Featured in february 2011
FYI: When Will We Evolve Out Of Our Useless Appendages?
Never. We’re probably stuck with our appendix, pinky toes, tailbone and just about all of our other evolutionary holdovers. Wisdom...
The Seventh-Generation Porsche 911 is Lighter, Faster and More Efficient
Since unveiling the 911 Carrera in 1963, Porsche has built many dozens of variations, ranging from convertibles to racing editions...
The Best Way to Unbuild a Dam
What it takes to mend a dammed-up ecosystem
Setting Up a House-Shaking, Multi-Room Stereo System
Hi-fi for the Wi-Fi crowd
Vise Cakes: Making a Grain Puffer on the Cheap
The hosts of Food Jammers show how to make a version of a multimillion-dollar commercial grain puffer for about 50 bucks. See the video inside
The Power Broker: Funding an Energy Revolution
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it’s lights out for us all.
Sheep Help Scientists Clean Up Explosives Residue
A team of scientists is feeding TNT to a flock of sheep. A. Morrie Craig, a veterinary scientist at Oregon...
Pigging the Unpiggable: Robots Keep Gas Lines From Blowing Up
This new little piggy goes where the rest can’t
The Goods: February 2011’s Hottest Gadgets
A dozen great ideas in gear, from a dual-lens camcorder to a fizz-retaining reusable champagne cork
FYI: What Does Space Smell Like?
The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race—a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue. The source?...