Featured in july 2012
FYI: Will Climate Change Make the Weather Too Extreme?
Unpredictable extremes of weather could be a huge problem. Simon N. Gosling, a geographer at the University of Nottingham in...
Strategies for a Changing Planet: Food
It won't be easy, but there are ways to make the food production math add up
Strategies for a Changing Planet: Shelter
Climate change will drive people to urban areas, and smarter cities will be needed to shelter them
Strategies for a Changing Planet: Awareness
We're on a collision course with extreme weather. It's time to acknowledge that, and to prepare
Megapixels: Blowing Up a 1,585-Foot Bridge
The 1,585-foot Fort Steuben Bridge spanned the Ohio River, linking Ohio to West Virginia for 84 years, but it took...
FYI: What’s the Hottest the Earth Has Ever Gotten?
Hot enough to boil oceans and vaporize rock. The highest terrestrial temperatures occurred more than four billion years ago, when...
A Wood-Burning Camp Stove That Doubles As A Gadget Charger
To get a hot meal on the trail, campers must either lug a propane stove and fuel canister or try...
A Plan For Airships That Might Finally Take Off
Sky Captain and the World of Today
Intel’s New Processor Powers a Range of Ultra-Slim Laptops
Last October, Acer and Asus debuted the first ultrabooks, a class of laptops characterized by their sub-inch-thick chassis. The trim...
Our Web Videos Reveal More Than We Realize, and Perhaps More Than We Want
As we upload more and more videos to the Internet—one hour of new video every second to YouTube alone—experts are...