Played any good books lately? Thanks to increasingly literate scriptwriting and dialogue, today's top video games are beginning to rival novels and films. With epics like God of War III and Heavy Rain soon forthcoming, we polled developers about gaming's literary trend. Happily for street scholars, most insist that the future of high-tech storytelling looks bright.
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.