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106 Science Claims and a Truckful of Baloney
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Robot Bugs: Handy, Not Icky
Equipped with "inchworm" motors and sonar, and built with MEMS processes, tiny inspecto-bots will scurry and fly, performing investigations for their human controllers.
Your Wits: Pampered, Sharp
At the "brain spa" of the future, transcranial magnetic stimulation and memory-enhancing drugs will clear your mind of forgetfulness and flabby thinking.
Bad Tooth? Grow Another
Scientists have created cultured teeth, seeding them like pearls in the intestines of rats. Progress with stem cells and tissue engineering promises to bring this tech to dentistry.
This PDA Is a Real Pocket PC
The handheld "smart communicator" will have the memory and processing power of today's best desktop computers, and it'll display on any nearby screen. The virtual laptop is pocket-size.
Popular Science Wins First National Magazine Award in General Excellence
133-year old title nabs general excellence award.
Hasta la Vista, Scammers
Bogus science and health claims are rampant--and these self-styled vigilantes are after the perps.
1O6 Science Claims and a Truckful of Baloney
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
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My Little Brother on Drugs
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?