Featured in January 2010
FYI: Just How Old is Dirt?
Really, really old
Gray Matter: Trapping Burning Gasses With a Thin Wire Screen
A wire screen is all it takes to prevent dangerous gases from exploding
Ask a Geek: How Can I Stream Music Around My House?
Feel chained to your tunes? There are a number of ways to get your home music library from your computer...
Greetings From Future Camp
According to Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity is a point at which man will become one with machine and then live eternally—which makes Singularity University, a nine-week academic retreat named for the concept, sound a little cultish. Our writer traveled west to investigate and found 40 stunningly sane brainiacs out to change the world.
Can a Whale Get Rabies?
“It’s not as silly a question as you might think,” says Michael Moore, a marine-mammal research specialist at Woods Hole...
Green Dream: Installing a Rooftop Garden
Rooftop greenery guards against water damage and bland meals
Oversize Sculptures Offer a Close Look at Bacteria and Viruses
This 41-inch-long sculpture of the Escherichia coli bacterium is part of British artist Luke Jerram’s “Glass Microbiology” series of portraits....
A New School Teaches Students Through Videogames
A school uses videogame-based lessons to teach a new generation of kids
Photographed: Ratchet-Like Cell Mechanism that Pulls Wounds Shut
One of the steps in fruit-fly development is similar to the healing of wounds. Until recently, scientists believed that when...
Can Microwave Technology be Used to Make Food Cold?
Microwaves can transform a frozen pizza into hot, melted goodness in four minutes flat, but they can’t rescue your melted...