Issue: 20090201

Sunday, February 1, 2009
FEBRUARY 2009
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Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.: Qosmio
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Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Qosmio
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CONTENTS
FEATURES
REGULARS
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POPSCI.COM
BLOGS AND MORE
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WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS... . . . gets beamed straight to you. POPSCI will be reporting live from January's Consumer Electronics Show, bringing you up-to-theminute coverage of the gadgets, tech trends and announcements that you'll be talking about for the rest of the year.
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QuickBooks
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QuickBooks
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FROM THE EDITOR
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Up and Away
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MARK JANNOT
GLAMOROUS AS I'M CERTAIN the job of POPSCI editor-in-chief must seem, most of my days are spent navigating the classic treadmill of subway to work, nine hours or so staring into a computer screen, then home for a few precious hours with my family and off to bed.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0007.xml
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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FoodNetwork
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FoodNetwork
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THE INBOX
LETTERS@POPSCI.COM
OH MY OLED!
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Our Innovation of the Year—announced in December's "Best of What's New" issue—rarely fails to spark heated debate among tech fans. This year's winner, the Sony XEL-1 OLED television, was no exception. Online readers were especially divided.
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Nissan's Web site ["The Best of What’s New: Auto Tech," Dec. 2008] should have been listed as nissanusa.com. The SensAble Dental Lab is not the first with a 3-D printer ["The Best of What’s New: Personal Health”] but the first haptic feedback system for designing dentures.
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD
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While trailing daredevil inventor Yves Rossy for "Wingman” [page 36], contributing editor Eric Hagerman jumped out of an airplane with the Para Club Valais, a parachuting league in Switzerland. "I won’t say that parachuting changed my life,” he says, "but it certainly seems to have had a profound impact on these people who have devoted themselves to it.
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ESCORT Inc.: SOLO S2
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ESCORT Inc.
SOLO S2
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MEGAPIXELS
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LET'S DO THE TWIST
SCIENTISTS BUILD STRETCHY CIRCUITS
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GREG SOLTIS
Silicon wafers, the backbone of the electronics industry, are brittle and fragile. So researchers have sought to create a more supple polymer surface that can be stretched, twisted, and bent in any direction and to populate it with newly engineered circuits.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0015.xml
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MEGAPIXELS
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CLUSTER'S LAST STAND
RIPPLES REVEAL THE HIGHLY ORGANIZED BEHAVIOR OF THOUSANDS OF CELLS WORKING TOGETHER TO DIGEST THEIR PREY
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GREG SOLTIS
The waning black crescent on the facing page is all that remains from an Escherichia coli sample. "If it could scream, it would," says University of Iowa microbiologist John Kirby, who led a recent study on bacteria behavior. The E. coli has fallen victim to Myxococcus xanthus, a type of bacteria that forms unique rippling waves as it feasts on other bacteria.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0016.xml
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Samsung: 8 HDTV
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Samsung
8 HDTV
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PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0017.xml
review
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WHAT'S NEW
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THE UNIVERSE MADE SIMPLE
THIS TELESCOPE FINDS THE STARS FOR YOU
MEADE
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MEADE
ETX-LS
$1 ,300
KER THAN
Take a guided tour of the cosmos, led by a robotic telescope. Meade’s ETX-LS is the first scope to automatically point itself at interesting celestial bodies, no human help required. As an extra benefit for beginners, if plays an informational audio clip through its speaker (or a video clip if you plug if into a monitor) once if locks on a worthy star.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0018.xml
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WHAT’S NEW
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THE GOODS
12 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS
staples
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staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
staples
Staples M5 MailMate
$90
This shredder won't jam even if stuffed with crumpled sheets. The blades are angled to pull pages toward the center, where the cutter's higher torque can churn through bunches up to 12 sheets thick.
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PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0019.xml
review
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WHAT’S NEW
COMPUTING
THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE
LAPTOP PARTS MAKE A QUIET, ENERGY-EFFICIENT GAMING PC
IN RELATED NEWS:WELL-OILED MACHINE
HP
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HP
Firebird
$2,000
HP
Firebird
$2,000
SEÁN CAPTAIN
SEÁN PORTNOY
Hewlett-Packard’s Firebird looks like any high-powered desktop computer. But it whispers at less than 30 decibels, while rivals are twice as loud. It gets its muscle from a high-power desktop CPU with four processors, but laptop-style components, including three graphics cards and a pair of hard drives, keep the Firebird cool, quiet and efficient.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0020.xml
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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WHAT’S NEW
PHOTOGRAPHY
SEEING THE LIGHT
THE FIRST CAMCORDER WITH GPS DELIVERS EXTRA-BRIGHT VIDEO
SONY
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SONY
HDR-XR52OV HD CAMCORDER
$1,500
Recording formats: 1080i AVCHD video (with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio); 12-megapixel JPEG stills Storage: 240-gigabyte hard drive (up to 92 hours of HD); Memory Stick PRO Duo slot Size: 2.8 x 3.0 x 5.3 in.; 17 oz.
STEVE MORGENSTERN
Sony’s XR520V high -def camcorder packs a lot of new tech, starting with a CMOS image sensor that captures crisp video even by candlelight. Circuitry in other sensors blocks some light from reaching the photo diodes in each pixel. Sony moved that wiring to the back of the chip to let more photons through, and it designed more-precise micro-lenses over each diode to ensure that light doesn't spill onto neighboring diodes.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0022.xml
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0023.xml
review
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WHAT’S NEW
AUTO TECH
PULL OFF OR NOD OFF
NEW BENZES CAN TELL WHEN YOU'RE GETTING SLEEPY
IN RELATED NEWS: SEE IN THE DARK
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MIKE SPINELLI
DAN CARNEY
It’s late and you just want to get those last 100 miles of interstate behind you, drowsiness be damned. Bad idea. Recognizing that too many fatigued road-trippers end up in accidents, Mercedes-Benz developed software, dubbed Attention Assist, that monitors behavior and urges sleepy drivers to get some rest.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0024.xml
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WHAT'S NEW
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
CANCELING CABLE
TWO NEW WAYS TO SEND HD VIDEO TO YOUR TV WITHOUT WIRES
THROUGH THE AIR
THROUGH THE WALLS
BREAKING NEWS: MORE WIRELESS VIDEO TECH
Sony
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Sony
Bravia Wireless Link
$800
Sony
Bravia Wireless Link
$800
SEÁN CAPTAIN
Flat-panels were supposed to eliminate the hulking television cabinet. But they are tethered to boxes—cable tuners, disc players, A/V receivers—that fill a big piece of furniture. A wireless connection lets you at least stash those peripherals out of the way.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0025.xml
review
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WHAT'S NEW
GADGETS
SMART TAGS
ATTACH DIGITAL INFO TO ANYTHING, FROM STUFFED ANIMALS TO BUSINESS CARDS, WITH DO-IT-YOURSELF RADIO CHIPS
IN RELATED NEWS
TikiTag
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TikiTag
6212 Classic
$50
The 6212 both sends and receives radio-frequency data. It packs a near-field communication chip, which incorporates a tag and a reader for short-distance waves. Visa is running trials that use the phone in place of a credit card.
TikiTag
6212 Classic
$50
The 6212 both sends and receives radio-frequency data. It packs a near-field communication chip, which incorporates a tag and a reader for short-distance waves. Visa is running trials that use the phone in place of a credit card.
LAUREN AARONSON
Create a business card that automatically places a Skype call when waved near a computer, or a photo that opens an online video of your vacation. A new kit makes it easy to devise your own uses for radiofrequency ID tags, something that previously only programmers could do.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0026.xml
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American Power Conversion Corporation.: APC Back-UPS ES 750G
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American Power Conversion Corporation.
APC Back-UPS ES 750G
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Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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HEADLINES
MEDICINE
THE NEW VIRUS KILLER
SCIENTISTS TRY TO TURN HIV'S GREATEST STRENGTH-MUTATIONAGAINST ITSELF
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GREGORY MONE
At first it sounds like a terrible plan, the kind that results in zombies ruling the Earth. Imagine a killer virus, a bug that mutates so often that it inevitably finds a way to resist every drug. Now, rather than fight its ability to evolve, you enhance it.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0029.xml
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HEADLINES
CLIMATE SCIENCE
MEASURING THE END OF THE WORLD
EXPLORERS HIKE TO THE NORTH POLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW FAST ARCTIC ICE IS MELTING
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TOM CLYNES
This month, polar explorer Pen Hadow will embark on the most exhaustive study of Arctic ice to date. He and two companions will tug an icepenetrating radar rig from Canada to the North Pole to deliver the best-yet estimate of how fast the ice is melting.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0030.xml
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HEADLINES
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
EXPLORER DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD PROMOTES OCEAN CLEANUP ON A PLASTIC-BOTTLE RAFT
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ARNIE COOPER
Given the choice, you probably wouldn't risk sailing 11,500 miles from San Francisco to Sydney in a boat handmade of 20,000 plastic water bottles. But David de Rothschild, the founder of the nonprofit educational organization Adventure Ecology, sees such a vessel as the perfect way to “beat waste" by promoting new uses for recycled plastic while dramatizing the problem of ocean debris.
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HEADLINES
CONSERVATION TECH
S.O.S. VIA SMS
FARM-RAIDING, CELLPHONE-TOTING ELEPHANTS TEXT THEIR LOCATION TO PARK RANGERS
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COREY BINNS
If the Kenya Wildlife Service starts running up its text-messaging charges, it has 44 elephants to blame. Rangers in Kenya have outfitted elephants with cellphone - and GPS-equipped collars that send warning messages when the pachyderms are about to raid farms.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0032.xml
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HEADLINES
MODERN CRIME-FIGHTING
LO-JACK FOR CACTI
RADIO TAGS THWART THEFT OF ARIZONA'S ICONIC PLANT
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COREY BINNS
Two thieves could face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and possibly years in jail after pulling off one of the highest-profile heists in Arizona history. Their loot: 17 saguaro cacti they uprooted two years ago from Saguaro National Park near Tucson.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0033.xml
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HEADLINES
30-SECOND SCIENCE
FINER WINE
SPOTTING FAKE WINE WITH AN ATOM SMASHER, AND GROWING PERFECT GRAPES
ROBOT SOMMELIER
WINE = MC2
IRRIGATION 2.0
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LISA KATAYAMA
Is your $30,000 bottle of Chateau Petrus Bordeaux truly a rare vintage, or is it just $30 merlot? Counterfeits plague rare-wine auctions, but researchers in Spain have built a handheld "electronic tongue" that detects them instantly.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0034.xml
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SCIENCE ILLUSTRATED
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SCIENCE ILLUSTRATED
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HEADLINES
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PLANET FIXERS
CLEVER INNOVATIONS FOR A GREENER FUTURE
A FUNNEL FOR SUNLIGHT
DIESEL DIET
TURNING THE TIDE
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DANNY FREEDMAN
Solar panels convert the most light into electricity when the sun shines directly on them, but as soon as it wanes, so does efficiency. A new antireflective film coating could help panels collect sunshine at 96 percent efficiency from nearly any angle.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0036.xml
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HEADLINES
INVENTION OF THE MONTH
A PANIC ROOM FOR MINERS
A NEW INFLATABLE SAFETY DEVICE COULD KEEP TRAPPED COAL MINERS ALIVE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
HOW IT WORKS
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STUART FOX
A team of coal miners is working hundreds of feet underground when an explosion rocks the tunnel. They scramble for an exit, but those are all blocked. The air fills with dust and gas. There's no escape ... so the survivors inflate a portable panic room, complete with an oxygen supply and air filters, and wait for help.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0037.xml
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POPSCI INNOVATOR
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WINGMAN
What kind of lunatic straps jet engines to his back and leaps out of an airplane? The kind of lunatic who may well deliver the personal flying machine of our dreams, that's what kind
THREE KEY FACTS
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A NEW KIND OF JETPACK
DYING FOR MORE
BREAKING AWAY FROM THE FLOCK
NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP
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Eric Hagerman
THE WARM AUTUMN SUN has burned a hole in the morning haze and opened up the sky above the South Foreland Lighthouse, a historic beacon along the White Cliffs of Dover, England. It marks the narrowest point of the English Channel. You can't quite make out where the sea meets the coast of France, a tantalizing 22 miles distant, but a little surface gauze won’t interfere with what’s coming across the Channel today.
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THE POPSCI
RANKING
The Worst Jobs in Science
Triage Biologist
Monkey-Sex Observer
Theoretical Physicist
Vermin Handler
Hurricane Hunter
Lone Fossil Ranger
Medical-Waste Burner
Leech Researcher
Experimental Taphonomist
Mars Simulator Crew
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JASON DALEY
IF GLOBAL-WARMING predictions are right, as many as a quarter of mammals now alive could be extinct in our lifetime; in other groups of plants and animals, casualties could be as high as 40 percent. Considering that humankind doesn't have the money or know-how to save them all, some scientists are calling for ecological triagechoosing which critters to preserve and which to abandon.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0039.xml
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CONCEPTS & PROTOTYPES
WHERE TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY BEGINS
ICE SCOUT
A LEGENDARY SPORTS-CAR BUILDER ENGINEERS A FEATHERWEIGHT, ETHANOL-POWERED SUPERCAR ON SKIS TO LEAD AN EXPEDITION ACROSS ANTARCTICA
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MICHAEL DUMIAK
When you’re driving a 4.7-ton truck filled with scientific equipment across a crevasse-strewn Antarctic wasteland, choosing the right path is critical. Deep cracks in the ice, invisible from a distance, can swallow a truck whole. An Antarctic expedition needs an ultra-light scout vehicle to run ahead and find a safe route before the heavy machinery rolls through.
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THE FUTURE OF RESUSCITATION
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COLD RELIEF
TWO PHILADELPHIA DOCTORS ARE CHAMPIONING AN UNCONVENTIONAL NEW TREATMENT FOR KEEPING CARDIAC-ARREST VICTIMS ALIVE, WITH AS LITTLE BRAIN DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE: JUST GIVE THEM HYPOTHERMIA
WHY COLD WORKS
THE TROUBLE WITH HYPOTHERMIA
HOW A COLD HEART CAN SAVE YOUR BRAIN
AN IV SLUSHEE
CHEATING DEATH
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MELINDA WENNER
AT 3 P.M. last June 22, Pam Barco's heart stopped. The 46-year-old ER clerk at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was near the end of her shift when she felt dizzy, put her head down on her desk, and suddenly stopped breathing. A nearby co-worker saw Barco slump over and shouted, "Staff emergency!” Minutes later, a dozen doctors and nurses surrounded Barco's body.
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THE FUTURE OF ENERGY
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Flying the Coal-Fired Skies
The Air Force has an ambitious plan to wean American aviation off oil. But will the cure be worse than the disease?
THREE KEY FACTS
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CATHERINE PRICE
IN THE NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,cars could run on electricity, power plants on wind and solar energy, and city buses on zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells. But airplanes? Those just might run on coal. Yes, coal. The U.S. Air Force wants to create a synthetic-fuel industry that, unless something better comes along, will mine America’s massive coal supply (we have more than a quarter of the world's known reserves) and turn it into I enough jet fuel for half its domestic operations to run on a 50/50 blend of I synthetic and regular fuel by 2016.
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Pulstar
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Pulstar
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HOW 2.0
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THAR SHE BLOWS
AN EIGHT-CYLINDER SNOWBLOWER TAKES ON WINTER IN CANADA
HOW THE V8 SNOWBLOWER WORKS
BLADES
COMFORT
NOISE CONTROL
DURABILITY
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GREGORY MONE
When Kai Grundt announced his decision to build the ultimate snowblower from a discarded V8 engine, a friend of his just laughed. So a year later, instead of showing his buddy the finished product, Grundt showed him what it could do. He buried the man's truck under a sevenfoot-tall pyramid of snow.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0044.xml
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Discovery
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Discovery
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PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0045.xml
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MAINTAIN FOCUS
5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO
1 TAKE A GUILT TRIP
2 DISABLE THE WEB
3 BLACK OUT
4 KEEP TIME
5 MUTE THE OFFICE
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ERIC MIKA
Find out where your day went. RescueTime (rescuetime.com) logs the number of minutes that you've spent on every site and application. You can then view the data in charts and graphs to spot the biggest focus-breakers. Quit your Web addiction cold-turkey by downloading Browser Timer (Windows; codejacked.com} to shut down your browser after a specified amount of surfing time.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0046.xml
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Advertisements
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Valentine Research,Inc.
Valentine One Radar Locator with Laser Detection
Valentine Research,Inc.
Carrying Case
Valentine Research,Inc.
Concealed Display
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PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0047.xml
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Shurtape: FrogTape
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Shurtape
FrogTape
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PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0048.xml
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BUILDING A TOUGH BIT
MAKING A TUNGSTEN CARBIDE TOOL THAT CAN CUT NEARLY ANYTHING
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THEODORE GRAY
A visitor recently told me he remembered as a child watching his dad mixing dark powders and heating them in a graphite mold in the basement with an acetylene torch. He believes his father was making tungsten carbide tools from scratch.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0049.xml
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BUILDING A TOUGH BIT
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SUNSHINE STICKS
CREATE A LIGHT SYSTEM TO KEEP HOUSEPLANTS THRIVING DURING THE SHORT DAYS OF WINTER
DIY GROW LIGHTS
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DAVE PROCHNOW
As you huddle inside your home this winter cursing the gloomy darkness, remember that you're not alone: The season has an even worse effect on your plants. Many common houseplants need far more hours of light than they get naturally in the middle of February, especially if they don't have direct exposure to a sunlit window.
PopularScience_20090201_0274_002_0050.xml
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HOW 2.0
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IS GOOGLE THE ONLY TOOL I NEED TO SEARCH THE WEB?
Not if you want the best results.
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Google's index reached a trillion pages last year, but that doesn't mean it (or other large search engines, like Yahoo) will always understand the exact intent of your search and yield results that have the information you really want. If Google isn't coming up with quite what you were looking for, you may want to turn to other people for help instead of relying on algorithms.
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KEYBOARD THUMBTACKS*
A REASON TO DESTROY THAT BEAT-UP OLD KEYBOARD
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instuctables.com IDEA FORA 5-MINUTE PROJECT? SEND 1110 USAT h2O@bonniercorp.com.
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HOW 2.0
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RETRO TRICK OF THE MONTH
THE VIDEOTAPE USB HUB
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VHS tapes are a dying medium, but German student Harald Mueller found a way to give one new life by using it as a case for his USB hub. He removed part of the reels to make room for the hub, cut holes on the side of the tape to expose the USB ports, and modified the hub so he could power it from his computer.
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HOW 2.0
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WEB SITE OF THE MONTH
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Welcome to the ultimate collection of how-to videos. Howcast offers thousands of original shorts providing easy-to-follow steps on doing just about anything you can imagine. Some videos are selfconsciously frivolous ("How to Make Green Beer") and some downright absurd ("How to Successfully Beg for Money"), but there are also plenty of practical topics, like setting up a wireless network and diagnosing problems with your car.
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ASK A CONTRIBUTING TROUBADOUR
How do I become an Internet rock star on the cheap?
What is the worst possible disaster that could befall Earth?
Does the space shuttle's computer really run on just one megabyte of RAM?
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CHRISTOPHER MIMS
Chances are you've got a more advanced recording studio in your laptop than the Beatles had when they made Sgt. Pepper's, so record your music yourself. Then build an Internet home that can grow with your entourage. Skip the cookie-cutter MySpace stuff and get a full-fledged content-management system like WordPress or Drupal, which will allow you to build your empire as you go: a blog, forums, photos, videos—all in one place that you control.
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EarMate-LT Enlarged
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Hearing Help Express, Inc
HB-23
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Tempur-Pedic Management, Inc.: The ClassicBed
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Tempur-Pedic Management, Inc.
The ClassicBed
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America's Oldest Mail Order Cigar Company: Cohiba Cigar
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America's Oldest Mail Order Cigar Company
Cohiba Cigar
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MacNeil Automotive Products Limited
FloorLiner
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The Sinclair Institute
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BIE Health Products: Human Growth Hormone
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POPULAR SCIENCE DIRECT
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THE POPSCI PREDICTIONS EXCHANGE
PLACE YOUR BETS ON THE MARKET THAT PREDICTS THE FUTURE
Will the potentially longevity-enhancing drug SRT1720 be tested on primates by next January?
Will Apple announce a iPhone launch in China by this March?
PPX LEAGUES
WHAT IS THE PPX?
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Scientists have shown that both extremely low-calorie diets and a compound found in red wine can extend the lives of laboratory mice. Now a company called Sirtris Pharmaceuticals has come up with a drug designed to do the same. SRT1720, a chemical cousin of resveratrol, the possibly life-extending compound found in red wine, is a straight-up wonder drug in mice-it makes them stronger, leaner and healthier.
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Toyota Motor Corp., Inc.: Suzuki SX4
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Suzuki SX4
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