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How to Freeze People and Bring Them Back to Life

Doctors in Pittsburgh are beginning the first-ever human trials of "suspended animation" among gunshot victims with potentially fatal injuries.<p>In the 1992 comedy <i>Encino Man</i>, two California teenagers unearth a frozen caveman while digging a pool in their back yard. With the aid of some space heaters …

The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever Makes Its First Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 took 50 engineers, 80 technological partners, and 100 technical advisors 12 years to conceptualize, design, and build. All of their work culminated in this week's two hour-long test flight.

This Little Pill Can Tell You When Your Water’s Bad And Your Meat’s Rotten

The same type of technology used to make minty-fresh breath strips melt on your tongue could soon be used to detect dangerous contaminants in water.<p>At first, minty-fresh breath strips vowed to transform the way people prepared for a make-out session. But researchers say that the sugary, flexible …

A Guy With No Engineering Experience Invented A Wheelchair That Can Go Anywhere, Even Through Water

Brad Soden makes go-anywhere, do-anything wheelchairs under the well-chosen company name of Tankchair, and we learned all about his business in this excellent write-up on Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Tankchairs sit on treads, enabling them to cross all kinds of terrain that would leave a conventional …

'Smart' football helmet may help detect concussions

For years, the protocol for treating possible concussions on a football field has been this: After a player takes a hard hit to the head, a coach or trainer examines him to assess the severity of the impact and his readiness to return to the field.<p>But a visual inspection only reveals so much. What …