Featured in october 2011
FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?
Probably not. Even when it’s nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla...
FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?
Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated,...
Brilliant 10: The Sludge Miner
Scanning the genomes of an entire ecosystem will help scientists understand carbon sequestration
Brilliant 10: Molecular Filmmaker
Capturing the motion of macromolecules will help researchers make better HIV drugs
Brilliant 10: The Neuron Observer
Staring into the brains of fruit flies could clarify the connection between genes and behaviors
Brilliant 10: The Chemical Catcher
Trapping and preserving biomarkers will help doctors detect cancer sooner
Brilliant 10: The Chemical Mechanic
Attaching fluorines to medicine makes it more effective
Brilliant 10: The Robot Trainer
Crowdsourcing will help robots learn complex tasks the same way children do
Brilliant 10: Sun Diver
Flying a heat-resistant probe near the sun will reveal the physics of solar plasma