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PC World Communications, Inc.: NORTON
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Wagner Spray Tech
PROCOAT
Wagner Spray Tech
OPTIMUS DUAL-TIP
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FROM THE EDITOR
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Are We There Yet?
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MARK JANNOT
WHEN I WAS A KID, flying was a budget-busting luxury for our family of five, impractical even for the occasional epic pilgrimages we'd make from Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale to visit the grandparents. We drove. And so I became a family-road-trip virtuoso, a battler with my two brothers for rights to the "way back" seat in the station wagon, a keen-eyed sentry on the lookout for VW Beetles on the highway (which entitled me to punch my siblings), a connoisseur of car sickness—all the while with my nose pressed to the window, following the contrails crisscrossing the sky above us.
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Michelin North America, Inc.: HydroEdge
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Michelin North America, Inc.
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REGULARS
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THE INBOX
FAT CHANCES
Corrections
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As a practicing physician in the obesity epicenter of the country, I was extraordinarily impressed by "The Unusual Suspects." I’ve been fussing at my patients for years about sleep and artificial sweeteners; it will be nice to reinforce it with some print.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: RIDGELINE
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RIDGELINE
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MEGAPIXELS
THE MUST-SEE PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR
HUMANS HELP ENDANGERED CRANES FIND THEIR HOMES
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CATHERINE SCHWANKE
Photographed from an ultra-light plane last December, these whooping cranes are being taught to fly south for the winter. Almost completely wiped out by 1940, there are now 536 known captive and wild whooping cranes in North America. But those raised in captivity will not migrate to warmer climes automatically—they have to learn the skill.
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MEGAPIXELS
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ROBOTIC ROSHAMBO
SCIENTISTS STUDY HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION THROUGH CHILD'S PLAY
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CATHERINE SCHWANKE
Bristol Elumotion Robotic Torso 1, or BERTI, takes time to play rock-paper-scissors at London's Science Museum in February, while on a three-day vacation from the lab. A collaboration between Elumotion Ltd., a British robotics firm, and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, BERTI was built to help researchers study how robots could communicate using motion.
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Sears Brands, LLC: Craftsman NEXTEC
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Craftsman NEXTEC
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WHAT'S NEW
TECH THAT PUTS THE FUTURE IN THE PALM HAND
IT’S ALL A GAME
NINTENDO'S POCKET CONSOLE MORPHS THE WORLD AROUND YOU
NINTENDO DSI
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NINTENDO DSI
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STEVE MORGENSTERN
Sure, the new DSi plays videogames, but it also lets you play with whatever you can see or hear. Sporting a doubly powerful processor and four times the RAM of its predecessor, the DSi can manipulate images from its two cameras (one facing you and one facing out).
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WHAT'S NEW
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THE GOODS
12 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS
NEWS RADIO
POWER MOVE
WASTE NOT
EVEN-HANDED
SAFE HOUSE
PAN-O-RAMA
POPSCI PICK OF THE MONTH
FOUR THE RECORD
FLASHY LAPTOP
PUMP UP YOUR WORKOUT
TYPE CASE
DOUBLE TAKE
RUBIK’S REDUX
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Get news and reminders from bed. This clock radio has its own e-mail address, so pals can send it messages—“Let's do breakfast!"—that appear onscreen. Notes and data feeds, such as weather, are transmitted over a nationwide wireless network.
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WHAT'S NEW
AUTO TECH
HOW IT WORKS MORE POWER FOR HYBRIDS
MERCEDES ADDS KICK WITH LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
POWER
PACKAGING
COOLING
START/STOP
IN RELATED NEWS: GAS ENGINES MIMIC HYBRIDS
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MICHAEL SPINELLI
High-tech batteries aren’t just for early adopters driving Tesla’s all-electric roadster. The first cells for a hybrid will soon be fitted in the classic Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. With a higher energy density, lithium-ion batteries provide the same wattage at a smaller size than the nickel-metal-hydride packs in other hybrids.
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Bose Corporation: Bose QuietComfort 2
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Bose QuietComfort 2
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WHAT'S NEW
GADGETS
COMING SOON THIN AND RICH
A NEW SET OF CHIPS GIVES SUPER-SLIM CELLPHONES THE POWER OF LAPTOPS
IN RELATED NEWS: HALF PHONE, HALF AUTOPILOT
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Toshiba TG01
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MICHAL LEV-RAM
Think of Toshiba’s TG01 cellphone as the world's smallest PC. It powers 3-D games, plays high-definition movies, and smoothly runs many programs at once, a combo few other phones offer. Yet it's less than four tenths of an inch thick—20 percent thinner than an iPhone—thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon system, which packs several previously separate chips into one case the size of a dime.
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BRIDGESTONE: TURANZA
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WHAT'S NEW
RECREATION
FULLY LOADED THE HOLE SHEBANG
THE LATEST GOLF GEAR IMPROVES YOUR AIM, YOUR GRIP AND—HOPEFULLY—YOUR SCORE
1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLUB
2. MAP SHOTS
3. GET THE ANGLE
4. HOLD TIGHT
5. LUG LESS
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TaylorMade R9
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Unbolt this driver’s head with the included wrench and reset it to one of eight positions to change how far your ball breaks left or right. Slightly tilting the clubface can shift the ball up to 40 yards to the side on a long drive. To alter the ball’s path further, swap weights in the head or switch to a firmer or more flexible shaft. TaylorMade R9 From $400; taylormadegolf.com
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Garmin Approach G5
$500
Swipe a touchscreen to navigate the thousands of course maps on this GPS unit. It displays distances to holes and hazards automatically; tap any other spot to see how far away it is. Garmin Approach G5 $500; garmin.com
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Bushnell Tour V2
$400
This palm-sized laser range finder uses an accelerometer to tell whether you’re standing on a hill. Then it adjusts its yardage measurements for the slope, so you can tailor your shot. Bushnell Tour V2 with Slope $400; bushnellgolf.com
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Bionic Pro Golf Glove
$40
Get a better feel but avoid calluses, with a leather glove that’s about 20 percent thinner than earlier models. Bionic Pro Golf Glove $40; bionicgloves.com
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Sun Mountain Four 5
$220
In this 4.5-pound bag, the lightest with club dividers, a fiberglass frame replaces the usual aluminum, and fabric dividers replace plastic. Sun Mountain Four 5 $220; sunmountain.com
LARRY OLMSTED
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WHAT'S NEW
GADGETS
TECH TRANSFER THE LONG VIEW
SECURITY CAMERAS THAT RUN FOR A YEAR ON A SINGLE BATTERY
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Avaak Vue
$300
SÉAN CAPTAIN
Keep an eye on any spot in your house, even where you don’t have an electrical outlet for a security camera. Avaak’s Vue is the first wireless cam to run on batteries, thanks to a transmitter that consumes 99 percent less power than Wi-Fi. Using wireless technology called FrameMesh, each three-inch-tall, 0.9-ounce Vue camera runs for a year on a $5 lithium-ion cell.
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HEADLINES
HEALTH
BUYER BEWARE
THE FDA FINDS DANGEROUS LEVELS OF MEDICATIONS IN WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENTS
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ERIC HAGERMAN
The YouTube promo for Zhen de Shou weight-loss capsules is farcical: The camera slowly pans across photos of depressed overweight girls becoming euphorically thin and warns, “Beware of cheap imitations." But the ad hides a real danger. According to recent tests by the Food and Drug Administration, Zhen de Shou and 68 other weight-loss supplements manufactured in the U.S. and abroad contain undeclared pharmaceuticals.
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HEADLINES
AUTO TECH
CAR TALK
MAKING THE STREETS SAFER WITH A SYSTEM THAT LETS CARS COMMUNICATE
NETWORKING THE STREETS
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
TRAFFIC UPDATES
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COREY BINNS
Car accidents kill 115 people a day in the U.S. and cost an annual $230 billion. Cautious drivers can avoid only so much danger, especially when it's a car running a red light, or a truck that pops out of a blind spot. But commuting could get safer with new in-car technology that warns you of that vehicle just around the corner— and even hits the brakes for you.
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HEADLINES
30-SECOND SCIENCE
SPRING SCIENCE
BIRD TRICKS, SWEETER ROSES AND CONTROVERSIAL BUGS
EVOLUTION IN THE FAST LANE
EAT YOUR INSECTS
ROSES ON STEROIDS
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BROOKE BOREL
Members of the Zosteropidae family are not birds of a feather. White-eyes, sparrow-like songbirds, are the fastest-evolving bird on record. According to a recent genetic analysis of several dozen subspecies by Chris Filardi, a biologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, 80 species have emerged in the past two million years.
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HEADLINES
MED TECH
HEART HEALER
AN ARTERY-FIXING TOOL DOES ITS JOB, THEN FADES AWAY
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SÉAN CAPTAIN
Every year, 800,000 Americans elect to have a tiny metal-mesh tube inserted into their coronary artery to prop it open and improve blood flow to cardiac muscle tissue. It's an easy choice—the alternative entails cracking open the chest and operating on a stopped heart.
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HEADLINES
SHRINKAGE
SPECK OF A MOTOR
AN ENGINE FOR RUNNING MEDICAL MICROBOTS
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SUSANNAH F. LOCKE
Doctors have miniaturized almost everything they need to send robots inside your brain's blood vessels to treat damaged tissue. But making a motor small enough to squeeze past blood cells has held things up. Now, engineers at Monash University in Australia have built a micromotor that brings bitty 'bots closer to reality.
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American Power Conversion Corporation
Surge Protection
American Power Conversion Corporation
Battery Back-UPS
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HEADLINES
GREEN TECH
PRESIDENTIAL POWER
FOUR ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLIER WHITE HOUSE
Plug-and-Play Wind Power
Hot Water Out of Thin Air
Solar-Panel Windows
Google Your Electric Bill
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ARNIE COOPER
“Absolutely.” That's what Barack Obama told Barbara Walters last November when asked if he would make the White House more environmentally friendly. Of course, he wouldn't be the first. Jimmy Carter introduced a solar water heater in 1979.
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THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
PART 1: GETTING THERE
PLANES, TRAINS AND SUPERSONIC SPACESHIPS
COMMERCIAL FLIGHT: 2020
BODY SHAPE
A vision for making travel faster, greener and more fun
ENGINES
PASSENGER CABIN
CONTROLS
OTHER IDEAS TAKING OFF
THREE PATHS TO GREENER SKIES
2010: RECYCLING
2012: SEED FUEL
2020: ALGAL FUEL
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CLIFF KUANG
THE LONG, SKINNY TUBE has to go. Tasked with improving the nation's air transportation, NASA wants airplanes to burn 40 percent less fuel than a 777 by 2020 and 70 percent less by 2030. Not only that, it wants those same planes to be whisper-quiet.
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THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
PART 1: GETTING THERE
HYPERSONIC COMMERCIAL FLIGHT: 2050
ROCKETS
TAKEOFF
ENGINES
COOLING
SPACE TOURISM: 2010
THINKING ABOUT BOOKING A TICKET TO SPACE? CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO THE LEADING CARRIERS
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DON'T LET TODAY'S anemic airline industry fool you: Supersonic flight will rise again. By 2015, 12 years after the last Concorde flew, Lockheed Martin expects to complete the Quiet Supersonic Transport, a business jet that can zip a dozen hotshots from Chicago to Paris in as little as four hours.
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THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
PART 1: GETTING THERE
SUPER TRAINS: 2011
SHAPE
WHEELS
MOTORS
A BETTER BOGIE
HOW GREEN IS YOUR TRAVEL?
GRAMS OF CO2 PER PASSENGER MILE
BRITS GET A CLEANER COMMUTE
TWO NEW TAKES ON GREENING THE CLASSIC LONDON RIDE
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IN A PUSH to reduce carbon emissions and relieve crowded airports, trains are quickly replacing airplanes. Europe, with its long tradition of train travel, has been particularly aggressive. In 2007 the European Commission initiated a plan that will triple its high-speed-rail networks by 2020.
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THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
PART 1: GETTING THERE
PERSONAL PLANES: 2012
PLUG-IN ROAD TRIPPING
PREFER DRIVING TO FLYING? WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE NEWEST FLEET OF ELECTRIC CARS AND PLUG-INS ON THOSE LONG HAULS
TESLA ROADSTER
SARUS
HY-BIRD SOLAR
MS-1
CHEVROLET VOLT
FISKER KARMA
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LAWRENCE ULRICH
The idea of electric-car travel invariably spawns jokes about extension cords the length of Texas. Meager ranges, multi-hour charging and a lack of highway electrical outlets mean that most consumers still consider pure-electric vehicles a fantasy.
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THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
PART 2: TOP DESTINATIONS
GEEK GETAWAYS
The Eiffel Tower? Predictable. Space Mountain? Kid stuff. This summer, wow the family with reality instead. Visit atom smashers, corpse farms and other wild scientific hotspots
Weekend with the Bear Essentials
VACATION WITH MARTIAN EXPERTS
SEE TSUNAMIS CRUSH MINIATURE VILLAGES
Watch a Parking Garage Buckle
Tour the Nation’s Only Frozen Cemetery
LEARN REAL CRIME-SLEUTHING SKILLS ON A CORPSE FARM
SPEND THE DAY CONVERSING WITH THE WORLD’S SMARTEST APES
Three Words: Subterranean Atom Smasher
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JOE KITA
FOR THE TRULY CURIOUS TRAVELER, we’ve collected eight one-of-a-kind research facilities guaranteed to impress and entertain like no ordinary tourist attraction can. On this list you'll find labs where you can ride a miner's cage half a mile underground to see a 6,000-ton neutrino detector, watch artificial earthquakes topple bridges, and converse with the world's smartest apes.
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THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
PART 3: COMFORT
Why Are Airplane Seats So Miserable, and What Can Be Done about It?
Beleaguered, outsize traveler Eric Hagerman investigates
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Or at least that’s the explanation I was given by Klaus Brauer, Boeing's immaculately articulate guru of airline interior design, whose conflicted job title is Director, Passenger Satisfaction & Revenue. "There are many good things about being 6'4", Brauer told me over speakerphone, from what I imagined to be a cushy office chair in Seattle.
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THE FUTURE OF THE MILITARY
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WAR GAMES
The most ambitious weapons program in Army history calls for a whole new arsenal of connected gear, from helicopter drones to GPS-guided missiles. But what happens if the network that links it all isn’t ready?
WALL-E WENT TO IRAQ.
THREE FACTS ABOUT FCS
A CYNICAL TAKE ON FCS IS THAT THE ARMY IS SPENDING $200 BILLION ON A CELLPHONE.
REINVENTING THE RADIO
INSIDE THE FCS NETWORK
INTEL-GATHERING GEAR
FCS CALLS FOR LIGHT VEHICLES TO STRIKE QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY—ESSENTIALLY, THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NETWORK?
A PRECISE AIM
THE PORTABLE LAUNCH SYSTEM COULD FIRE GPS-GUIDED MISSILES SO ACCURATELY, THEY COULD STRIKE ENEMIES IN A NARROW ALLEY.
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JAMES VLAHOS
The small robot rolled out of the desert scrub into a village, paused between two houses, and then approached the closer one. His square head swiveled around, unblinking camera eyes surveying the structure. The sound of shuffling boots filled the air as six U.S. Army soldiers rushed in behind him, assault rifles drawn.
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POPSCI PREVIEW
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POPSCI's GUIDE TO SUMMER SCI-TECH MOVIES
Will antimatter destroy the Catholic Church? Will Kirk beat up aliens? Will any of it sound even slightly plausible? Here’s a look at the Hollywoodified science hitting the big screen this summer, complete with our highly scientific Expected Gibberish Quotient (EGQ)
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
ANGELS & DEMONS
TERMINATOR SALVATION
STAR TREK
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS
G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA
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GREGORY MONE
This prequel reveals how Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) acquired his steel-gouging claws and indestructible skeleton. GEEK CANDY: The surgery scene, in which the fast-healing mutant is lowered into liquid to fuse his bones with the fictional metal adamantium, incorporates present-day robotic surgery techniques to make it look and feel more real.
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FIELDWORK
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THE CHINA SYNDROME
For years, the U.S. intelligence community worried that China’s government was attacking our cyber-infrastructure. Now one man has discovered it’s worse: It’s hundreds of thousands of everyday civilians. And they’ve only just begun
THREE KEY FACTS
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE
STUMBLING ONTO THE DANGER
CHASING PENG
A HACKER IS BORN
ROGUES GALLERY
WHEN WILL WE CATCH ON?
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MARA HVISTENDAHL
AT 8 A.M. ON MAY 4, 2001, anyone trying to access the White House Web site got an error message. By noon, whitehouse.gov was down entirely, the victim of a socalled distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. Somewhere in the world, hackers were pinging White House servers with thousands of page requests per second, clogging the site.
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HOW 2.0
YOU BUILT WHAT?!
DRINK-SLINGING DROID
A ROBOT THAT TENDS BAR LIKE A PRO (AND NEVER NEEDS A TIP)
HOW BAR2D2 WORKS
WIRELESS MIXOLOGY
ELEVATING BEERS
FUNK FACTOR
BEHIND THE WHEEL
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GREGDRY MONE
A veteran of the TV show Battlebots, Jamie Price has built plenty of destructive machines. But late last year, he designed a robot with a more mellow calling: offering cold beer and cocktails. The result—a masterpiece of plywood, plastic, aluminum and electric motors called Bar2D2—serves up everything but the sage advice.
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Aluratek: Internet Radio Alarm Clock w/ Built-in Wifi
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Aluratek
Internet Radio Alarm Clock w/ Built-in Wifi
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HOW 2.0
5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO
MAKE QUICK MONEY ON THE WEB
1 SOLICIT TIPS
2 ANSWER QUESTIONS
3 ADOPT A BLOG
4 MASTER A DOMAIN
5 BE A CRITIC
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AMANDA SCHUPAK
Add a button from microfinance site Tipjoy.com to your Facebook page, blog or Web site to let your fans tip you for entertaining them. Or encourage your Twitter followers to text-message you some coin: Tipjoy tracks payment "tweets" (usually a dollar or so) and transfers the money via PayPal.
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Shurtape: FrogTape
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Shurtape
FrogTape
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Valentine Research, Inc.: Valentine One
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Valentine Research, Inc.
Valentine One
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HOW 2.0
GRAY MATTER
THE OTHER WHITE HEAT
YOU KNOW BACON IS DELICIOUS, BUT DID YOU KNOW IT HAS ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT METAL?
FROM TABLE TO TORCH
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I recently committed myself to the goal, before the weekend was out, of creating a device entirely from bacon and using it to cut a steel pan in half. My initial attempts were failures, but I knew success was within reach when I was able to ignite and melt the pan using seven beef sticks and a cucumber.
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HOW 2.0
ASK A GEEK
WHAT ONLINE TOOLS CAN USE TO DISCOVER NEW MUSIC?
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Now that everyone’s gotten digital versions of their old favorites, music sites are feverishly building tools to point you to new music. If you're an iTunes user, get version 8 for the new Genius feature, which looks at whatever you're playing and makes suggestions based on iTunes Store shopping trends.
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HOW 2.0
PROJECT OF THE MONTH
RUN A CAR ON TRASH
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Jim Mason has created the ultimate alternativefuel vehicle: He figured out a way to run his Honda Accord by converting biomass—wood chips, agricultural waste or any other organic matter—into dean-burning fuel. (It gets about two miles to a pound.)
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HOW 2.0
THE POPSCI DIY ARCHIVES
YOUR VERY OWN MEDITATOR
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November 1970: "Enter the Meditator and surround yourself with the graphics which cover its walls... you may find the sensation akin to that mystical communion with nature that you experience when alone in a forest—or the sense of peace you feel in an empty cathedral."
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CITRIX: GoToMeeting
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CITRIX
GoToMeeting
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FYI
SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW
Q Could there be a planet hidden on the opposite side of our sun?
What’s the chance that falling space debris will hit me?
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DANNY FREEDMAN
A The sun might seem like a pretty huge galactic blind spot, but we’ve already managed to glimpse behind it, and there's nothing there in the way of another Earth, says NASA scientist Michael Kaiser, "unless it’s awfully tiny." Kaiser is the project scientist for NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) mission, which in 2006 sent two golf-cart-size satellites into orbit around the sun to study the explosions on the solar surface that are a major factor in space weather.
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SOLATUBE: Daylighting Systems
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SOLATUBE
Daylighting Systems
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ZOYSIA FARM NURSERIES
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ZOYSIA FARM NURSERIES
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RosettaStone
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RosettaStone
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ZUVO
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MacNeil Automotive Products Limited: Weather Tech
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Weather Tech
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Simply Batteries, Inc.
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Sinclair Institute: Great Sex for a Lifetime
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Great Sex for a Lifetime
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AVID PRO MEDICAL: Pro+Plus Pills
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Pro+Plus Pills
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POPULAR SCIENCE DIRECT
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PPX
PLACE YOUR BETS ON THE MARKET THAT PREDICTS THE FUTURE
THE POPSCI PREDICTIONS EXCHANGE
[ROBOTRAIN]
[NEWIFONE]
[CO2MKT]
WHAT IS THE PPX?
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Will New York City’s transit authority extend computer control to more subway lines by the end of the year? Commuters in Paris and Tokyo long ago became acquainted with the robotic subway conductor. But only this year did the New York City subway system dip its toe in the 21stcentury transit-tech pool by installing automated trains on the L subway line.
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Cargill, Incorporated: Diamond Crystal
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Diamond Crystal
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General Motors Corporation: HUMMER
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HUMMER
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