Featured in October 2014
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The Editor’s Letter From The October 2014 Issue Of Popular Science
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The Brilliant Ten: Nicole Abaid Studies Bats To Make Drones Smarter
Learning how bats avoid radar jamming could help scientists control huge swarms of robots.
The Brilliant Ten: Roxana Geambasu Exposes How Companies Use Your Data
She's also teaching the cloud to forget personal information.
The Brilliant Ten: Manu Prakash Brings Science To The Masses
He creates low-cost alternatives to high-tech research equipment.
The Brilliant Ten: Michael Habib Uncovers The Secrets Of Pterosaurs
His techniques reveal how these schoolbus-sized reptiles were able to fly, and could help engineers design better parachutes and hang gliders.
The Brilliant Ten: Katharina Ribbeck Makes Antibiotic Alternatives Out Of Mucus
Snot is way more sophisticated than people give it credit for.
The Greatest Space Hack Ever
How duct tape and tube socks saved three astronauts
Rethinking The Turing Test
Oversimplified competitions encourage computer programs that are snarky rather than intelligent--but it doesn't have to be that way.
The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts
His brain implants could one day halt epileptic episodes and allow amputees to control prostheses with their minds.