Featured in february 2010
Which Organs Can I Live Without, And How Much Cash Can I Get For Them?
First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It’s also very dangerous. Handing off an organ...
The Green Dream: A Wireless Lighting System Makes Electrical Switches Portable
Most houses require hundreds of feet of electrical wire to connect light switches to a main power source, but not...
New Camera System Takes the Guesswork out of Baseball Stats
It tracks fielders for definitive defensive analysis
Sandy, Salty Swirls
A satellite peers down on a hellish landscape in south-central Algeria
A Race Against Time To Complete New Delhi’s Newest Subway Line
A race against time to complete a new subway line
The Quest to Read the Human Mind
If a few very smart neuroscientists are right, with enough number crunching and a powerful brain scanner, science can pluck pictures—and maybe one day even thoughts— directly from your brain
Gray Matter: Batteries Out of Thin Air
A little oxygen is all a zinc-air battery needs to become a powerhouse
Five Reasons Henrietta Lacks is the Most Important Woman in Medical History
In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a poor woman with a middle-school education, made one of the greatest medical contributions ever. Her...
Airwaves Abandoned by TV Could Beam High-Speed Internet Everywhere
When TV went digital, Verizon, AT&T and other cellphone carriers shelled out a combined $19 billion for some of the...
Theme Building: Three DIY Snow Vehicles Show Winter Who’s Boss
Two mechanics on a remote outpost build a “snow chopper” out of salvaged parts