The Future of Diagnosis 2015: Get Fit Without Moving a Muscle Joan Vernikos, Pharmacologist and NASA Consultant
A new study shows that overweight people lose about as much muscle mass in 10 years—10 percent—as astronauts do on extended space missions. Now physicians are fighting fat with the NASA-inspired human centrifuge, a spinning platform that doubles the gravitational load on the body, stimulating metabolism and forcing muscles to contract.
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.