December 21, 2015

The Short: 'Kids face hard Christmas choice: gift for me or gift for mom?'

by Colby Itkowitz

"A few dozen low-income children in Atlanta were asked recently to make a difficult choice: They could have the Christmas present of their dreams. Or they could give a gift of their choosing to a parent."

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The Long: 'New Materials For Manufacturing'

by The Economist

The ability to understand the properties of materials at the tiniest scales not only lets people do old things better; it lets them do new things. In Edison’s day, using light to send messages was the province of the Aldis lamps that flashed messages in morse code from ship to ship.

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