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Undrinkable water in Flint, Mich., is a signal of health risks from old lead pipes in other cities

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Owl Inspired - Quieter Blade

Engineers are trying to design a quieter turbine blade inspired by the structure of an owl's wing.
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This week's word in the news: TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post -- 02/08/2016