October 2012: The Brilliant Ten

October 2012

Features

When the Navy needs to surprise and overwhelm an inland enemy, it can send in the new Zumwalt-class destroyer—the most technologically advanced warship ever built By Clay Dillow

Where will the next pandemic come from? And how can we stop it? By David Quammen

The quest for human-powered flight By Rebecca Boyle

Our 11th annual celebration of young researchers whose innovations will change the world By Mara Grunbaum, Elizabeth Svoboda, Kalee Thompson, Abe Streep, Paul Kvinta, Lauren Aaronson and Tom Clynes

What's New

* **[The Goods: October 2012's Hottest Gadgets  

Headlines

* [Can We Reengineer Ourselves to Cope With the Effects of Climate Change?](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-08/can-we-reengineer-ourselves-cope-effects-climate-change)
* **[A Restaurant With Adjustable Acoustics](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-08/restaurant-adjustable-acoustics)**
* **[Rough Sketch: "We Made a Robot That Moves Like a Person"](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-08/rough-sketch-we-made-robot-moves-person)**
* **[PopSci Q&A: The Quest For The Egg-Free Egg](http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/popsci-qampa-quest-egg-free-egg)**
* [**An Antennae Array Designed for the Dark Side of the Moon**](http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/satellite-radio)
* **[What If We Could Upgrade The Internet as Fast as We Upgrade The Gadgets it Connects?](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-08/what-if-we-could-upgrade-internet-fast-we-upgrade-gadgets-it-connects)**

How 2.0

* [ You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks](http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2012-09/you-built-what-tesla-coil-gun-produces-foot-long-sparks)
* [Turn an Android Device Into a Pocket-Size Media Center](http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2012-09/turn-android-device-pocket-size-media-center)
* **[Gray Matter: Playing With Fire](http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2012-09/gray-matter-playing-fire)**
* **[Ask a Geek: How Can I Permanently Delete My Computer Files?](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-09/ask-geek-how-can-i-permanently-delete-my-computer-files)**
* **[Website of the Month: Coolendar.com](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-09/website-month-coolendarcom)**
* **[ The Bed That Uses Robotic Arms to Make Itself](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-09/bed-makes-itself)**

FYI

* [FYI: Why Does Cheese Taste Better When It's Melted?](http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/fyi-why-does-cheese-taste-better-when-its-melted)
* [FYI: What Kind of Gas Mileage Can You Get From a Naval Warship?](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-09/fyi-what-kind-gas-mileage-can-you-get-naval-warship)

Megapixels

* [Megapixels: The James Webb Space Telescope Gets Chilled to 400 Degrees Below Zero](http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-08/megapixels-james-webb-space-telescope-gets-chilled-400-degrees-below-zero)

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