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The Stuff of Life

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One hundred years ago, people were just coming to grips with a strange idea: Everything is made of atoms. The notion had been around for a very long time.  But all of a sudden a truckload of evidence emerged that it was really true.  Even though common sense would seem to shout otherwise, reality is composed of exceedingly tiny particles. … Read more »

Velcro

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Who knew that walking your dog could help make the world a more “secure” place, and one day provide encouragement for people in the midst of a pandemic? Swiss engineer George De Mestrel had no such expectations back in 1948 when he and his dog emerged from the woods covered with cockleburs, those spiky seeds that hitch rides on canine fur… Read more »