November 2012: Materials Of The Future
Features Material World The smarter, safer, stronger, far-out future of stuff By Sarah Fecht, Lauren Aaronson, and Laura Geggel Plus:...
The smarter, safer, stronger, far-out future of stuff By Sarah Fecht, Lauren Aaronson, and Laura Geggel
The Deep-Space Suit
Astronauts can only travel so far in existing space suits. What will it take to see the universe? By Erik Sofge
- Plus: The Science Of Fictional Space Suits
Appetite For Destruction
Sometimes, the best way to improve a new material is to beat the hell out of it By Gregory Mone
What do scientists know about mining’s final frontier? By Laura Geggel and Katie Peek
Andrea Rossi’s Black Box
A lone Italian inventor says he has built a machine that can power the world. Could the answer to humanity’s energy troubles be so simple? By Steve Featherstone
- The Goods: November 2012’s Hottest Gadgets
- The First Android-Powered Camera
- PopSci Teardown: Black & Decker Matrix Quick Connect System
- The First Feathers To Retain Heat In Any Weather
- Can Smartphones Replace Onboard Electronics?
- How 3-D Printing Will Turn Homes Into Mini Factories
- Why Living Cells Are The Future Of Data Processing
- Video: Researchers Simulate The Sun’s Magnetic Twisters In 3-D
- Remotely Operated Excavators For Mining In The Abyss
- ‘We Wanted To Make A Robot That Could Squeeze Through Holes And Change Its Shape’
- Circumnavigating The World To Map The Polluted Skies
- Coiled Beams Of Light Send 100 Terabits Per Second Through The Air
- How The Science Of Tribology Could Smooth The Way To A Better Energy System
- You Built What?!: A Submarine Simulator That Soaks Lollygagging Players
- Student Engineers Use 3-D Printing To Boost A Custom-Built Electric Racecar
- Gray Matter: Finding Water Where It’s Least Expected
- 3 Ways To Go Along For The Ride With The Curiosity Rover
- Project Of The Month: A Music Player You Can Hear Through Your Bones
- FYI: What’s The Softest Material On Earth?
- FYI: How Much Weight Can You Gain From Thanksgiving Dinner?