Well, 2011 is almost over. And it's been a great year in science and tech, as our annual Best of What's New awards have shown--from portable destroyers to portable 3-D TVs, from revolutions in private aerospace to revolutions in digital photography, this year's awards are chock full of amazing stuff. So, thoughtful folk that we are, we've combined all the winners into an easy-to-navigate roundup. This is...the Best of What's New.Check out the best, most innovative, and most futuristic products of 2011.
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.