Featured in November 2009
What Would Happen If I Ate A Teaspoonful Of White Dwarf Star?
“Everything about it would be bad,” says Mark Hammergren, an astronomer at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, beginning with your attempt … Continued
Green Dream: Custom-Made Aluminum Windows Save Money and Energy
Plus: four more green windows and doors for retrofitting your own home
Will a Shortage of Nuclear Isotopes Mean Less Effective Medical Tests?
The Chalk River nuclear reactor in Ontario doesn’t sell a watt of electricity. Never has. But when it sprang a … Continued
Megapixels: Thinking Cap
Tiny surface electrodes could help paralyzed people move
My Quest To Analyze Every Man-Made Chemical In My Body
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully...
The Martian Torture Chamber
Earthly organisms undergo tests in Mars-like conditions
You Built What?! A Real-Life Version of the Atari Classic Lunar Lander
The classic 1979 Atari videogame is transformed into three dimensions
A Material Based on Sharkskin Stops Bacterial Breakouts
A whale’s skin is easily glommed up with barnacles, algae, bacteria and other sea creatures, but sharks stay squeaky-clean. Although … Continued
The First Snowmobile With Air Shocks Goes Farther, Faster
Yamaha's air-shock snowmobile lets adventurers explore more territory
How To Fix a Broken Collider: the LHC’s Restart Checklist
Before scientists can put the Large Hadron Collider back to work this month solving the mysteries of particle physics, the … Continued