Table of Contents October 2008

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FEATURES

anderson
Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson can send you and your friends to the moon—for $100 million a person.
microscope
A new company promises to map your DNA while-U-wait—for only a few hundred bucks.
wine
GlaxoSmithKline bets $720 million that a new class of red wine-inspired drugs will slow aging in humans.
carlegs
Five visionaries imagine cars that walk, fly, and drive themselves.

DEPARTMENTS

Not quite—but some people pretend it is.
By manipulating your head just so, a doctor can sometimes cure chronic dizziness.
The Nobel Prizes will soon be announced. How do the winners get so damn smart?

DATA

ngc5907
New images show that two rivers of stars—and possibly dark matter—are all that remain of one dwarf galaxy.
votelg
A Formula for fraudproof elections
schematicbattery
Making green energy work may depend on three unlikely heroes: an Australian engineer, a battery, and the element vanadium.
ITERkey
All they need to do is tame 200-million-degree plasma—without using too much energy.
syntheticbeef
How researchers can make meat that's better for you—and better for animals.
zombie-light
Scientists have found evidence that the self-aware part of our brains isn't always in charge.
rizzo
Albert Rizzo uses virtual reality to free veterans of their PTSD—by letting them relive their trauma.
masdar
The future is now for sustainable cities in the U.K., China, and U.A.E.
robotarm
Melding humans and machines to help the paralyzed walk, the mute speak, and the near-dead return to life
tongue
Now they can understand our surprisingly complicated oral physics.
peltonturbine
Who knew that providing energy and water for all could be a matter of foot cranks and dirt power?
lamkin
One innovator says the greatest threat to a clean-energy world is kids with BB guns.
skysails
As the fuel crisis continues, container ships look to innovation to clean up their act.
mcdonough1
William McDonough aims to create buildings that produce oxygen, sequester carbon, and produce more power than they use.
woodchip
Forget about corn—future biofuels will be made of wood chips and trash.
sanchez
Pedro Sanchez says we need nanofertilizers, transgenic crops, and governments and investors with cojones.
Quantum dots can change the very properties of matter by controlling electrons.
kiterotor
Next-generation turbines may catch all the energy we need, thousands of feet up.
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