Our current president is a proud nerd, appearing on shows like Mythbusters, collecting comic books in his youth and dropping references to dilithium crystals (really). But the most prominent Republican to challenge him so far is also a science dork, judging from his Amazon book reviews.
Last Friday the Obama campaign made a big move in courting the country’s nerds, geeks and overall science-friendly voters. First the campaign announced that 61 Nobel laureates in science signed a letter supporting Obama’s election, then the campaign unveiled a new science policy centered on increased funding and an emphasis on math and science education.
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.