Featured in june 2011
FYI: Can Humans Survive In A Completely Self-Sufficient Closed Environment?
Not yet, though we’ve been trying to do so since at least the 1970s. Fabricating an environment that needs no...
FYI: Why Are Escalators So Dangerous?
The escalator was patented in 1892, and the design hasn’t changed much since then. The landing platforms make entry and...
FYI: What Would Happen If I Ate Nothing But Meat?
Good ol' meat and potatoes. Without the potatoes.
Future Shocks: Predictions From the World’s Foremost Film Prognosticator
How the designer of Blade Runner thinks the future will look
Stem-Cell Therapy Works Wonders for Race Horses; Are Human Treatments Next?
The same techniques used by vets to speed horse rehab might work for humans, too
You Built What?! A Colossal Flying Reproduction of a 1935 Airship
The model USS Macon barely fits inside a two-car garage
Inspired by Science, Guillermo del Toro’s Hollywood Monsters Come to Life
Del Toro begins his creature creation with "the National Geographic approach"
Stop Rummaging for Your Phone and Check Texts, Emails on Cell-Connected Watches
Oh, and they tell time
iPhone Controlled Cannon Tosses Beer From the Fridge
A hard-to-build fridge makes grabbing a beer easy
2011 Invention Awards: From Waste To Water
A machine that uses exhaust heat to treat onboard sewage