Ethan France

Birds and Better Drones

Stanford scientists have invented a new device to measure the lift created by flying birds. This new machine provides the most accurate measures yet of aerodynamic forces, and has exciting implications on the development of small drones.

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Revamping Photosynthesis

Using genetic engineering, scientists are transforming plants into biological factories. Chloroplasts already produce the oxygen we breathe — could they produce medicine, too?

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