When the Navy needs to surprise and overwhelm an inland enemy, it can send in the new Zumwalt-class destroyer—the most technologically advanced warship ever built By Clay Dillow
Where will the next pandemic come from? And how can we stop it? By David Quammen
The quest for human-powered flight By Rebecca Boyle
Our 11th annual celebration of young researchers whose innovations will change the world By Mara Grunbaum, Elizabeth Svoboda, Kalee Thompson, Abe Streep, Paul Kvinta, Lauren Aaronson and Tom Clynes
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.