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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail
    It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a femtosecond is to a second what one second is to 32 million years). In his other identity, he is Egypt's only Nobel laureate in science, a national hero and the inspiration for Egypt's new technical and academic complex, the Zewail City of Science and Technology. And he is one of a council of elders guiding the transition to democracy in his native Egypt -- a novel experience in a nation with millenniums of history.
  • Indian Planning Commission catches flak over posh toilets

    India government sanitation: India's Planning Commission drew flak for spending $70,000 on toilets when half the nation has no access to facilities

    'MythBusters' brings its live show to Los Angeles

    The "Mythbusters" guys have launched a cannonball at a car (OK, that experiment didn't exactly go as planned), aged 1000 years and tested Archimedes' death ray. Now they are taking on a new challenge: co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are taking a...

    Ben Bernanke does a Jack Nicholson on Capitol Hill

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke tells it like it is -- sort of -- at a congressional hearing.

    Watch the 'Mythbusters' duo trade places using masks so realistic they're scary

    Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "Mythbusters" try to trade places with the help of super-realistic masks.