To a human, 500 milligrams is the size of a vitamin pill. But to an ant, it's 100 times its body weight, making lifting it the equivalent of the average American man hoisting 19,000 pounds -- with his teeth.
Here's a novel feature we bet even the latest high-tech cellphones don't yet have: the ability to track air pollution. A team of bicycle couriers in Cambridge, UK, has been using special sensor-equipped cellphones to
Here's yet another reason for us to get off-island and take a day trip to Boston more often. The recently opened Greenward, located in Cambridge, Mass., is the only eco-boutique in the Boston area that specializes in home essentials, cool gifts and
Topping the third round of Popular Mechanics' DIY Rally 2007 is the work of Damon Vander Lind of MIT. He says he's been reading PM since he was a kid, and it shows. His recumbent propeller trike is cobbled together from Frankenstiened bike parts and
For those of us who thought this page took a little too long to load, a bus may not seem like the best way to transport data between your home computer and the internet. But if you live in a far-flung village off the grid, that option sure beats walking
For everyone who thinks hybrids are new, we offer the Galt Gas Electric, built in Galt, Ontario (now merged into Cambridge ON, home of one of Toyota's biggest plants). This was, according to the Globe, "a masterpiece of engineering." It had a
While a number of recognizable companies have jumped into the vanguard of sustainable business thinking, many, many more still struggle with reconciling the environmental impact of their products and practices with the bottom line. On February 5th, the
The Brits and the Yanks have teamed up to tackle what seems like an untackleable problem. How do we turn aviation, the loudest form of transportation, into the quietest? The Silent Aircraft Initiative has combined old ideas with some brand new