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smog over LA

SMOG CITY   Los Angeles, shown here, is one of the smoggiest cities in the United States. That haze of air pollution comes not just from cars, but also from an array of consumer products that emit chemicals into the air.

periodic table

NAME GAME  First created  in a lab in 2002, element 118 was officially dubbed oganesson in 2016. New studies predict some of the element’s odd properties.

microscope images of smart textile

HOT N’ COLD  Carbon (left) and copper (right) in a new smart textile help release or trap heat to keep the body comfortable across a greater range of temperatures than standard fabrics.

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