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US Navy Building First New Hospital Ships in 35 Years — See What They’ll Look Like

For nearly four decades, the U.S. Navy has relied on its two massive hospital ships, the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy, to provide medical services to the military and support disaster and humanitarian relief worldwide. Now, thanks to a $867 million contract, Alabama-based shipbuilder Austal USA is developing a brand-new, optimized fleet for the […]

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“It Was Eye-Opening”: Two Moms Founded an Adaptive Clothing Company After Seeing a Need

Having a child go through a major operation is trying for any mother, but when Nicole Puzzo’s then 5-year-old daughter Stella underwent double hip surgery in 2015, she faced an additional hardship. For three months following the procedure, Stella, who has cerebral palsy, had casts on both legs with a bar set between them. When

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Discover the Remarkable Life of Trailblazing Computer Scientist Rear Admiral Grace Hopper: “Queen of Code”

Born Dec. 9, 1906, Grace Murray Hopper was, among other things, a brilliant mathematician and computer scientist; a high-ranking U.S. Navy officer; and a gifted teacher and communicator. So it’s not difficult to understand why she was nicknamed “Amazing Grace” by her subordinates in the Navy once upon a time. The New York native died

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Engineers Develop Device That Turns Saltwater Into Freshwater Using Sunlight

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have developed a revolutionary desalination system inspired by the ocean and powered by the sun — and it could produce drinkable freshwater that is more cost-effective than tap.  In a recent study, the researchers describe a passive device that takes in

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Vertical and Visionary: Empty Office Buildings That Transformed Into Urban Farms, Schools, Hotels, and More

Over the past few years, the number of Americans working fully remote or hybrid schedules has increased. And with the rise in remote workers and digital nomads, more office buildings are empty — and staying that way.  Reports show nearly 20% of office spaces are currently vacant in the United States, and in certain major

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Humans Could Live Underwater by 2027 in This Sleek Subsea Habitat: Go Inside

The ocean covers around 70% of the Earth’s surface and hosts more life than anywhere else on the planet — but 95% of it has yet to be explored. A team of U.K.-based engineers and researchers want to change that with the launch of an ambitious initiative to establish a permanent human presence beneath the

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This Man Built His Mom a Tiny Home, Then Founded a Company Teaching Others to Make Their Own

Back in 2009, Dan Louche received a concerning phone call from his mom in Lakeland, Florida. A recent hurricane had caused leaks in her mobile home, and mold was starting to grow. She’d already begun experiencing respiratory issues, and her son knew if something wasn’t done soon, she could suffer serious health consequences.   Louche lived

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