consumers, EPA wrangle over proposed pesticide rule.

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Wrangling over pesticide ingredients reaches climax

Episode 458 – Jan 19, 2015

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Tattoo-like sensor could take the ‘stick’ out of blood sugar testing.

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Tattoo-like sensor capable of measuring glucose levels could eliminate painful finger-prick testing

Episode 457 – Jan 15, 2015

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Finding could help keep a man-made marvel white and bright.

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What’s in the grime tarnishing the Taj Mahal?

Episode 456 – Jan 14, 2015

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Innovative material could dampen pain caused by sensitive teeth.

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New biomaterial could help soothe sensitive teeth

Episode 455 – Jan 12, 2015

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New clothing material could help save energy while keeping us warm.

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Nanowire clothing could help keep us warm

Episode 454 – Jan 08, 2015

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Researchers develop potentially safer, more effective cancer-fighting molecules.

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Scientists discover new cancer-fighting molecules with fewer potential side effects

Episode 453 – Jan 07, 2015

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New evidence suggests hydraulic fracking might have lingering effects on drinking water.

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‘Fracking’ wastewater that is treated for drinking produces potentially harmful compounds

Episode 452 – Jan 05, 2015

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‘Electronic skin’ gets a major touch-up.

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New ‘electronic skin’ offers hope for greater touch sensitivity



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