Shilpa Iyer
Graduate, Comsewogue High School
Incoming freshman, Cornell University
Winner, Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program
Port Jefferson Station, New York

Jun. 28, 2013

Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy backs risky ideas that may offer a huge energy payoff.

ARPA-E, flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, wind-energy kites

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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