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  • Why Does the World Harbor So Many Different Voltages, Plugs, and Sockets?

      Winston Struye/StoryTK Standardization makes life easier, but it is often impossible to introduce it to systems that have a…

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Topological Materials

    Emily Cooper The topological material tantalum arsenide generates tremendous current (small arrows) upon illumination. Ever since a new class of ­materials…

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  • The Triumph of the Electric Motor

    Harry Campbell Nearly 50 years ago, my dad bought an electric Black & Decker lawn mower to trim our quarter-acre…

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  • Pride in Tech: How Lotus Championed Gay Rights During the AIDS Crisis

    COLLECTION OF THE COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, 102792233 The Lotus Development Corp. sponsored the first Boston AIDS Walk, in 1986. How…

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  • Video Friday: Telexistence

    Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a…

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