We didn't lose to Marshall Faulk. We were losing, sure, but the final gun never sounded. Our man, Assistant Editor Michael Moyer, called a punt instead of a two-point conversion after a TD with 10 seconds left in the 4th. The software, an alpha version of EA Sports' ultrarealistic Madden 2003 NFL Football, couldn't make heads or tails of the Ray Rhodes-like call, so it locked up. Game over. Faulk wins 21-16, but with an asterisk.
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.