Featured in june 2011
With Minagi Crossover Concept, Mazda Positions Itself as Purveyor of Extreme Efficiency
Barely a year ago, you could get 40 miles per gallon on the highway in exactly one conventional gas-powered car–the...
2011 Summer Movie Smackdown: Unraveling Science Fiction From Fact
Five summer blockbusters get a shot of reality
How Fungi Launch Spores is No Longer a Mystery
The case of the airborne spores, solved
The Goods: June 2011’s Hottest Gadgets
Sprinklers that read your lawn's mind, 3-D phones, speakers that adjust the sound for your location and more
2011 Invention Awards: A Portable Motorized Body Board
Zips across lakes and rivers at 25 mph
Are We Ignoring the Small but Brilliant Innovations That Could Bridge the Energy Gap?
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
2011 Invention Awards: Dynamically Glare-Blocking LCD Sunglasses
Sunglasses that block out points of bright light with LCD-screen lenses
2011 Invention Awards: A Magic Wand For Printing
A mini inkjet prints on any flat surface with a wave of the hand
Firefighters’ Flame-Throwing Toolkits Keep Wildfires in Check
The U.S. Forest Service has battled fire with fire for nearly a century, but it wasn’t until the past decade...
2011 Invention Awards: A Crime-Fighting Armored Glove
It is equipped with a video camera and a stun gun to keep criminals at bay