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From U.S. News & World Report:

Mending Broken Hearts A look at heart surgeries at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Three Patients, Three Operations Observations of brain surgeries at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

From Discover:

Our Data, Ourselves A profile of a Google engineer building a mobile phone app for self-surveillance.

Science Destinations: Statue of Liberty

From TechnologyReview.com:
Sensors for Tracking Home Water Use
Intel’s Wireless Power Play
The Display that Watches You
Google Explores “Eyes-Free” Phones
Plastic Logic’s Touch-Screen E-Reader
A Step Toward Graphene Circuitry
A New Breed of Netbook?
Touchscreens with Pop-up Buttons
A Better, Cheaper Multitouch Interface
Mapping a City’s Rhythm
How Twitter Could Bring Search Up to Speed
Bypassing Windows with a Quick Boot
Moving Video Games to the Clouds
A Color E-Reader
Wireless at Fiber Speeds

From Technology Review (behind a pay wall):
What is He Doing? (.pdf version) A Profile on Twitter Founder, Ev Williams.
TR10: Racetrack Memory (.pdf version) A description of a new type of magnetic memory developed by IBM’s Stuart Parkin, who is responsible for the high-density storage in all modern magnetic hard disks.
TR10: Reality Mining A look at how mining data from cell phones could help researchers better understand how people and societies behave.
Where Cell Phones Go To Die A photo essay that shows what happens to cell phones after consumers recycle them.
Holographic Video for Your Home A peak inside the lab of an MIT researcher who is developing a compact system that could make in-home holographic video possible.
TR10: Augmented RealityA prediction, in early 2008, that superimposed information on mobile phone screens gives people an extra, useful layer of information.

From The Economist (also behind a pay wall):
Home Invention A story about the 2008 Bay Area Maker Faire.
About Face A look at why some people can’t recall faces at all.
Better Than a Poke in the Eye A description of medicated contact lenses that could provide a more direct route for eye medicine.
Paradox LostAn account of how physicist Stephen Hawking revised his theory of black holes.

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