Featured by Lizzie Schiffman
FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?
Probably not. Even when it’s nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla … Continued
FYI: Could My Cat Be Allergic To Me?
Cats get seasonal allergies to pollen and grass, and some have year-round allergies to fleas and dust mites. Sandy Willis, … Continued
What Does Space Smell Like?
Man, that comet really reeks
The Fastest, Lightest, Most Maneuverable R/C Jet Plane
Remote-control jets have never performed particularly well. Their engines are less efficient than exposed propellers at an R/C plane’s speed, … Continued
FYI: What Does Space Smell Like?
The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race—a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue. The source? … Continued
Scientists Mine Dormant Bacterial Genes For New Antibiotics
Streptomyces coelicolor, a soil-dwelling bacterium, has one of the best-understood genomes in its genus. Even so, a computational analysis of … Continued
Volcanic Fury Overwhelms Indonesia
Volcanic eruptions aren’t just violent; they’re incredibly fast, often leaving people no time to flee. Here, a rescue worker walks … Continued
Virtual Therapists: The Avatar Will See You Now
Addiction therapists turn to Second Life for help reaching patients
Welcome to the Emergency Room! Please Check In With the TriageBot For Processing
Since their introduction into hospitals, robots have sliced up and sponge-bathed humans across the globe. Now they’re set to automate … Continued
Kinect Steers Quadrocopter Drone to Search and Destroy
This new Microsoft Kinect hack might have the most appeal for the DARPA set. Researchers at the Hybrid Systems Laboratory … Continued