February 2011: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Seven insane scientific follies, from flying humvees to an off-switch for the Internet, and how we can do better

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Power Broker

As head of Arpa-E, the Department of Energy’s answer to Darpa, Arun Majumdar doles out millions to the wildest ideas he can find. But can he reshape America’s energy grid? By Tom Clynes

Trained Cancer Killer

Harnessing the might of the immune system to fight prostate cancer. By Carina Storrs

The Future of Food: A Second Green Revolution

How an unlikely alliance between genetic engineers and organic farmers plans to feed the world. By Frederick Kaufman

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