Featured in December 2012
Annotated Machine: How Robots Could Recycle Dead Satellites In Orbit
DARPA's plan to recycle the orbiting satellite graveyard
New Microscopy Technique Gets Close Enough To See The Lengths Of Atomic Bonds
A one-atom-wide probe scans a molecule to get the view.
Megapixels: A Dew-Covered Damselfly
A very up-close look at the insect
How Scientists Turn The Ocean Into A Controlled Laboratory
Manipulating the acidity where a reef lives gives us a window into the effects of climate change.
You Built What?!: A Remote-Controlled Robo-Arm
A 16-year-old's homemade wireless robotic limb
African Elephant’s Cataract Operation Is The Biggest Eye Surgery Ever
The elephant, Duchess, goes under the knife, with doctors using custom tools for the rare surgery.
FYI: What Makes Hair Curly?
And what really makes curly hair different than straight hair?
Turn Your Favorite Mitts Into Gadget-Compatible Manipulators
Four steps to texting without freezing.
December 2012: 25th Annual Best Of What’s New
Features 25th Annual Best Of What’s New The 100 greatest innovations of the year. The Evolution Of Innovation Take an … Continued
Gray Matter: Smart Chemistry Builds Gluten-Free Bread With Some Bite
Food scientists hunt for the elusive "Goldilocks molecule" that makes gluten-free bread just right.