SPOKANE, Wash. – The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite having stopped treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV – and therefore is not cured.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

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