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."
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.