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Trying to Energize the Push for a Smart Grid

Can the country build an electrical system that can better adapt to a range of changing conditions?

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Towards a Smarter Grid

How reliable is our national electrical distribution system - and what can be done to make it better?

electricity, infrastructure, smart grid, network, engineering

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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