The smarter, safer, stronger, far-out future of stuff By Sarah Fecht, Lauren Aaronson, and Laura Geggel
Astronauts can only travel so far in existing space suits. What will it take to see the universe? By Erik Sofge
Sometimes, the best way to improve a new material is to beat the hell out of it By Gregory Mone
What do scientists know about mining's final frontier? By Laura Geggel and Katie Peek
A lone Italian inventor says he has built a machine that can power the world. Could the answer to humanity’s energy troubles be so simple? By Steve Featherstone
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.