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What I Did on My Summer Vacation
RIO HONDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CALIFORNIA
IS YOUR HOUSE BLEEDING YOU DAY? • Unseen insulation gaps. A draft in the attic. Shoddy furnace ductwork. Homeowners are throwing away more money than ever on inefficient home energy. Fortunately, the technology to fix these problems is better than ever. Do it now.
THE GREAT DEBATE
ANATOMY OF THE WORLD’S FIRST ROBOTIC FLY
SECURE YOUR EMAIL
MAKE YOUR OWN TESLA-STYLE BATTERIES
WHAT THE INSPECTORS WEAR
HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL WEAPONS • After the Syrian government was accused of gassing its own people—which it denied doing—experts went in to find the truth.
THE AP4C DETECTOR
A.I. Takes on Cancer • Microsoft and the giants of cancer research are proving that big data is a mighty weapon.
WORK/SHOP • A COLLECTION OF PRODUCTS & OFFERS FROM OUR PARTNERS
TEACHERS GET CERTIFIED IN 3D PRINTING
CLEAN WATER FROM THE DESERT
THE INFALLIBLE HIGH-TECH ROUTER
THE WEWORK MANIFESTO • When you join a coworking space, you join a culture. It may be a culture that often wears sweats, but still, there are rules.
Humans at War • A Pulitzer Prize–winning war reporter strips Iraq and Afghanistan to the bone.
Whose Team Are You On? • Your digital life is probably spread across Microsoft, Apple, Google, and others. Is brand loyalty better?
THE BEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL TECH • Most gadgets are a distraction. Here are a few favorites that will actually help you (or your kids) learn.
My Dream of an E Ink Satellite • If an earthbound technology might be revolutionary in space, what does it take to find out?
What are the ideal ingredients in trail mix?
MYSTERIES OF GIN REVEALED • A distiller mixes ancient botanicals to create a spirit that is entirely new.
Eat the River • Meet the Michigan-made Roxor 4x4. It ain’t that big and it ain’t that fast, but somehow the fun never stops.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
THE WASTE TIRE PROBLEM
THE CARETAKERS • ATOP THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, A GANG OF OUTDOORSMEN AND WOMEN WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU A WARM BED, TWO HOT MEALS, AND, SOMETIMES, SINGING.
THE SHOPPABLE LIFE
Guide to Safer Schools
Before Schools Do Anything Else • We canvassed officials across the country about what to do first.
What Not to Do • School budgets are tight. So is time. Here are five lessons learned at U.S. schools.
How One School Got Started • After the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this district fast-tracked plans for heightened security.
“We Don’t Want Kids Living in Fear” • In Littleton, Colorado, where two deadly school shootings occurred fourteen years apart but within just a few miles, the school district is a study in preparedness, compassion, and an intense focus on what might go wrong.
What States Require • Several states have passed legislation mandating specific school-safety measures.