The July 2009 Issue Is Up
The future of energy, machines that heal, firefighting tech and the world's first augmented reality magazine cover
We’ve posted everything from the July issue; here’s where to find it.
Browse the issue’s table of contents here. And don’t forget to check out this issue’s amazing interactive 3-D cover. We’ll be featuring content from this issue on the homepage throughout the next few weeks, in addition to our regular stream of web-only blog posts and features. Enjoy!
The Future of Energy
From here to 2050: The Reality-Check Energy Guide; Which technologies will finally free us from oil?
Last October, Iceland’s economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Can physics Nobel winner Steven Chu, head of the Department of Energy, inspire an energy revolution?
John B. Carnett, PopSci‘s staff photographer, is using the latest green technology to build his dream home. Follow his progress in his new recurring column, debuting this month
Machines That Heal
A robot nurse, a virtual patient, a mind-reading helmet and more
An autonomous spycraft designed to fly practically forever, powered by nothing but sunshine
• Next-Gen Firefighting Technology Arrives Just in Time to Combat Wildfires: High-tech solutions to a burning problem
• A Nylon Sheath For Your House, to Quench Fires: A new system could stop raging flames from burning down your home
• Eye, Robot: A filmmaker documents his life using a homemade video camera implanted in his prosthetic eye
• Sunspots Missing, Camel Found: A roundup of science and tech’s lost and founds this month
• An Artificial Uterus Gives an Endangered Species a Shot at Survival: Building a shark factory
• Volvo’s Anti-Fender-Bender Tech Hits the Brakes For You: PopSci tests new tech that doesn’t let you crash
• Online Videogames Herald the End of Discs — and Expensive PCs: Gaming grows up, moves out