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John Nash and Louis Nirenberg

John Nash (left) and Louis Nirenberg (right) will receive the 2015 Abel Prize for their work on partial differential equations.

rust on green metal

THIS IS WAR  Rust recounts the unending battle between humans and corrosion, which each year costs the United States an estimated $437 billion — more than all natural disasters combined.


Unlike atomic-powered artificial hearts,  nuclear-powered pacemakers, such as this one developed by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in the 1970s, actually made it out of the lab and into human bodies.

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