There are aspects of science that lend the subject its reputation, at least among schoolchildren, for being “boring” (Punnett squares come to mind). Then there are things like lasers that are completely awesome, regardless of whether you’re eight years old or 80. Which is why it’s mind-blowing that in what must be the least fun science lab in all the universe, researchers have developed an anti-laser. That’s right, Yale scientists are undoing perfectly good laser beams.
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.