As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
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Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Drapeable fabric turns into solid concrete when it gets wet
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
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The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
Memristor could enable instant-on PCs, massive data storage and computers that think like humans
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Transparent OLEDs could turn your living-room window into a high-def TV
The nation's most toxic nuke dump hopes to melt away its cleanup woes
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