The FEDOR anthropomorphic robot system has the potential to launch a whole dynasty of robots that will master a number of dangerous and difficult jobs. Learn more about its prototype in the February issue of Popular Mechanics.
The article “Fresh Blood" in the science section looks at the mysterious ability of bright red blood to slow aging, while in the Technology section, the article “Painted Navy" explains how ships for the computer game World of Warships take shape.
In the weapons column, editors test prototypes of multi-service virtual reality simulators in “Playing at War." In the Adrenaline section, “Ride the ‘Berg" examines how wakeboarding on ice and in winter waters are gradually gaining in popularity. Also, one of the world’s most famous “aircraft manufacturers" offers a simple diagram for a paper airplane.
Also in this issue:
Civilization Under the Ice: an introduction to the history of European oceanic astronomy;
Dreaming the Impossible: scientific fervor over an innovative engine made from a copper bucket;
Waiting for Eternity: how bacteria survive in permafrost;
Frozen: the refined art of extreme photography;
Wonder Packaging: the fantastic folding of DNA;
Autopilot: how fanciful unmanned electric vehicles guided by artificial intelligence are replacing ordinary city automobiles.
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