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What we're reading: whale-inspired turbines

What we're reading: whale-inspired turbines

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Climate and the Earth's metabolism; adulthood and Generation Y; whale tail fans; genetic doping; electronic underwear.

1.) As its temperature rises, the Earth breathes faster and harder.

2.) The new age of adulthood? Twenty-six, according to health care reform.

3.) Taking inspiration from whale tails, scientists make better turbines.

4.) Sports doping may reach new heights when athletes begin enhancing their genes.

5.) The world's first electronic underpants have important medical care implications.

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Andrew Nusca is editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor for ZDNet. Previously, he worked at Money, Men's Vogue and Popular Mechanics magazines. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and New York University. He is based in New York but resides in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure