October 2009 Issue: The Race to 1,000 MPH
Can the land-speed record stand?
In the Black Rock Desert, a band of misfits is going up against the land-speed record holder to make history, and break the sound barrier—all while keeping the car and driver in one piece.
By Mike Spinelli
Meet the network of space buffs who are learning to track asteroids and predict exactly when and where the next killer meteorite will strike. By Gregory Mone
It takes real proof to back up even the simplest theories. And these 10 studies show that the obvious (ducks like water!) can have not-so-obvious implications. By Jason Daley
- Faking the Results (and Fixing the Damage Done)
- Transonic Hulls, Inspired by Racing Yachts, Could Add Stealth To Navy SEALs’ Boats
- Planet Fixers: This Month’s Innovations For a Greener Future
- Robots That Eat Bugs and Plants for Power
- Genetically Engineered Bacteria Etch Famous Faces Into a Petri Dish
- Should Electric Cars Make More Noise?
- The First Hybrid Sport Boat Cruises With More Peace, Less Pollution
- Humanscale Humanair Purifier Brings Industrial Strength to the Desktop
- New Cellphones Monitor Your Health, And May Soon Deliver Medicine
- Ford’s Eco-Boost Engine Does More With Less
- Ardica’s Moshi Powersystem Moves From the Battlefield to Your Ski Jacket, Charging Your iPod
- You Built What?! The Shopping Go-Kart
- Use it Better: Nintendo DSi Homebrew Guide
- Gray Matter: The Hidden Uses of Everyday Explosives
- Ask a Geek: Can I Use One Number For My Home, Work and Cellphones?
- Are Men Or Women More Likely To Be Hit By Lightning?
- What Does a Star Sound Like?
- Is it Possible for a Spacecraft to Fly Straight Through Jupiter?