Eric Berger is the Houston Chronicle's space, weather and science reporter. He covers everything from nanometers to parsecs. You can follow him on twitter at @chronsciguy.

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Thermal vision beats night vision

Thermal imaging displays tiny differences in heat and technology has allowed it to become miniaturized, and commercialization has caused its price to drop. ...

Spray-on batteries could be a reality in the future

As Apple and other tech designers seek sleeker and ever-more powerful batteries to power laptops and devices, they're pushing engineers to create unconventional, more space-efficient batteries. ...

Diving suit has futuristic look, but is graceful underwater

It looks like a cross between a diving suit from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Michelin Man, but the hard diving suit on display at the Offshore Technology Conference is neither science fiction nor a cartoon. ...

Link between fracking and quakes unsure

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake near a Youngstown, Ohio, natural gas well on New Year's Eve has invigorated the public debate on the safety of hydraulic fracturing. ...

Believe it or not, Harvard chemists can snuff flames with electricity

Since the time humans first began to control fire around 400,000 years ago we have had just a few simple tools to douse the flames. Now some Harvard University chemists believe they have found a way to bring fire suppression into the digital age by controlling flames with electricity. ...

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