Featured in november 2012
FYI: How Much Weight Can You Gain From Thanksgiving Dinner?
Most of the food weight and water retention disappears in time.
An Annotated Guide To Mining The Seafloor
Remotely operated excavators for mining in the abyss
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.
How 3-D Printing Will Turn Homes Into Mini Factories
Consumer-grade multi-material printers could hit the market in the next decade. Here's why that matters.
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.
FYI: What’s The Softest Material On Earth?
We know diamonds are the hardest, but determining the softest stuff on the planet is complicated.
4 Extreme Labs That Subject New Materials To Fire, Lightning, Crashes, and High-Speed Birds
Sometimes, the best way to improve a new material is to beat the hell out of it.
How The Science Of Tribology Could Smooth The Way To A Better Energy System
For manufacturers, less friction means more efficiency.
You Built What?!: A Submarine Simulator That Soaks Lollygagging Players
A disaster simulation that's a lot of fun.