Issue: 20091001

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Ford: BRAND-NEW 2010 MUSTANG
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BRAND-NEW 2010 MUSTANG
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The Kahlua Company: KAHLÚA Liqueur
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The Kahlua Company
KAHLÚA Liqueur
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FROM THE EDITOR
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Human Extremophiles
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MARK JANNOT
ED SHADLE CAUGHT the speed bug young: soapbox derby, then teenage drag racing, then motorcycles (until broken bones forced a matrimonial concession), then lakesters on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Oh, and this too: on July 4 next year, Shadle intends to drive a converted F-104 fighter jet at 800 mph across the Black Rock Desert, breaking a land-speed record that has stood since 1997.
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Michelin North America, Inc.: MICHELIN LTX M/S2 Tire
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Michelin North America, Inc.
MICHELIN LTX M/S2 Tire
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THE INBOX
LETTERS@POPSCI.COM
SUMMERTIME SOLUTIONS
DITCH CLASS
Clarification
Corrections
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In "When All Else Fails, MacGyver It! Last-Ditch Survival Tips," you're joking with the suggestion to escape a twister by using U-bolts as a ground anchor, right? It would take more than a few moments to complete all the steps listed. And have you ever tried to penetrate heavy denim with a blunt instrument?
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The Gillette Company: Gillette Hydra-Scrub + Body Wash
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The Gillette Company
Gillette Hydra-Scrub + Body Wash
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MEGAPIXELS
THE MUST-SEE PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
RACING FORM
HIGH-TECH HORSE TRAINING MEANS FASTER STEEDS AND FEWER INJURIES
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NATALIE AVON
A horse trots along a dirt road in Turkey, encased by the Kurtsystems Car equine training system. What may look like a complex horse-drawn carriage is actually a high-tech way to automate the delicate process of training racehorses. The horse isn't pulling the four-and-a-half-ton, $427,000 vehicle.
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MEGAPIXELS
THE MUST-SEE PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
SOLAR FORCE FIELD
SUPERCOMPUTING GIVES US THE FIRST PICTURE OF A SUNSPOT'S STRUCTURE
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CARINA STORRS
The first computer-generated model of an entire sunspot—a magnetic anomaly on the surface of the sun—tracks the magnetic fields in the area, helping researchers figure out how the sun releases energy around the spots. At the dark center, or umbra, the field is so strong—about 1,000 times the solar average—that it blocks the solar gases that typically bubble to the surface.
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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WHAT'S NEW
TECH THAT PUTS THE FUTURE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
CLEAN WATER ACT
A HYBRID BOAT CRUISES LAKES WITH MORE PEACE AND LESS POLLUTION
EPIC 23E HYBRID BOAT
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EPIC 23E HYBRID BOAT
$150,000
LAUREN AARONSON
Boaters like spray and sun in their face, not exhaust. The first hybrid sport boat, courtesy of a co-designer of the Aptera electric car, delivers cleaner thrills. Water resistance means that a 38mph boat requires as much power as far-speedier cars, and marine engineers have struggled to give a hybrid enough oomph.
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WHAT'S NEW
THE GOODS
12 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS
AUTO UPLOADER
READ AND WRITE
GLASS MOUSE
SOUND CHECK
MUSIC Rx
APE WALK
FLAT VOICE
GREEN LIGHT
VITAMIN COP
QUICKER CLEANER
EAT DUST
POPSCI PICK OF THE MONTH
FACE FRONT
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CORINNE IOZZIO
Post your pics to the Web without turning on a computer. Fonera's Wi-Fi router can automatically upload photos and video to sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa when you plug in a USB storage device or camera. Fonera 2.0n $100; fon.com
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WHAT’S NEW
HOME TECH
HOW IT WORKS THIN AIR
A DESKTOP AIR PURIFIER WITH INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH
Humanscale Humanair
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Humanscale Humanair
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MICHAEL HSU
A new technology has made giant air cleaners in Swedish factories smaller and more energy-efficient, and now it’s doing the same for filters in your home. The innovation: paper. Many purifiers, both industrial and residential, clean the air by giving pollutants an electric charge and trapping the staticky gunk with oppositely charged metal plates.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb: PLAVIX
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Bristol-Myers Squibb
PLAVIX
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WHAT'S NEW
GADGETS
TIMELINE DOCTOR ON CALL
NEW PHONES MONITOR YOUR HEART—AND MAY SOON DELIVER MEDICINE
NOW: TRACK YOUR OWN HEALTH
SOON: LOOP IN YOUR DOCTOR
LATER: LET THE DOC TAKE OVER
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Today's medical cellphone apps focus on fitness, an area that doesn't require FDA approval. Strap this heart monitor around your chest while you jog, and it beams info over Bluetooth to the Nokia N79 Active. Software on the phone records your heart rate, along with your route, altitude, speed and distance, as calculated by a GPS chip in the phone. Chart your progress, or compare it with your friends', on Nokia's Sports Tracker Web site. Nokia N79 Active $530 (est.; Polar heart rate monitor included); nokia.com
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BlackBerry
$300
Next year you'll see the first apps that link your phone to bona fide medical devices, such as blood-pressure cuffs and diabetics' glucose meters, and send stats straight to a doctor for instant review. The Health on the Go program, now in tests on BlackBerry phones, captures blood pressure and oxygen and sugar levels when you connect instruments using Bluetooth. Alerts remind you to check your stats and what your target numbers are. Healthanywhere Health on the Go $300/year (est.; hardware not includedi); healthanywhere.com
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The mobile devices of 2012 and beyond (like the concept below) will check vitals automatically, so you don't even have to stop texting. Researchers at the University of Texas are developing implantable sensors that use short-range radio chips to constantly beam vital signs to your phone. Your cell then relays info to your doctor, who can send back instructions for the implants. For instance, your phone could signal the sensor to take extra measurements or, eventually, to release built-in doses of insulin or painkiller. University of Texas at Dallas Telemedicine www.eac.utdallas.edu
BROOKE BOREL
The world is about to get four billion more nurses. With the help of add-on apps and gadgets, cellphones can become medical helpers that track and transmit your vitals to physicians. These mobile aides will help catch diseases early, save ER visits, and cut health-care costs.
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CITRIX: GoToMeeting
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CITRIX
GoToMeeting
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WHAT'S NEW
AUTO TECH
TESTED MORE WITH LESS
FORD AIMS TO BOOST MILEAGE THROUGHOUT ITS LINEUP, NO HYBRID NECESSARY
HOW IT WORKS
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Lincoln MKT
LAWRENCE ULRICH
It’s the ultimate conundrum of automobile engines: how to add muscle without chugging gas. Ford's solution is EcoBoost, a new family of turbocharged engines that will be available on 90 percent of Ford's lineup by 2013—that's roughly 1.3 million new rides worldwide each year.
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WHAT'S NEW
RECREATION
TRICKLEDOWN TECH WARM AND WIRED
BATTLE GEAR INSPIRES A BETTER BATTERY-POWERED JACKET
IN RELATED NEWS: SKINNY SUN POWER
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Ardica Power System Moshi
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ardica
Mountain Hardwear Refugium jacket
$230
ardica
Konarka Power charger
MARK ANDERS
CARINA STORRS
Soldiers sometimes lug more than 30 pounds of batteries to run GPS units and other critical gear, so San Francisco company Ardica set out to give them a lighter power pack. Now a civilian version lets the rest of us charge our phones—and stay warm.
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HEADLINES
RESEARCH
FAKING THE RESULTS
SCIENTISTS CONSIDER NEW WAYS TO PREVENT AND SPOT RESEARCH MISCONDUCT
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GREGORY MONE
In a series of studies designed to assess two anti-tissue-rejection drugs, former University of Alabama-Birmingham surgeons Judith Thomas and Juan Contreras carefully detailed experiments in which they replaced one kidney in rhesus monkeys with a foreign one and, a month later, removed the remaining native kidney.
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HEADLINES
MARITIME TECH
STEALTH ON THE WATER
A KNIFE-LIKE BOAT DESIGN PROVIDES A COVERT, FUEL-EFFICIENT RIDE
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MARSHALL LOUIS REAVES
An undercover team of Navy SEALs isn’t worth much if their transport boat’s wake betrays their approach. Nor does it help if they come ashore with back pain and possible organ damage from the boat’s constant bouncing. A sleek new hull design could help troops slip through waves undetected and unscathed, while also setting a new standard for efficient nautical design.
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HEADLINES
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PLANET FIXERS
CLEVER INNOVATIONS FOR A GREENER FUTURE
FLOWER POWER
POWER ON TAP
YO-YO KITES
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CARINA STORRS
Any blossom would stand out in the desert of southern Israel, but you'd be hard-pressed to miss a 98-foot-tall one. The tulip-shaped tower is the centerpiece of the world's first hybrid-solar power plant, opened this summer by Israeli start-up AORA Solar.
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Schneider Electric: APC Back-UPS BE750G
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APC Back-UPS BE750G
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HEADLINES
AWESOME! NOW WHAT?
ARTSY GERMS
ENGINEERED BACTERIA ETCH FAMOUS FACES
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NATALIE AVON
Images of the Virgin Mary have appeared on grilled cheese sandwiches, trees and now in a petri dish. But that last appearance was no heavenly manifestation. It was a sign that Christopher Voigt's photographic bacteria were working. This summer, his team at the University of California at San Francisco injected light-sensing and communication genes from various bacterial species into Escherichia coli.
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HEADLINES
ROBOTICS
HUNGRY HUNGRY ROBOTS
ROBOTS DEVOUR TRASH TO GAIN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
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SUSANNAH F. LUCKE
No matter how intelligent a robot might be, it's nice knowing you can pull its plug to halt the anti-human insurrection. Whoops, not anymore. A new cohort of 'bots that make energy by gobbling organic matter could be the beginning of truly autonomous machines.
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CRAFTSMAN: CRAFTSMAN C3 LITHIUM DRILL/DRIVER
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CRAFTSMAN C3 LITHIUM DRILL/DRIVER
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HEADLINES
THE DEBATE
TO VROOM OR NOT TO VROOM?
TO VROOM
NOT TO VROOM
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DAWN STOVER
By 2020, one in every five cars sold in the U.S. will be a hybrid electric vehicle. That's nice for the planet, but bad for pedestrians who can't hear the quiet vehicles' approach. Some automakers will equip hybrids with artificial engine sounds, but some drivers say that less noise pollution isn't such a bad thing.
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CRAFTSMAN
The C3 Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver
CRAFTSMAN
The C3 Jig Saw with Laser
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THE OBSESSIVES
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THE RACE TO 1,000 MPH
BRITAIN'S RICHARD NOBLE, THE REIGNING KING OF LAND SPEED, IS BUILDING A ROCKET ON WHEELS TO SHATTER HIS OWN RECORD. THE ONLY PROBLEM: A RAGTAG AMERICAN TEAM MIGHT BEAT HIM TO IT
THE LAND-SPEED RECORD IS SO HIGH, NO ONE QUITE KNOWS HOW TO BREAK IT.
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MIKE SPINELLI
THE SUN DOESN’T RISE over the Black Rock Desert in Nevada; it ignites. One minute the blaze-orange glow of dawn is cascading down the sulfur-rich Jackson and Kamma mountain ranges, tinting the prehistoric lakebed a million shades of pink.
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THE OBSESSIVES
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INSIDE BLOODHOUND
NOBLE'S VEHICLE USES AN ASTON-MARTIN-WORTHY V12 ENGINE AS A FUEL PUMP.
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BEFORE IT SET its 1997 record, Noble's Thrust SSC team dealt with terrifying unknowns. What would the violent airflow do to the car's handling? Would the pressure waves generated by supersonic travel tear the whole thing apart? "People were saying this is a very expensive way of killing someone," Noble says.
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Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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INSTANT EXPERT
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THE SCIENCE YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
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Something outside our visible universe is moving whole galaxies. Eighty percent of people hospitalized with swine flu in the U.S. were under 50. A planet's atmosphere can reveal alien life. More than 2,000 nukes could be fired on short notice.
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INSTANT EXPERT
WEAPONS
NUKES 101
THE BIG QUESTION: HOW CAN WE TELL WHETHER A COUNTRY IS MAKING NUCLEAR POWER OR BUILDING NUCLEAR BOMBS?
HOW TO MAKE NUCLEAR FUEL
FAQ
THE INSTANT PH.D.
ESSENTIAL JARGON
CAPTIVATING STATISTICS
WHAT'S NEXT
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BROOKE BOREL
Just about everyone insists that Iran's nuclear program is aimed at building weapons. Iran claims it only wants nuclear power. So how do weapons inspectors get at the truth? They study the country's supply and treatment of uranium, one of the most abundant nuclear materials on the planet.
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INSTANT EXPERT
ASTROBIOLOGY
ALIEN HUNTING
THE BIG QUESTION: HOW DO WE FIND LIFE OUTSIDE EARTH?
FAQ
THE INSTANT PH.D.
ESSENTIAL JARGON
CAPTIVATING STATISTICS
WHAT'S NEXT
THREE SIGNS THAT A PLANET CAN SUPPORT LIFE
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COREY BINNS
If aliens are out there, the best shot at finding them—assuming they resemble the life-forms on Earth—is to look for planets like ours. E.T.'s home will probably require an atmosphere to have liquid water and keep out solar radiation, so astronomers search for perfectly sized and situated planets surrounded by blankets of life-supporting gases like oxygen and water vapor.
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INSTANT EXPERT
PANDEMICS
THE RETURN OF SWINE FLU
THE BIG QUESTION: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL IT INFECT THIS YEAR?
FAQ
THE INSTANT PH.D.
ESSENTIAL JARGON
CAPTIVATING STATISTIC
SIGNS OF SWINE
FOUR KEYS TO CONTAINMENT
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MELINDA WENNER
Flu season in the Southern Hemisphere is almost over—and now it's heading back our way. At the time this issue went to press, there were more than 162,000 confirmed cases and 1,154 deaths world-wide from "novel H1N1," a.k.a. swine flu, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes this figure is a gross underestimate, especially since only a fraction of people who have the flu go to the hospital.
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INSTANT EXPERT
COSMOLOGY
DARK FLOW REVEALED
THE BIG QUESTION: WHY ARE GALAXIES MOVING TOWARD THE SAME POINT, AS IF PULLED BY AN UNKNOWN FORCE?
FAQ
THE INSTANT PH.D.
ESSENTIAL JARGON
CAPTIVATING STATISTIC
WHAT'S NEXT
HOW TO FIND DARK FLOW
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JAMES OWEN WEATHERALL
As if the universe weren't strange enough, scientists have recently discovered that entire galaxy clusters—the largest known structures in the universe, consisting of thousands of galaxies—are moving toward the same area. And we have no idea what mysterious phenomenon is drawing them along.
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FIELDWORK
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ROCK HUNT
ASTRONOMERS ARE LEARNING TO PREDICT EXACTLY WHERE AND WHEN ASTEROIDS WILL HIT THE EARTH— AN ABILITY THAT COULD ONE DAY SAVE HUMANITY
SPOTTING TROUBLE
THE HUNT
READY FOR THE FALL
SCHOOL OF ROCK
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GREGORY MONE
ON OCTOBER 7, 2008, shortly before dawn in northern Sudan, a trucker named Omar Fadul el Mula was praying at a remote teahouse in the Nubian Desert when a bright flash lit up the landscape. It was as if the world had switched from night to day. He sprung to his feet, ran around the small building, and saw a huge trail of dust and debris stretched high in the sky.
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UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE
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SCIENCE CONFIRMS THE OBVIOUS!
Sometimes it takes long, hard study to pin down what we thought we knew all along— and to reveal surprising findings beneath the surface of common sense
GAMBLERS DON'T LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES
FACESHIELDS PROTECT THE FACE
POTATO CHIPS ARE BAD FOR YOU
PEOPLE BINGE-DRINK ON THEIR 21ST BIRTHDAY
TOOTHPASTE IS A LUXURY IN POOR COUNTRIES
GIRLS LIKE PINK
HUSBANDS CREATE MORE HOUSEWORK
SCRAWNY OR FAT BOYS DON'T LIKE GYM CLASS
VIOLENCE OCCURS NEAR BARS AND LIQUOR STORES
DUCKS LIKE WATER
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JASON DALEY
THE STUDY “Executive Function Abnormalities in Pathological Gamblers," Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health, March 2008 THE FINDINGS A trip through Las Vegas will reveal plenty of two-time (and 20-and 100-time) losers who haven't learned when to walk away.
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Tempur-Pedic Management, Inc.: The Advantage Bed
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Tempur-Pedic Management, Inc.
The Advantage Bed
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HOW 2.0
YOU BUILT WHAT ?!
THE SHOPPING GO-KART
A GROCERY BASKET THAT CAN BLAZE DOWN THE AISLES AT 30 MPH
HOW IT WORKS
DREAM HANDLING
UNDEAD BATTERIES
RUNAWAY SPEED
SLOWING DOWN
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GREGORY MONE
Who needs brakes? When you're converting a junk-stuffed shopping cart into an electric joy-ride-mobile, they're the last thing you worry about. MIT undergrad Charles Guan's LOLriokart—the name is a mash-up of Web and videogame-speak—grew out of his membership in the MIT Electronics Society, a student engineering club.
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DURACELL SMARTPOWER
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DURACELL SMARTPOWER: Duracell INSTANT CHARGER
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DURACELL SMARTPOWER
Duracell INSTANT CHARGER
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HOW 2.0
USE IT BETTER
BEYOND MARIO
TAP UNOFFICIAL SOFTWARE TO MAKE YOUR NINTENDO DSi DO MORE THAN PLAY GAMES
PREPARING YOUR NINTENDO DSi FOR HOMEBREW GAMES
3 HOMEBREW APPS FOR THE NINTENDO DSi
DS ORGANIZE
LMP-NG
SNEMULDS
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JOHN MAHONEY
When Nintendo debuted its DSi game console earlier this year, it closed the loopholes hackers had used to run homebrew applications—unofficial software distributed freely on the Internet—on its predecessor, the DS Lite. But hackers soon found holes in the DSi's software too, and now DSi-compatible flash carts," specially modified cartridges that allow you to run custom code, are coming to market.
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Symantec: Norton Internet Security 2010
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Symantec
Norton Internet Security 2010
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Symantec Corporation
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Symantec Corporation
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HOW 2.0
GRAY MATTER
FLASH BANG
THE HIDDEN USES OF EVERYDAY EXPLOSIVES
MORE COMMON EXPLOSIVES
ACHTUNG!
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THEODORE GRAY
The explosive C4, a favorite for everything from demolition to terrorism to action movies, is in fact one of the safest explosives. How can an explosive be safe? If it's hard to set off by accident. C4 is so stable that you can light it with a match (it burns but does not explode) or shoot it (it splatters but does not explode).
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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HOW 2.0
ASK A GEEK
CAN I USE ONE NUMBER FOR MY HOME, WORK AND CELLPHONES?
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You can. And now that Google has launched its Google Voice service (google.com/voice), it's free. At press time, the service was invitation-only, but when it becomes more widely available, here's how it will work: You get a new universal phone number with your choice of area code, along with a Web-based inbox to manage your voicemail, text messages and call history.
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ROCKAUTO
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ROCKAUTO
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HOW 2.0
POPSCI 5 MINUTE PROJECT
CD BOOKENDS
TO KEEP THOSE COLOR ME BADD CDs OUT OF THE LANDFILL
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1. Wearing safety gear, carefully apply the flame from a torch near the bottom of the shiny side of a CD. 2. Bend the bottom of the disk at a 90-degree angle. Glue the bent part to another CD, which forms the 3• base of the bookend. HAVE AN IDEA FOR A 5-MINUTE PROJECT? SEND IT TO AT h20@bonniercorpcom.
PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0059.xml
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HOW 2.0
PROJECT OF THE MONTH
WATER-BOTTLE SPEAKERS
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A frequent traveler, Web developer James Long wanted speakers for his laptop and iPod that would fit in his backpack's water-bottle pouch. So what better enclosure to use than an actual water bottle? Long reconfigured the parts from an old set of speakers and salvaged other odds and ends, including the tops from Play-Doh containers, to fit it together.
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HOW 2.0
WEB SITE OF THE MONTH
BOOKLAMP.ORG
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Check out this handy site the next time you're looking for a good reading recommendation. Booklamp scans books and uses software to identify elements of writing style such as pacing and density, similar to what Pandora.com does for music. You select books you like, and it suggests other titles with similar metrics that you're likely to enjoy (for example, if you like Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, you might also like Lars Walker's The Year of the Warrior).
PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0061.xml
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Plasma CAM Inc.
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Plasma CAM Inc.
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0062.xml
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EdeCraft Corp.: Chef's Choice Gourmet Food Slicer
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EdeCraft Corp.
Chef's Choice Gourmet Food Slicer
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0063.xml
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Advertisement: POPULAR SCIENCE
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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FYI
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SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW
What does a star sound like?
Is it possible for a spacecraft to fly straight through Jupiter?
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A The numbers tell the story: Of the 648 people killed by lightning in the U.S. from 1995 to 2008, 82 percent were male. And as much as we were hoping to uncover a biological cause—extra iron in the male cranium, perhaps, or the conductive properties of testosterone—it turns out men are ... just kind of stupid.
PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0065.xml
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Advertisements
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Hydro-Sil
8' 2000w
Hydro-Sil
6' 1500w
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0066.xml
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ESCORT: PASSPORT 9500ix
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ESCORT
PASSPORT 9500ix
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0067.xml
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Gorilla Glue Company: GORILLA TOUGH
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Gorilla Glue Company
GORILLA TOUGH
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0068.xml
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science channel
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science channel
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0069.xml
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SOLATUBE
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SOLATUBE
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0070.xml
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Valentine Research, Inc.: Valentine One
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Valentine Research, Inc.
Valentine One
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0071.xml
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Science Illustrated
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Science Illustrated
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0072.xml
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MUSCLEGLOSS
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MUSCLEGLOSS
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0073.xml
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Woodland Power Products, Inc.: Cyclone Rake XL
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Woodland Power Products, Inc.
Cyclone Rake XL
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0074.xml
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Advertisement: Newsmax magazine
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Newsmax magazine
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0075.xml
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Advertisements
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MacNeil AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS LIMITED
Ford Taurus
MacNeil AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS LIMITED
Chrysler Town & Country
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0076.xml
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HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS
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HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0077.xml
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psshowcase
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0080.xml
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Hydro-Sil
8' 2000w
Hydro-Sil
6' 1500w
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0081.xml
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EdgeCraft Corporation: Chef'schoice Pronto
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EdgeCraft Corporation
Chef'schoice Pronto
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0082.xml
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PROLATIS
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PROLATIS
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POPULAR SCIENCE DIRECT
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FROM THE POPULAR SCIENCE ARCHIVES
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THE FUTURE THEN
MAY 1950 Speed Limit
SPEED RACERS: MORE FAST-PACED STORIES THROUGH THE YEARS
SOUPED UP JULY 1950
ARROW SHOT JUNE 1929
MAXED OUT JULY 1960
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CARINA STORRS
In 1950, not even commercial planes could top 500 mph. Comet I, one of the world's first jetliners, was the fastest commercial aircraft of its time. Prior to it, commercial planes featured piston engines and topped out at about 300 mph. Using technology perfected around the end of World War II, engineers replaced piston engines with gas turbines, which delivered some serious speed.
PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0085.xml
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Zeo
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Zeo
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0086.xml
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zeo
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0087.xml
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Ford: TAURUS
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Ford
TAURUS
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0088.xml
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verizonwireless: BlackBerry Tour
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verizonwireless
BlackBerry Tour
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PopularScience_20091001_0275_004_0089.xml