October 2010: The Future of the Home
Extreme habitats for a changing world, inside the world's most dangerous weather, instant expertise, and more
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution, and overpopulation** By Suzanne LaBarre**
Meet Robert Vicino, doomsday real-estate developer. For $50,000, he’ll sell you a spot in his luxury apocalypse-bunker community By Arnie Cooper
Bringing it all home By John B. Carnett
How 140 scientists look inside the world’s most dangerous weather By Corey Binns
Our annual guide to the science that you need to know now
This map of cosmic dust particles could help astronomers understand how stars and planets form. By Katie Peek
Mining natural gas from shale is cheap but could spoil nearby waters. Here’s how to wrest fuel from the rocks. By Corey Binns
New drugs could help scientists understand memory formation and stop age-related memory loss. By Elizabeth Svoboda
Desalination techniques are more efficient than ever. Could this process be the answer to our water woes? By Katharine Gammon
- New Theories Test Our Understanding of Nature’s Most Elemental Force
- Scientists Grow Working, Made-To-Order Lungs
- A Bioengineered Pig That Excretes Fewer Pollutants
- A Look At the High-Tech Future of Japan
- The Goods: October 2010’s Hottest Gadgets
- Mass-Market Electric Cars Are Mere Months Away—And That Has Charging-Dock Companies Scrambling
- New Breed of Motion Controllers Aims for Precision and Fun
- Classic Stationary Exercise Machines Re-Engineered to Be Not So Stationary
- A Cordless Nailer Powerful Enough For The Pros and Handy Enough For the Rest of Us
- The Next Generation of Hiking Gear Keeps You Safe, Comfortable And Oriented
- Tech Trend: Hello, Convergence
- A Husband and Wife Build a 19th-Century Wooden Submarine
- Build A Keyless Car Unlocker Out of a Cellphone
- Void Your Warranty: Add an Impressive E-Reader Display to Your Netbook
- Ask a Geek: Should I Overclock my Computer?
- Can “Brain Freeze” Cause Long-Term Brain Damage?
- How Quickly Could a Single Supervirus Spread to Every Single Person on Earth?
- Is Hair in Food a Health Risk?
- Why You Should Keep Your Face Away From Big Fireworks
- Lung-On-A-Chip Is First Lab-Ready Mini-Organ to Be Used in Drug Research