Featured in september 2011
FYI: Can I Buy The Moon?
Or at least a little piece of it?
You Built What?! A Six-Foot-Long Camera That Shoots Enormous Photos
This DIY (if you're an expert) camera uses x-ray film for stock
Extremely Mobile Devices
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
After Record-Making Flight, Martin Jetpack Will Soon Be on Sale
Buy one next year for just $100,000
High School Inventors 2011
Ten students who are improving MRIs, cancer treatments and human-robot interaction--between classes, of course
Adding a Touchscreen Interface to a DIY Project
“Resistive” touchscreens are the type you’re most likely to use in a DIY microcontroller project. These consist of two screen … Continued
Five Gadgets to Make Your Dorm Room Outdo Any Rec Room
Living in the average dorm room costs students around $5,500 a year, but that only buys you drab cinderblock walls … Continued
First Steps of a Cyborg
Austin Whitney didn’t want to graduate from college in a wheelchair. So he and the student engineers at U.C. Berkeley’s “Kaz Lab” built a machine that allowed him to stand...
The Goods: September 2011’s Hottest Gadgets
Stain-repellent jeans, a Wi-Fi refrigerator, a carbonation-preserving water bottle and more
Ford Revives the Three-Cylinder Engine in a Quest for Fuel Efficiency
Carmakers have spent the past few years aggressively downsizing engines throughout their lineups to meet increasingly tight fuel-economy regulations. But … Continued