This accessory goes along with the EyeClops digital microscope, but it seems like you could have fun with it all on its own. The DustBuster-like vacuum sucks up bugs and other critters—without hurting them. Unscrew the vacuum's container and plug it into the EyeClops to get a magnified view. When you're done with the scientific investigations, you can easily set your subjects free.
EyeClops Bug Vac, $15, Fall 2008
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.