Kids' stuff? Hardly. RC jets are the topic of this week's podcast, but if you think you know model planes, think again. Host Chuck Cage sits down with writer Tom Clynes and staff photographer John B. Carnett to discuss the Air Force pilots, sophisticated machinery and big money behind this high-stakes hobby.
Ever wanted your own motorized off-road skateboard? Listen in on this week's podcast as staff photographer and DIYer extraordinaire John B. Carnett relays the story of his latest exploit. It's a special all things How 2.0 edition as Carnett sits down with host Chuck Cage and editor Doug Cantor to discuss explosions, motors, hacked TiVos and more.
Caffeine wakes you up, rock stars die young and long ambulance rides aren't ideal. Sound obvious? You bet. But there's more than meets the eye here. On this week's episode of Cocktail Party Science, the writers and editors of PopSci's "Science Confirms the Obvious," talk to host Chuck Cage about the studies that make you say "duh" and why they're worth a second look.
Rip open a Pleo, get the run down on hybrids, and learn about the military's futuristic flying laser gun as Chuck Cage and the editors of PopSci take a behind-the-scenes tour of the third annual How it Works issue. Learn the stories behind the stories of some of the world's most sophisticated machines.
Fuel your stomach, then fuel your mind with this week's edition of Cocktail Party Science. Listen in as host Chuck Cage talks to writer Amanda Schaffer and PopSci editor Seth Fletcher about how E. coli could become the most alternative fuel of all.
Plus: Should pollution be a sin? How 'bout genetic engineering?
One would have thought that after two centuries of existence, something as commonplace
as the nail would be about as good as it's going to get. Try telling that to the man they call
With a few subtle but ingenious tweaks, Ed Sutt has revolutionized the
nail as we know it. Listen in as podcaster Jonathan Coulton sits down with
Dr. Nail himself to discuss what went into PopSci's 2006 Innovation
of the Year.
Software will allow you to easily carry yearsâ€™ worth of searchable memoriesâ€”in your pocket
By Michael MyserPosted 05.17.2006 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Humans naturally have the power to remember almost two bits of information per second, or a few hundred megabytes over a lifetime. Compared with a DVD movie, which holds up to 17 gigabytes, that´s nothing. Worse, you might easily recall the 40-year-old dialogue from Hogan´s Heroes yet forget your mom´s birthday. Or memorize reams of sports stats while spacing out on work you completed just last week.
It´s a problem that´s been bothering Gordon Bell for almost as long as he can remember.
What's a podcast? Simply put, a podcast is a multimedia file that can be downloaded to your MP3 player or computer. PopSci's podcasts are like little variety shows, complete with music, informative interviews, and sometimes even photos and video. Each week, we'll talk to experts about the stories shaping the future of technology, from the frontlines of the "wired" war in Iraq to San Francisco's plan to turn dog droppings into electricityand everything in between.