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A new transparent armor inspired by the shells of a sea creature could provide protection for U.S. troops on the battlefield. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study: Transparent, Tough Sea Shell Armor Could Protect US Troops

A new transparent armor inspired by the shells of a sea creature could provide protection for U.S. troops on the battlefield.

03/31/2014

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UVA Announces Plan To Offer Free Online Courses

The University of Virginia plans to offer free online courses under an agreement announced Tuesday, about a month after its president briefly was fired in part for her perceived hesitation to embrace online education.

07/17/2012

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Marks 150th Anniversary Of Land-Grant Colleges Creation Signed By Lincoln

In the midst of an all-consuming Civil War 150 years ago, Congress was able to pass legislation that would transform higher education.

07/06/2012

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