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Does the future of video games spell the end of the world? Or does humanity have more to learn from a virtual world inhabited by connected kids, intelligent robots ... and the Obama campaign? You've seen the video and the outtakes from his chat at the 2008 Breakthrough Conference after winning in the ...
American teenagers want to invent the solutions that power our future, but feel unprepared by science education--and their newest test scores are backing up that sad state of affairs. All of which has MythBuster and Popular Mechanics contributing editor Adam Savage pretty fired up.
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While the embers burn from Russia's high-tech assault on Georgia, network war steps to the forefront as the new battleground of the 21st century. As editor of RBNexploit, Jart Armin covered this week's Eastern European digital attacks from the inside-out, and we catch up with him on how to make Internet ...
With the opening ceremony just days away, can Beijing clean up its air in time for healthy Olympic competition? We sit down with George Thurston--a professor of environmental medicine at NYU, a leading expert on airborne pollutants and a former athlete himself--to find out why every athlete may be in ...
The iPhone 3G has arrived. So what? We let three of the Web's top Apple bloggers break down the big picture: Matt Buchanan, the Gizmodo associate editor who's scouted iPhone wannabes for PM... Pete Mortensen, the Jump Associates consultant and Cult of Mac geek who was our live blogger for the 3G iPhone ...
Forget Lonely Girl, Obama Girl, even Wii Fit Girl. The Internet zeitgeist isn't just making celebrities&#151;it's bringing back the forgotten ones. Rev up for an exclusive sneak peek at <a href="/automotive/new_cars/4270253.html">NBC's adaptation of Top Gear</a> with new host <a href="http://adam.freefm.com/" ...
How can the right gear--and the right heroes--save lives after disaster has already struck? Kalee Thompson takes us behind the scenes of the Coast Guard's most extreme rescue--a high-tech, middle-of-the-night Mayday call in Deadliest Catch territory. Plus, Thomas Stahr, the emergency response division ...
Forget four bucks a gallon. Crude oil rose four bucks this week! The good news for the fuel crunch: Benjamin Jones says the cult of the ecomodders can help you save gas from your garage, Mike Allen sniffs out efficiency scams, and Simon Hauger's after-school class is building a 130-mpg car. Buckle up--it's ...
Is the private sector about to overtake NASA in space? In a PM Roundtable, new FAA commercial space chief George Nield, XCOR spokesman Doug Graham and Teal Group analyst Marco Cacheras predict the future of backyard rocket power. Plus Glenn Reynolds calls on Congress for the re-opening of a moon treaty, ...
The deadly collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota was merely one example of America's troubled concrete-and-steel underpinnings. But as we discover in excerpts from PM's "Bridges to the Future" summit with the National Science Foundation, its replacement may also be illustrative--of high-tech solutions ...
A high-tech, high-octane season of movies has arrived, but has the increasing influence of comic books diluted science fiction on the silver screen? Annalee Newitz, editor of the awesome new sci-fi blog io9, makes the case for a modern revival. Plus, in an exclusive interview, <em>Lost</em> gurus Damon ...
America's patent office might stand on the brink of an open-source revolution, but whatever happened to turning heady science into practical new gadgets? PM resident roboticist Daniel H. Wilson, whose new book looks way ahead on how robots could prevent an alien invasion, joins us to dream up inventions ...
As our investigation into hardware tampering illustrated, the Department of Defense may be defenseless in accounting for counterfeit chips inside its weapons, aircrafts and missile systems. Herb Lin, chief scientist for National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, joins ...
Crude oil has hit a record $103 per barrel, and it's got everyone worried. The good news: Smart new exploration tech is expanding American supplies, and alt-fuel breakthroughs should extend them. But veteran energy writer Robert Bryce isn't buying the hype, telling us that the U.S. is "married to fossil ...
Nearly 4000 American troops have died in the Iraq war, and now the Pentagon is calling robots to the rescue. Resident geek and robo whiz Erik Sofge offers the inside story of armed, unmanned vehicles coming soon to the battlefield. Plus, we talk online dating and love at first sight with top researcher ...
Five years after the Columbia tragedy, American space exploration is still struggling to lift off: NASA veterans are questioning the new moon plan, presidential candidates are lining up new policies, and there's a satellite crashing toward Earth. Aerospace engineer and Transterrestrial Musings blogger ...
After unveiling the MacBook Air, Apple TV 2.0 and iPhone updates, does Steve Jobs have another trick up his mock turtleneck for 2008? Senior tech editor Glenn Derene joins us live from MacWorld to forecast Apple's next brilliant design. Plus, PM's resident geek breaks down the good, bad and the ugly ...
On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show, our gadget tester looks into his crystal ball to find the first Google Android phone, Intel pocket PCs and the end of the DVD format war on the very near horizon. Plus, GM's hybrid battery chief tells us why 2008 won't be the real start of plugged-in America, ...
As President Bush signs the new energy bill into law, we crunch the numbers on corn-based fuels with PM editor-in-chief James B. Meigs--and track the future of MPG research with David E. Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research. Plus, how government spying on the Web and over the phone actually ...
Every day we're being watched a little bit more, by intelligent cameras, unmanned aircraft and newfound gadgetry. We'll get an exclusive report on FAA-approved drone tests by American law-enforcement agencies, suggestions from Instapundit blogger and PM contributing editor Glenn Reynolds on how to watch ...
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