Remember those little wax figurines you'd get as a kid at zoos and aquariums? The ones in the shape of a lion or whale, stamped out of a machine, which you'd lose within a few weeks? This project, from freeform experimenters BlablabLAB, is sort of the modern version of that--with a trio of Kinect sensors and a 3-D printer in place of hot wax and whale-shaped molds. The best part: The figurine is modeled after you. Why let those dumb whales get all the glory?
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.