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Posted: 2020-10-21 13:00:00
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With increased car and foot traffic, the ground underneath the Tidal Basin — home to memorials to Thomas Jefferson, FDR and MLK Jr. — is sinking. As sea levels rise, the walkways flood daily.
Posted: 2020-10-05 17:58:40
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The new project will fund efforts to create new monuments, as well as contextualize or relocate existing ones, to tell a "more inclusive story of our history."
Posted: 2020-09-15 20:12:25
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'Regarding Paul R. Williams' Honors Legacy Of LA's Barrier-Breaking Black Architect
Janna Ireland's photography has focused on Black life in America. Now, she turns her lens to Paul R. Williams, the first Black architect in the American West. He put good design within reach...
Posted: 2020-09-15 09:05:00
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For 'Ike,' A Monument Unlike Any Other: Eisenhower Memorial Is Dedicated In D.C.
A new memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be dedicated just off the National Mall on Sept. 17. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, but faced an uphill battle for approval.
Posted: 2020-09-14 09:00:13
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Redesigning The Office To Maximize Health
Architects are already looking beyond COVID-19 to imagine the office of 2025 and beyond — an office that will keep us safe on the job, whatever pandemic virus strikes next.

Posted: 2020-10-23 23:35:11
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A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect rocks from an asteroid seems to have nabbed a lot of material, but there's now an unexpected problem — a flap isn't closing because some rocks are stuck.
Posted: 2020-10-21 09:47:00
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When an air leak got worse on the International Space Station, Russian cosmonauts broke open a tea bag to let the leaves float up to identify the source of the leak.
Posted: 2020-10-19 22:16:01
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If This NASA Spacecraft Can Avoid 'Mount Doom,' It Might Nab A Bit of Asteroid
NASA is getting ready to collect its first sample from an asteroid ever. The rocks and dust could help us understand potentially dangerous space rocks and the history of the solar system.
Posted: 2020-10-13 15:01:07
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Pluto Has White-Capped Mountains, But Not Because There's Snow
Mountains on Pluto look strikingly similar to white-capped peaks on Earth, but these cold, alien mountains got whitened in a completely different way.
Posted: 2020-10-12 02:05:44
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Don't Miss Your Socially Distanced Date With Mars
Mars will be in "opposition" on Oct. 13: the sun and Mars will be on opposite sides of Earth. It's going to be ideal for viewing the red planet.

Posted: 2020-10-24 11:50:00
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Entomologists in Washington State have located the first ever nest of the Asian giant hornet in the U.S. They tracked the "murder hornet" to its nest by attaching it with a miniature radio tracker.
Posted: 2020-10-23 23:35:11
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A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect rocks from an asteroid seems to have nabbed a lot of material, but there's now an unexpected problem — a flap isn't closing because some rocks are stuck.
Posted: 2020-10-23 17:35:49
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'Fresh Air' Reflects On The Psychedelic Movement
We listen to a 1983 interview with psychologist Timothy Leary, a 1990 interview with spiritual leader Ram Dass and a 2018 interview with How to Change Your Mind author Michael Pollan.
Posted: 2020-10-22 09:00:57
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COVID-19 Surges In Rural Communities, Overwhelming Some Local Hospitals
As COVID-19 cases increase, many rural communities, places which were largely spared during the early months of the pandemic, are now contending with a spike in infections and hospitalizations.
Posted: 2020-10-22 08:50:27
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Most Tenants Get No Information About Flooding. It Can Cost Them Dearly
Most landlords are not required to disclose if a property is in a flood plain or has flooded before. That's a big problem in cities where climate change is driving more frequent and severe floods.

Posted: 2020-10-23 11:00:23
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Fumito Ueda's moody video game about a young hero wandering a landscape empty of everything except for 16 towering giants originally came out in 2005 — but its loneliness speaks to today's...
Posted: 2020-10-23 02:24:09
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The ruling is a blow to Uber and Lyft, which have argued they are not subject to state labor law. But the court's order could still be upended by a ballot measure backed by the ride-hailing companies.
Posted: 2020-10-22 14:37:28
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What Happens When TikTok Looks To The Avant-Garde For A Challenge?
This past week The Caretaker, an artist who has long leaned into challenging sounds, began emerging as an increasingly popular "challenge" on the youth-led platform.
Posted: 2020-10-22 14:30:32
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Security Gaps Persist, Report Warns, After U.S. Blames Iran In Election Scheme
A report published on Thursday described how many government and political domains don't observe a security practice that makes it more difficult for attackers to run spoof email scams.
Posted: 2020-10-22 12:55:26
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Google Paid Apple Billions To Dominate Search On iPhones, Justice Department Says
An agreement worth up to $12 billion made Google the de facto choice for online search on millions of iPhones. Justice officials say the deal may anticompetitive under U.S. law.

Posted: 2020-10-23 16:31:43
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Using two mode-locked femtosecond lasers and a single photon counting detector, scientists have recorded broad spectra with close to one hundred thousand colors in almost complete darkness.
Posted: 2020-10-23 13:58:47
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POSTECH Professor Byoungwoo Kang's research team uncovers a new Li-ion battery electrode material that can achieve high-energy density and high power capability per volume without reducing particle...
Posted: 2020-10-23 12:20:10
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Timekeeping theory combines quantum clocks and Einstein's relativity
Cool research story with connections to atomic clocks, Einstein and quantum mechanics. The research shows the 'spooky' interference that can impact even the most sophisticated clocks.
Posted: 2020-10-22 21:02:33
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DNA in fringe-lipped bat feces reveals unexpected eating habits
By examining the guano of the fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus), biologists encountered surprising results about its eating habits and foraging abilities.
Posted: 2020-10-22 19:17:39
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Galactic archaeology
Computational astrophysics study modeled for the first time faint supernovae of metal-free first stars, yielding carbon-enhanced abundance patterns for star formation. Study investigated formation...