By Lauren Aaronson
Posted 04.24.2005 at 4:00 pm 0 Comments
Ah, Friday nights parked in front of the tube: salty snacks, fake blood, mathematics. Indeed, the CBS crime drama Numb3rs has finally brought math into prime time, as the mathematician Charlie Eppes (played by David Krumholtz) helps his FBI-agent brother (Rob Morrow) track down outlaws by detecting patterns in criminal behavior. In recent episodes, the duo also localized a deadly virus and uncovered sinister engineering flaws. And unlike most
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.