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Help for Thunder-Phobic Dogs

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Do thunderstorms make your dog tremble with fear with every rumble? Thunderstorm anxiety is common among dogs, sending frightened pooches shuddering under beds or even tearing up furniture. What's really behind this pet panic?

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Help for Thunder-Phobic Dogs

Derecho

NORMAN, Okla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- A derecho is a weather term meteorologists admit most people don't know about. But in this past year of unpredictable weather, it's worth learning about.

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Derecho
Predicting the Weather

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Do you bring your umbrella? Is severe weather headed your way? Where will the storm hit? These questions are answered by meteorologists every day. Their accuracy can not only help plan your weekend picnic, but can save lives, too. But how accurate are they? Weather forecasters and meteorologists are using more advanced technology than ever before to know when and where severe weather will strike.

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Predicting the Weather: Getting It Right!

Built on Shaky Ground

SAN FRANCISCO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- It's an unusual event ... A meeting of art and science. But it can make for a "shaky" learning experience, especially when it comes to earthquakes.

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Built on Shaky Ground

First Responders Go WiFi

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- In an emergency, seconds count. Wireless communication systems can help responders save lives. During 9-11, communication was challenging because the communications were destroyed in the attack. Researchers say a wireless system may be the answer.

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First Responders Go WiFi

New Help for Old Knee Injuries

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- One of the most common knee surgeries is the reconstruction of a torn ACL in the knee. A new way to repair a common sports injury could keep athletes back in the game longer.

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New Help for Old Knee Injuries

Jurassic Docs

PITTSBURGH (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Think you have nothing in common with a Tyrannosaurus rex or animals from the Jurassic era? Think again. A first-of-its-kind program combines med students, paleontologists, and cutting-edge technology ... And the program's founders say doctors of tomorrow will be better ... if they study dinosaurs to uncover prehistoric medical links between the present and the very distant past.

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Jurassic Docs

Why I Hate Anchovies

SAN FRANCISCO (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Why do some people like these foods and others don't? Science may have many of the basics of the human body down, but our sense of taste and smell are still somewhat of a mystery.

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Why I Hate Anchovies

The Mysterious Gravity Hill

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Mystery spots of land, often known as gravity hills, are found throughout the United States and seemingly pull objects uphill.

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The Mysterious Gravity Hill

Tulips! Tulips! Tulips!

HILLEGOM, The Netherlands (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- When you think of Holland, you probably think of tulips. They're bright, bold and beautiful! Learn what it takes to grow tulips like these, but do you ever wonder how these unique flowers are grown? We traveled all the way to the tulip capital of the world to find out.

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Tulips! Tulips! Tulips!

Nanotechnology? What's That?!

MADISON, Wis. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Nanotechnology is the big buzz word in the world of science. It's going to impact just about everything we do, touch and see. And this next big thing is extraordinarily small.

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Nanotechnology? What's That?!

Battle of the 'Bots

HARTFORD, Conn. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- In a battle of electronics, engineering and a little fire, one of the biggest amateur robot competitions heats up. It's a battle of the 'bots ... and the 'bot-minded!

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Battle of the 'Bots

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