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The Deep-Space Suit
Astronauts can only travel so far in existing space suits. What will it take to see the universe?
What Do Scientists Know About Mining Asteroids?
Not much--yet. Before we move to mining's final frontier, we'll have to fill in some gaps. Here's a visualized look at what we do know, and what we're lacking.
MIT-Made Metamaterial Focuses Radio Waves, Could Yield Up-Close Views Of Molecules
The lab-built material focuses radio waves better than anything that occurs in nature.
The Smarter, Safer, Stronger, Far-Out Materials Of The Future
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
The Goods: November 2012’s Hottest Gadgets
The apocalypse edition: Featuring a tiny hand-turbine that's good in a pinch, a jacket for firestorms or nuclear winter, and a stove that can burn almost any fuel.
Coiled Beams Of Light Send 100 Terabits Per Second Through The Air
Engineers could use the technology to produce the fastest Internet ever.