Hurricane Sandy, nicknamed "Bride of Frankenstorm" because it's almost Halloween and because meteorologists are just the worst pun-makers ever, was photographed by NASA's TRIMM satellite while centered over the Bahamas this morning. It's due to hit the American southeast soon and then head northward, losing some speed along the way but remaining a pretty awful storm. Read more about it here.
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.