The New York Times just reported the death of a man who saved -- and contines to save -- many lives: Dr. Earl Wood, one of the inventors of the G-suit. The G-suit, created in the 1940s, is a pressurized outfit that keeps pilots from losing consciousness during fast turns and dives. Military pilots started using it during World War II to remain alert and prevent crashes, and they (and astronauts) still use similar suits today.
CSI, the popular network television show solving crimes with science, has been on for nearly a decade. Popular Science has had the detective fever for over eighty years.
For longer than a television show can ever hope to remain on air, we've been examining the state of forensics and detailing the new technologies that solve "stranger than fiction" crimes, from the lie detector to DNA profiling.
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.