. —Megan Miller
Yup, that's a real dead rodent. Eliciting ewws and ahs from the crowd in Austin this weekend, Christy Canida from Instructables showed off her "mouse mouse"—a project that combines taxidermy with tech for a darkly funny computer accessory. Want to make your own creepy controller? Follow the step-by-step instructions here
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.