Featured in October 2009
The World’s First Image of an Entire Sunspot’s Structure
The first computer-generated model of an entire sunspot—a magnetic anomaly on the surface of the sun—tracks the magnetic fields in...
Humanscale Humanair Purifier Brings Industrial Strength to the Desktop
A new technology has made giant air cleaners in Swedish factories smaller and more energy-efficient, and now it’s doing the...
Ask a Geek: Can I Use One Number For My Home, Work and Cellphones?
You can. And now that Google has launched its Google Voice service (google.com/voice), it’s free. At press time, the service...
You Built What?! The Shopping Go-Kart
A grocery basket that can blaze down the aisles at 30 mph
Meet the Asteroid Hunters
A network of space buffs is learning to track asteroids more accurately than ever to predict exactly when and where the next killer meteorite will strike
Ardica’s Moshi Powersystem Moves From the Battlefield to Your Ski Jacket, Charging Your iPod
Battle gear inspires a better battery-powered jacket
Should Electric Cars Make More Noise?
By 2020, one in every five cars sold in the U.S. will be a hybrid electric vehicle. That’s nice for...
Faking the Results (and Fixing the Damage Done)
Scientists consider new ways to prevent and spot research misconduct
Are Men Or Women More Likely To Be Hit By Lightning?
The numbers tell the story: Of the 648 people killed by lightning in the U.S. from 1995 to 2008, 82...
New Cellphones Monitor Your Health, And May Soon Deliver Medicine
The world is about to get four billion more nurses. With the help of add-on apps and gadgets, cellphones can...