Featured in april 2011
Classic FYI: Is It Ever OK To Drink Your Own Urine?
Not really, but urine has been a faddish health drink for centuries nonetheless. Celts in the Iberian peninsula gargled it … Continued
Video: They Sure Don’t Make Pyrex Like They Used To
A change to heat-resistant glass has had explosive effects
Bats Out of Hell: Rescue Efforts for Some of the Smallest Victims of Australia’s Floods
A week before last December’s massive floods in Queensland, Australia, volunteers from the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre … Continued
Void Your Warranty: Create a Shinier AppleTV
Use Apple's media streamer to surf the Web, connect with your iPhone, and watch non-iTunes videos on your flat-screen
The Secrets of Yuri Gagarin, Fifty Years Later
Today we celebrate five decades of secrets, lies, and half-truths from space agencies
The Goods: April 2011’s Hottest Gadgets
A dozen great ideas in gear, from a shatter-resistant HDTV to a pen that automatically saves your notes in the cloud.
Smart Housekeeping Tools To Save Energy And Cash
It will probably be years until the electrical grid saves us money and power by telling our appliances to switch … Continued
Who Killed The Deep Space Climate Observatory?
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains...
FYI: Can Scientists Measure Happiness?
Yes, but not at all precisely. In 1881, the British economist Francis Edgeworth envisioned a “hedonimeter” that would measure economic … Continued
The Postal Network: USPS Trucks Could Monitor Air Quality, Road Conditions and Traffic Nationwide
Telematics, a mash-up of telecommunications and informatics, is the science of scanning the world with wireless devices to extract data, … Continued