More students than ever may be cramming for the magical "double 800" on their SATs, but in fact both verbal and math scores on the test dropped slightly between 1966 and 2000. According to stats published by the U.S. Department of Education, the average score on math fell just a tad from 516 to 514.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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