Apparently people really do fall for the old “Congratulations. You’ve won an iPod Video Player” trick. In this case, folks would click through messages with variations on that general here’s-your-free stuff theme, and eventually even sign up for credit cards or subscribe for satellite TV service just to get their free gadget. It’s hard to say what’s more troubling, the fact that people are running these scams, or that so many others are still falling for them.
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.