Featured in july 2009
Carve Steel with Saltwater, Electricity and a Tin Earring
Using electrochemical machining, steel can be molded with a soft, cheap piece of tin without any physical contact
One Man’s Mission to Build an Eco-Friendly, Affordable Home
Pre-fab panels instead of a wood frame save cash and energy
Sailing On the Ground, at 126 MPH
Greenbird smashes a decade-old speed record for wind-powered craft
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
This month marks the 40th anniversary of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Auspiciously timed is Craig Nelson’s new book,...
Psychiatry Via a Laser Beam To the Brain
This is not your typical light show. The neon light piping into the brain of a mouse with Parkinson’s disease...
Online Videogames Herald the End of Discs—and Expensive PCs
Gaming grows up, moves out
Twendy-One Nursebot Says Sit Up and Eat Your Jell-O
At 245 pounds, Japan's Twendy-One is sturdy enough to lift its elderly patients clear off the ground, and force sensors in its fingertips and humanlike joints mean it can do it without crushing them
Meet Lemur IIa, the Autonomous Space Handyman Robot
Versatile robots will rule the heavens, or at least ensure that they run efficiently
The World’s Fastest Remote-Control Car
A shrunken speedster revs up
Win Jonathan Coulton’s New DVD/CD Set!
Best. Giveaway. Ever. Geek rock star Jonathon Coulton answers your questions, and shares his wares, right here on PopSci.com