Featured in january 2012
FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?
Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology … Continued
FYI: Why Do Libraries Have That Smell?
FYI: What Happens If I Put Rocket Fuel In My Gas Tank?
If your car is a diesel, it will run. Liquid hydrogen, the fuel that powered the space shuttle’s main engines, … Continued
New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport
Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. While helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all.
With A New Core Material, Skis Can Handle Both Powder And Ice
Check out the skis that are perfect for any slope.
A Dozen Science and Tech Stories to Expect in 2012
The coming year is going to be a big one in all kinds of areas, from space to supercomputing, research … Continued
Amazon’s Kindle Fire Is Blazingly Fast for a Mobile Device
And everyone else better catch up
A Recumbent Tricycle Allows Those Who Have Trouble Balancing to Cycle
Our inspiration came from a classmate who has spina bifida—a split spine—and can’t ride a regular bike. Our trike has … Continued
Tested: A Chemical Time Machine Makes Whiskey Taste Older, Faster
South Carolina inventor ages liquor overnight
The Goods: January 2012’s Hottest Gadgets
A 3-D scanner, cellphone LoJack, an ultra high-tech guitar, and much more