Issue: 20101201

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
DECEMBER 2010
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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Goldman, Sachs & Co.
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Goldman, Sachs & Co.
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0002.xml
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RAM
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RAM
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0003.xml
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Energizer: Ultimate Lithium
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Energizer
Ultimate Lithium
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0004.xml
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CONTENTS
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0005.xml
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BULOVA: Precisionist
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BULOVA
Precisionist
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0006.xml
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OnStar
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OnStar
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0007.xml
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Nikon Inc.: D7000
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Nikon Inc.
D7000
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0008.xml
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FROM THE EDITOR
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THE MOST MARVELOUS TIME OF THE YEAR
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MARK JANNOT
IT’S ONE OF THE MOST enjoyable parts of my job: the moment in mid-October when a binder is dropped on my desk containing each page of our December Best of What’s New issue slotted sequentially into place so that I can truly immerse myself in this, our annual celebration of superlative technological innovation.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0009.xml
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Nikon Inc.: COOLPIX P7000
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Nikon Inc.
COOLPIX P7000
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0010.xml
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Nissan North America, Inc.: Nissan LEAF
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Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan LEAF
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0011.xml
article
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OTHER STUFF
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THE INBOX
SAFE HOUSE
Suspension of Belief
Frack of Nature
Corrections
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October's Future of the Home issue featured bold visions for living in extreme conditions. Architects showed us that with the right technology, humans can comfortably inhabit just about anyplace, be it a flood zone, crowded city or encroaching desert.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0012.xml
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Advertisement: POPULAR SCIENCE
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0013.xml
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ecomagination: WattStation
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ecomagination
WattStation
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0014.xml
article
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MEGAPIXELS
THE MUST-SEE PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
FUN, CUBED
High-tech water rides turn a competitive swimming arena into a place of leisure
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NATALIE WOLCHOVER
The Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube, was built to house the swimming events of the 2008 Olympics. (Its polymer walls, which reduce energy costs by minimizing the need for lighting and heating, won a POPSCI Best of What's New award in 2006.)
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0015.xml
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Samsung Electronics America, Inc.: Samsung DDR3 PC Memory
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Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung DDR3 PC Memory
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0016.xml
article
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HEADLINES
PHYSICS
DEEP FREEZE
A science experiment in South Pole ice searches for clues about how the universe—and dark matter—works
SUB-ZERO SCIENCE
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JOHN BRANOON
Every December since 2004, engineers have flown to the South Pole to drill 8,000-foot-deep holes in the ice. The team lowers cables, each strung with 60 disco-ball-size light sensors, into the holes and lets them freeze over. So far they have completed 79 such holes, set in a grid half a mile on each side, and plan to drill the final seven this month.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0017.xml
article
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HEADLINES
SPACE TECH
EXPRESS TRAIN TO SPACE
NASA engineers propose combining a rail gun and a scramjet to fire spacecraft into orbit
PRICE POINT
HOW TO FLY INTO ORBIT
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RENA MARIE PACELLA
In April, President Obama urged NASA to come up with, among other things, a less expensive method than conventional rocketry for launching spacecraft. By September, the agency’s engineers floated a plan that would save millions of dollars in propellant, improve astronaut safety, and allow for more frequent flights.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0018.xml
article
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HEADLINES
SPACE CUISINE
MESCLUN ON THE MOON
A new greenhouse could provide food and oxygen to an entire lunar colony
FIRST SUPPERS
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SUSANNAH F. LOCKE
When astronauts next land on the moon, they’re likely to whip up a celebratory dinner of freeze-dried macaroni and cheese. But a new self-building greenhouse could supplement that meal with a fresh salad to eat and oxygen to breathe. The greenhouse, constructed at the University of Arizona, is a plant-based life-support system.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0019.xml
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verizon: Samsung Galaxy
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verizon
Samsung Galaxy
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0020.xml
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.: Uloric
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Uloric
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0021.xml
article
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HEADLINES
DISASTER TECH
PREDICT-A-QUAKE
Underground radon detectors could forecast earthquakes days before they happen
HOW IT MIGHT WORK
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MORGEN PECK
Toads. Clouds. Radon gas. Scientists have studied the movement of each of these in desperate attempts to improve earthquake detection methods by even just a few minutes. Now there’s a technology to test the radon theory for good and possibly give warning days before a quake.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0022.xml
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ugl: DRYLOK
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ugl
DRYLOK
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HEADLINES
COMPETITIONS
FORTUNE FAVORS THE GEEKY
Five contests that recognize science achievements of the everyman
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REBECCA BOYLE
There’s a long tradition of offering big cash prizes to entice talented and creative individuals to solve problems that have stymied industry and governments for decades. For example, in 1810, French cook Nicolas Appert won a 12,000-franc government prize for a food preservation method to help feed Napoleon’s army.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0024.xml
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OmniMount Systems, Inc.: LED TVs
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OmniMount Systems, Inc.
LED TVs
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0025.xml
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: Accord
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Accord
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0026.xml
article
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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Our December issue is more than just an exhaustive guide to the greatest creations of the year. It’s a forecast. For 23 years, the Best of What’s New awards have gone to the 100 innovations that indicate where technology is headed in the future.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0027.xml
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Bose Corporation: Lifestyle V35
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Bose Corporation
Lifestyle V35
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0028.xml
review
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31,32
BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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GREEN TECH
AQUAPRO HOLLAND GROASIS WATERBOXX
The Best Way to Hug a Tree
PHILIPS ENDURALED
A More Efficient Lightbulb
AMEE EXPLORER
The Smartest Carbon Calculator
NEAH POWER INFINITY EL
A Lighter Greener Battery
ECOATM
The Easiest Cellphone Recycler
CALERA
Hardest-Working Carbon Scrubber
PHILIPS
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PHILIPS
AQUAPRO HOLLAND GROASIS WATERBOXX
$275
PHILIPS
ENDURALED
$40
PHILIPS
AMEE EXPLORER
PHILIPS
POWER INFINITY EL
PHILIPS
ECOATM
PHILIPS
CALERA
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Deforestation and overfarming have helped decrease the productivity of about 70 percent of the world’s arid and semi-arid lands, which could force the migration of 50 million people by 2017. Our innovation of the year, the Groasis Waterboxx, an irrigation-free plant incubator, could help make these lands fertile again.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0029.xml
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
GREEN TECHNOLOGY
CEMENT FROM THIN AIR
A BIOLOGIST’S PLAN FOR RADICALLY REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS
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BENJAMIN PHELAN
AS A MARINE-BIOLOGY student in the 1980s, Brent Constantz was astonished to discover how simply corals conjure their stony mass from nothing more than seawater. The trick? They combine the calcium and bicarbonate already present in seawater into calcium carbonate, which crystallizes into a durable exoskeleton.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0030.xml
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CANON: EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS II USM
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CANON
EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS II USM
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0031.xml
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Michelin North America, Inc.: MICHELIN HydroEdge tires
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Michelin North America, Inc.
MICHELIN HydroEdge tires
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0032.xml
review
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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AUTOMOTIVE
PORSCHE 918 SPYDER
The Ultimate Green Supercar
FIAT MULTIAIR
Advanced Fuel Efficiency for the Masses
2011 FERRARI458 ITALIA
The Driver-Friendly Ferrari
2010 MOTOCZYSZ E1PC
The Fastest Track-Worthy Electric Motorcycle
2011 FORD FIESTA
Detroit’s First Great Small Car
FORD INFLATABLE SEATBELT
Injury-Free Seatbelts
2011 HYUNDAI SONATA 2.0T
More Power, Less Engine
2011 CHEVROLET VOLT
An Entirely New Kind of Car
VOLVO PEDESTRIAN DETECTION
Smartest Safety Feature
2011 JAGUAR XJ
Most Elegant Monster
AUTONOMOUS AUDI TTS PIKES PEAK
The Driverless Sports Car
PORSCHE
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PORSCHE
918 SPYDER
PORSCHE
MULTIAIR
PORSCHE
458 ITALIA
$230,000
PORSCHE
E1PC
PORSCHE
FIESTA
$14,000
PORSCHE
INFLATABLE SEATBELT
PORSCHE
SONATA 2.0T
$24,865
PORSCHE
VOLT
$41,000, or $33,500 after $7,500
PORSCHE
S60
PORSCHE
XJ
$73,575
PORSCHE
TTS PIKES PEAK
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The future of the car will be electrified, and the Porsche 918 Spyder concept shows just how much fun it will be. In this mid-engine supercar’s current configuration, a 3.4-liter racing V8 shares propulsion duty with three electric motors that produce a combined 218 horsepower.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0033.xml
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Samsung Electronics Corp., Ltd.: Samsung NX100
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Samsung Electronics Corp., Ltd.
Samsung NX100
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0034.xml
review
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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GADGETS
APPLE IPAD
The Top Tablet
HTC EVO 4G
Fastest Phone
POWERMAT WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM
Simple Charging
NIKON D3S
Bright in the Dark
LG MOBILE DIGITAL TV DP570MH
Road-Ready TV
SONY NEX-5
Beauty in a Small Package
SD ASSOCIATION SDXC STANDARD
Supersize Storage, Shrunken
WI-FI ALLIANCE WI-FI DIRECT
Your Gadgets Are Talking
VICON REVUE
Your Life, Captured Automatically
E INK PEARL DISPLAY
Sunny-Day E-Readers
APPLE
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APPLE
IPAD
$500-$830
APPLE
HTC EVO 4G
$200
APPLE
POWERMAT WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM
$60-$100
APPLE
D3S
$5,200
APPLE
MOBILE DIGITAL TV DP570MH
$249
APPLE
NEX-5
$650-$700
APPLE
SDXC STANDARD
APPLE
WI-FI DIRECT
APPLE
VICON REVUE
$790
APPLE
E INK PEARL DISPLAY
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After years of companies trying to cram a computer into a tablet—the resulting boxes have been too heavy, the software too sparse, the screen too small—Apple made what everyone wanted: a sleek device with a gorgeous screen and a dead-simple interface that makes you want to sit back and play.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0035.xml
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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APPS OF THE YEAR
GOOGLE GOGGLES
What Am I Seeing?
WIKITUDE WORLD BROWSER
The New Reality
SIRI PERSONAL ASSISTANT
One App Shall Set You Free
SIRI
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SIRI
GOOGLE GOGGLES
SIRI
WIKITUDE WORLD BROWSER
SIRI
PERSONAL ASSISTANT
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In our 23rd year of selecting the most innovative products, it’s time to consider a new category. Applications haven’t replaced gadgets—after all, you can’t have one without the other—but the year’s best apps deserve recognition. A text-based search can tell you who’s in a movie, but it can’t identify who’s in front of you.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0036.xml
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Sprint: HTC EVO 4G
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Sprint
HTC EVO 4G
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0037.xml
article
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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ENGINEERING
BURJ KHALIFA
The Tallest Ever
SABIHA GÖKÇEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Invincible Airport
KOGOD CRADLE AT ARENA STAGE
Noise Discipline
ITALCEMENTI I.LIGHT
Hardest Light
WIMBLEDON CENTRE COURT
Tennis Weather, Always
VEER TOWERS
Dramatic Angles
HELIOTRACE
Smartest Shade
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The 2,716.5-foot-tall Burj is not merely "the world's tallest building"; it's taller than any other building by more than 1,000 feet. In structure, scale and sheer weight, the pride of Dubai is "a different animal," says Skidmore Owings & Merrill engineer Bill Baker, who designed the beast with architect Adrian Smith.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0038.xml
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Smithsonian CHANNEL
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Smithsonian CHANNEL
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0039.xml
review
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53,54,55,56
BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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HEALTH
GE HEALTHCARE VSCAN
Ultrasound Anywhere
ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES ORAQUICKHCV RAPID ANTIBODY TEST
Fastest Hepatitis C Test
VIKING SYSTEMS 3DHD VISION SYSTEM
First 3-D Surgery
EARLYSENSE EVERON
Smartest Hospital Bed
TOUCH BIONICS PRODIGITS
Most Agile Prosthetic Fingers
VISIONCARE OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGIES TELESCOPE IMPLANT
Eyesight for the Blind
BAUSCH & LOMB BIOTRUE
First Sting-Free Contact-Lens Solution
B2P MICROMAGIC MICROBE TEST
DENDREON PROVENGE
The First Personalized Cancer Vaccine
MOBILEGS
Most Comfortable Crutch
ASTHMATX ALAIR BRONCHIAL THERMOPLASTY SYSTEM
Breathe Easy
GE HEALTHCARE
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GE HEALTHCARE
VSCAN
$7,900
GE HEALTHCARE
HCV RAPID
$20
GE HEALTHCARE
3DHD VISION SYSTEM
$100,000
GE HEALTHCARE
Smartest Hospital Bed
$7,000
GE HEALTHCARE
PRODIGITS
$50,000-$80,000
GE HEALTHCARE
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$15,000
GE HEALTHCARE
BIOTRUE
$15
GE HEALTHCARE
B2P MICROMAGIC
$4,000
GE HEALTHCARE
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$93,000
GE HEALTHCARE
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$60-$90
GE HEALTHCARE
BRONCHIAL THERMOPLASTY SYSTEM
$30,000
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Trauma doctors have a saying: Time is blood. The quicker a physician can identify an injury or disease, the better the patient’s chances of survival. Ultrasound can show doctors a patient’s beating heart or blood flowing through a kidney, and now the Vscan, just a bit larger than a smartphone, puts the tool in every doctor’s lab coat.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0040.xml
article
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BEST OF WHAT’S NEW 2010
HEALTH
A LEG UP
FOR A CRUTCH INVENTOR, INJURY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
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BRIAN GALLAGHER
IN THE SUMMER of 2005, Jeff Weber took a fall in the backyard of his Minnesota home, broke his heel, and was sentenced to 13 weeks on crutches. With little to do but hobble around and think, he quickly noticed the flaws in his new accessories: the way the hard "pads” compressed the soft tissue of his armpit, the way the rail-straight columns forced nerve-stressing bad posture, the way the perpendicular grips required a constant awkward twisting of his wrists.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0041.xml
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58
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Bose Corporation: QuietComfort 15
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Bose Corporation
QuietComfort 15
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0042.xml
article
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59,60,61,62
BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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AVIATION & SPACE
SOLAR IMPULSE HB-SIA
A Clean-Aviation Milestone
MASTEN SPACE SYSTEMS XOMBIE
The Easiest Way to Space
ESA CRYOSAT-2
The Clearest Climate-Change Picture Yet
ATACAMA LARGE MILLIMETER ARRAY
The Alpha Telescope
AIRBUS MILITARY A400M
The Most Versatile Cargo Hauler
SPACEX FALCON 9
The First Astronaut-Worthy Private Rocket in Orbit
EADS ASTRIUM TANDEM-X SATELLITE
Mapping the World in 3-D
PRATT & WHITNEY ROCKETDYNE/BOEING X-51A WAVERIDER
The Fastest Jet Engine
PIASECKI/CARNEGIE MELLON AUTONOMOUS HELICOPTER
The Smartest Autonomous Helicopter
BOEING X-37B
Most Mysterious Aircraft
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Zero-emission flight leapt forward in July, when Swiss pilot André Borschberg flew the solarand battery-powered Solar Impulse HB-SIA for 26 hours, 9 minutes and 10 seconds, reaching a height of 28,500 feet before gliding back down and marking the first time any aircraft had flown overnight on energy collected during the day [see page 63 for more on Borschberg].
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0043.xml
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BEST OF WHAT’S NEW 2010
AVIATION & SPACE
A NEW WAY OF FLYING
HOW A RECORD-BREAKING PILOT MADE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT IN A SUN-POWERED PLANE
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JOSEPH A. BERNSTEIN
BORN IN ZURICH, Switzerland, in 1952, the year the first commercial jet airliner took flight, André Borschberg grew up longing for the skyward frontier and the "freedom of three dimensions." He absorbed his father's tales of reconnaissance flights during World War II.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0044.xml
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TAMRON USA Inc.: SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
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TAMRON USA Inc.
SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0045.xml
review
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT
PANASONIC VIERA TC-P50VT25
Vivid in ALL Dimensions
PANASONIC HDC-SDT750
First High-Def 3-D Camcorder
AUDYSSEY AUDIO DOCK, SOUTH OF MARKET EDITION
The Booming-est Mobile Bass
SONY PLAYSTATION MOVE
Most Immersive Game Controller
KADENCE DESIGNS KLIPSCHLIGHTSPEAKER
The Simplest Home Sound
IMMERZ KOR-FX
Shock Waves
ONLIVE
Gaming for Everyone
GOOGLE TV
The First TV Search Engine
PANASONIC
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PANASONIC
VIERA TC-P50VT25
$2,600
PANASONIC
HDC-SDT750
$1,400
PANASONIC
AUDIO DOCK
$400
PANASONIC
PLAYSTATION MOVE
$100
PANASONIC
KLIPSCH LIGHTSPEAKER
$600
PANASONIC
KOR-FX
$190
PANASONIC
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$30
PANASONIC
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In a fight, your home theater could now take on any cineplex, thanks to this 3-D TV. While other TV makers entered the third dimension with upgraded LCDs, Panasonic was the first company to work with ultrafast plasma. And it turns out that plasma is what it takes to make at-home 3-D beautiful.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0046.xml
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69
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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1&1 Internet, Inc.
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0047.xml
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70
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.: Kenko
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
Kenko
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0048.xml
review
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BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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SECURITY
HYDRONALIX EMILY
The Fastest Lifeguard
AESIR EMBLA
Stealthiest Hovercraft
DECISION SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL MULTI-MODE PASSIVE DETECTION SYSTEM
The Surest Way to Detect Nukes
UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO OLFACTORY SENSOR
The Sharpest Sniffer
LINCOLN LABORATORY ISIS
The Spycam Most Likely to Catch Spies
SIERRA NEVADA CORP. GORGON STARE
The Most Intimidating Drone Accessory
FIRST ALERT POOL ALARM
Child-Saver
BI2 TECHNOLOGIES MORIS
Smartest Smartphone
ROBOTIC TENTACLE MANIPULATOR
Grippiest Robot Arm
MORPHO DETECTION SHOESCANNER
Best Shoebomb Sleuth
HYDRONALIX
[no value]
HYDRONALIX
EMILY
$3,500
HYDRONALIX
EMBLA
HYDRONALIX
MULTI-MODE PASSIVE DETECTION SYSTEM
HYDRONALIX
OLFACTORY SENSOR
HYDRONALIX
ISIS
HYDRONALIX
GORGON STARE
HYDRONALIX
FIRST ALERT POOL ALARM
$700
HYDRONALIX
MORIS
$3,000
HYDRONALIX
ROBOTIC TENTACLE MANIPULATOR
HYDRONALIX
SHOESCANNER
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Ocean riptides drown an estimated 100 people every year in the U.S. They can sweep a swimmer out to sea at up to eight feet per second, outpacing even the strongest lifeguard. EMILY, the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, is a four-foot-long remote-controlled rescue buoy that can zip across choppy waves at up to 26 mph, reaching a drowning victim 10 times as fast as any swimmer.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0049.xml
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Uniden: HomePatrol-1
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Uniden
HomePatrol-1
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0050.xml
review
75
75,76,77
BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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COMPUTING
INTEL WIRELESS DISPLAY
Over-the-Air Home Theater
SEAGATE BLACKARMOR PS 110 USB 3.0 PERFORMANCE KIT
Blazing Backup
SWIFTPOINT MOUSE
A Mouse for Small Spaces
AMD RADEON HD 5870 EYEFINITY 6
Maximum Monitor
PIXEL QI 3QI DISPLAY
Sun Screen
TOSHIBA LIBRETTO W105
The Keyless Laptop
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5
Intelligent Photo Editor
WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM HTML5
The Universal Web
INTEL
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INTEL
WIRELESS DISPLAY
INTEL
BLACKARMOR PS 110 USB 3.0 PERFORMANCE KIT
$180
INTEL
SWIFTPOINT
$70
INTEL
RADEON HD 5870 EYEFINITY 6
$500
INTEL
QI 3QI DISPLAY
$275
INTEL
LIBRETTO W105
$1,100
INTEL
PHOTOSHOP CS5
$700
INTEL
CONSORTIUM HTML5
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The Web offers more entertainment than cable, but who cares when it’s all stuck on tiny laptop screens? Now, Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) makes the Internet watchable by streaming whatever is on your PC-from House on Hulu to live games on NFL.com—to your big, beautiful TV, no programming or wires required.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0051.xml
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78
78
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ANTHEM: ANTHEM ROOM CORRECTION
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ANTHEM
ANTHEM ROOM CORRECTION
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0052.xml
review
79
79,80,81,82
BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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HOME TECHNOLOGY
NEATO ROBOTICS XV-11 ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER
The Four-Star General of Vacuums
BEATON INNOVATIONS WALETALE
Sucks Dust, Saves Lungs
KENMORE CONNECT
Calls for Help
MILWAUKEE M12 PALM NAILER
The Toughest Auto-Hammer
GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS 7-KILOWATT COREPOWER SYSTEM
Power Out? It Knows
LEHR PROPANE-POWERED ECO MOWER
A Lawn Mower That Minds Its Emissions
GTR TECHNOLOGIES DEWSTOP CONDENSATION DETECTOR
Brainiest Dew-Fighter
BOSCH AXIAL-GLIDE 12-INCH MITER SAW
The Smoothest Saw
MILWAUKEE AX SAWZALL BLADE
Tough as Nails
EADES APPLIANCE TECHNOLOGY SOUSVIDE SUPREME
For the Tenderest Meats
RIDGID 12-VOLT LITHIUM-ION JOBMAX KIT
One Tool to Rule Them All
NEATO ROBOTICS
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NEATO ROBOTICS
XV-11 ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER
$400
NEATO ROBOTICS
WALETALE
$20
NEATO ROBOTICS
KENMORE CONNECT
NEATO ROBOTICS
M12 PALM NAILER
$130
NEATO ROBOTICS
7-KILOWATT COREPOWER SYSTEM
$1,800
NEATO ROBOTICS
LEHR PROPANE-POWERED ECO MOWER
$300
NEATO ROBOTICS
DEWSTOP CONDENSATION DETECTOR
$60
NEATO ROBOTICS
AXIAL-GLIDE 12-INCH MITER SAW
$800
NEATO ROBOTICS
AX SAWZALL BLADE
$23
NEATO ROBOTICS
SOUSVIDE SUPREME
$450
NEATO ROBOTICS
12-VOLT LITHIUM-ION JOBMAX KIT
$150
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Unlike the better-known Roomba, which cleans at random, bouncing off furniture and redirecting itself, the Neato XV-11 vacuums strategically. It surveys the room with its infrared laser range-finder, taking 4,000 readings a second and measuring the distance to every object within 15 feet, and repeats this reconnaissance from several vantage points until it has constructed a bulletproof plan of attack.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0053.xml
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83
83
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SHOES ON STEROIDS: gravity defyer
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SHOES ON STEROIDS
gravity defyer
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0054.xml
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84
84
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[no value]
Rosetta Stone Ltd.: TOTALe
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Rosetta Stone Ltd.
TOTALe
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0055.xml
review
85
85,86,87
BEST OF WHAT'S NEW 2010
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RECREATION
SEALEGS 7.1M RIB
Travel on Water or Off-Road
EVERTUNE BRIDGE
A Guitar That Never Goes out of Tune
POINT 65 TEQUILA
Kayak in a Snap
OZONE R10.2
Long-Range Paraglider
HUTCHINSON SERENITY
The Toughest Bike Tire
PARROT AR.DRONE
Watch Where You're Flying
BIONX PL-350-SL-XL
A Powerful E-Bike
HYDROFLEX SUPERCHARGER TECHNOLOGY
The Most Durable Surfboard
SEALEGS
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SEALEGS
7.1M RIB
$89,900
SEALEGS
EVERTUNE BRIDGE
$330
SEALEGS
TEQUILA
$600
SEALEGS
OZONE R10.2
$4,900
SEALEGS
SERENITY
SEALEGS
AR.DRONE
$300
SEALEGS
PL-350-SL-XL
$2,200
SEALEGS
surfboard
$700-$1,000
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The first-ever commercial amphibious vessel with retractable all-wheel drive, the Sealegs rigid inflatable boat (RIB) allows boaters to launch and land nearly anywhere. On land, the 23-foot craft gets around on three 25-inch all-terrain tires.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0056.xml
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88
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GoToMeeting
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GoToMeeting
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0057.xml
article
89
89,90
HOW 2.0
YOU BUILT WHAT?!
SHARP-DRESSED MAN
An iPhone-controlled LED suit tears up the dance floor
BRIGHT IDEA
HOW IT WORKS
iPHONE
SENSORS
SUIT
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GREGORY MONE
The first time Marc DeVidts attended Dragon*Con, a sci-fi convention sometimes known as Nerdi Gras, he felt distinctly underdressed amid all the aliens and space travelers. He decided to outdo them the next time with a project tailor-made for the event’s late-night, darkened dance floors: an LED-laced, iPhone-controlled, all-white suit that flashes light patterns in time with the music.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0058.xml
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90
90
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metrokane: Electric Rabbit
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metrokane
Electric Rabbit
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0059.xml
article
91
91
HOW 2.0
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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO THROW A HOLIDAY PARTY
1 STOCK THE BAR
2 VOTE THE ROCK
3 SING ALONG
4 CAPTURE THE MOMENT
5 ACT OUT
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AMANDA SCHUPAK
Plan the refreshments with Thatsthe spirit.com's party calculator. Enter the number of guests, the proportion of beer, wine and liquor drinkers, and how much you want to spend per case or bottle. The site tells you how much to buy and what it will cost.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0060.xml
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91
91
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Davis: Vantage Pro2
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Davis
Vantage Pro2
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0061.xml
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91
91
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Advertisement: HYDRO-SIL
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HYDRO-SIL
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0062.xml
article
92
92
HOW 2.0
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GRAY MATTER
Our columnist heads to the Far East to prove that he’s the world’s greatest mad scientist
WARNING
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THEODORE GRAY
Every month for the past seven years, I've undertaken some experiment—entertaining you, dear readers, by risking my life with dangerous chemicals. But this month I conducted an experiment of an entirely different kind: I went in front of a live audience on a popular Japanese variety show and risked their lives with dangerous chemicals.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0063.xml
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93
93,94
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Pfizer Inc.: VIAGRA
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Pfizer Inc.
VIAGRA
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0064.xml
article
95
95
HOW 2.0
BUILD IT
TAKE YOUR OFFICE ANYWHERE
Assemble a weatherproof, solar-powered rig that lets you use your computer for days even if you’re away from civilization
MORE POWER
CREATE A SOLAR OFFICE
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VIN MARSHALL
What happens when life takes you somewhere that lacks Internet access or electricity, but you need to use your computer? Whether you’re faking out your boss while on a long fishing trip, or suffering through an extended power outage, there are times when laptop batteries won’t cut it.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0065.xml
article
96
96
HOW 2.0
ASK A GEEK
SHOULD I BUILD MY OWN COMPUTER?
JAMIE LENDINO
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Techies and gamers have always preferred putting together their own PCs, but regular computer users with no special expertise can also benefit from a bit of home tinkering. Though it won’t save you much money over off-the-shelf models these days unless you choose the cheapest parts, you can get a superior machine for the same price.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0066.xml
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96
96
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CELESTRON
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CELESTRON
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0067.xml
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97
97
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Advertisement: Newsmax magazine
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Newsmax magazine
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0068.xml
article
98
98
HOW 2.0
TECH SUPPORT
THE FREESOUND PROJECT
WEB SITE OF THE MONTH
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If your blog, wedding slideshow or haunted house needs a sound, chances are the Free-sound Project (freesound .org) can supply it. The site is a repository of thousands of sound files that have been released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus license, so they’re all free and legal to use in any noncommercial way you can think of.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0069.xml
article
98
98
HOW 2.0
TECH SUPPORT
A DIY SMOKER*
SIMPLE PROJECT OF THE MONTH
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1. Unscrew the burner from a buffet range, disconnect the wires, and remove the burner from the base of the range. 2. Place the coil inside the pot. Put the wires through the hole in the bottom of the pot, and reconnect them to the base of the range.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0070.xml
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98
98
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ACM Enterprises Inc.
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ACM Enterprises Inc.
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0071.xml
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99
99
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Advertisement: envi
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envi
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0072.xml
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99
99
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Advertisements
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WeatherTech
Ford Focus
WeatherTech
Ford Edge
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0073.xml
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100
100
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TheCompetitiveEdge: TANITA
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TheCompetitiveEdge
TANITA
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0074.xml
article
100
100,102,103,104
FYI
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THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Q CAN SKYSCRAPERS PREVENT TORNADOES?
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BJORN CAREY
A It's true that the plains of Kansas are a more familiar backdrop for tornadoes than Times Square, but the funnels can form just about anywhere if the conditions are right. The reason Tornado Alley, the area stretching from Texas to South Dakota and from the Rocky Mountains to Kansas, is the most active tornado spot in the U.S.—it sees hundreds a year—is not because it’s flat farmland.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0075.xml
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101
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HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS
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HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0076.xml
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102
102
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Valentine Research, Inc.: Valentine One
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Valentine Research, Inc.
Valentine One
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0077.xml
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102
102
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The POWER of the SEA
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The POWER of the SEA
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0078.xml
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103
103
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WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0079.xml
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104
104
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WAGAN TECH
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WAGAN TECH
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0080.xml
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104
104
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appliednutrition: Prostate Defense
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appliednutrition
Prostate Defense
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0081.xml
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105
105
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THE TEACHING COMPANY
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THE TEACHING COMPANY
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0082.xml
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106
106
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ESCORT Inc.: PASSPORT 8500 X50
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ESCORT Inc.
PASSPORT 8500 X50
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0083.xml
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106
106
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Chef'sChoice: Diamond Hone Sharpeners
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Chef'sChoice
Diamond Hone Sharpeners
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0084.xml
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106
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Advertisement
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0085.xml
masthead
106
106
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0086.xml
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107
107
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Smile Train
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Smile Train
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0087.xml
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108
108,109,110,111
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POPULAR SCIENCE GIFT GUIDE
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0088.xml
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112
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PSWEB CONNECTION
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0089.xml
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113,114,115,116,117
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psshowcase
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0090.xml
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118
118,119
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POPULAR SCIENCE DIRECT
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0091.xml
article
120
120
THE FUTURE THEN
DECEMBER 1930 FROM THE POPULAR SCIENCE ARCHIVES
Stream of Eco-Consciousness
More Green Cars through the Years
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NATALIE WOLCHOVER
After the 1929 stock-market crash, English airship expert Dennis Burney road-tested a car he thought would appeal to Depression-era drivers. According to Burney, his airship-inspired Streamline consumed only half the fuel of conventional automobiles, thanks to its crescent-shaped body, rear-mounted engine, and inset headlamps and door handles.
PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0092.xml
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121
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Samsung: Solid State Drive
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Samsung
Solid State Drive
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0093.xml
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122
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DHL Express, (USA) Inc.
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DHL Express, (USA) Inc.
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PopularScience_20101201_0277_006_0094.xml