By Michael Rosenwald
Posted 04.01.2003 at 3:31 pm 1 Comment
Picture this: a loved one sits directly across from you sipping coffee, but when you look at his or her face you see a gaping black splotch. For more than 15 million Americans with macular degeneration disease -- a mysterious and potentially blinding condition that chews away at the central retina -- this is everyday life. Now doctors are inching closer to a breakthrough treatment for the disease.
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.