Take one last high-tech trip to the beach this holiday weekend
By Kalee Thompson
Posted 08.30.2007 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
The life of a beach bum can be surprisingly high-tech. The latest warm-weather gear draws on clever chemistry for both fun (a chameleon-like surfboard) and safety (a sunscreen that applies itself). And an icebox with a sun-reflective coating ensures that on a hot day, your beer will stay colder than ever.
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Machines get smarter but most still won't talk to each other. There's a DIY way around that problem.
By Paul Wallich
Posted 12.30.2002 at 2:39 pm 0 Comments
Hummingbirds: Day after day in warm weather they would zing up to the feeder outside my office window, and every time I saw one out of the corner of my eye I thought how nice it would be to get some good pictures. Nice, but not quite worth sitting motionless behind a lens for great chunks of time to get the perfect shot.
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.