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The Right Work Boots Are Boots for Life
The Genius of Distilling Beer Into Whiskey
3 BOTTLES TO TRY
The Pentagon Wants to Launch a Nuclear Thermal Rocket in 4 Years
A Brief History of NTP Programs
Humans Can Develop a Sixth Sense, Study Proves
How Visually Impaired People Develop a New Sense
The Radioactive Diamond Battery That Will Run for 28,000 Years
Why Blue Diamonds?
Researchers Say They’ve Finally Sequenced the Entire Human Genome. Yes, All of It
How the Human Genome Is Helping to Fight COVID-19
The Math That Can Help Cargo Ships See Into the Future
RENAULT’S SLEEK CURVES
Scientists Are Planning to Build Noah’s Ark on the Moon
MOON CONSTRUCTION 101
The Key to Finding This “Impossible” Material Might Be a Nuclear Explosion
QUASICRYSTALS COULD AID NUCLEAR WEAPONS FORENSICS
THIS IS THE EASIEST DIY BOAT-BUILDING METHOD WE’VE EVER SEEN. • AND THE GUY WHO DISCOVERED IT IS SHARING ALL OF HIS SECRETS
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT 777 PINE STREET? • I thought we were doing a renovation, not an exorcism. The house had other ideas.
CAN AMERICA'S FASTEST SUPER - COMPUTER DEFEAT COVID FOR GOOD?
Shining a Light on Headlamp Performance
TESTING IN THE FIELD
BEST OF THE TEST
PICK YOUR POWER
Editors’ Choice • ONE PIECE OF GEAR THAT’S WON THE HEART OF OUR TEST TEAM
Why an Inverter Generator Is Your Best Back-up-Power Bet
WHAT KIND OF GROUNDING WILL I NEED IN A GENERATOR?
THE BEST GENERATORS FROM OUR TEST
ANOTHER OPTION: PORTABLE POWER STATIONS
For Yardwork and More, Chainsaws Are Better When They’re Powered by Batteries
INVEST IN A PAIR OF LIMBSAVING CHAINSAW CHAPS
PRO SKILL: THE OPEN-FACE DIRECTIONAL FELLING NOTCH
Testing the Top Battery Saws
How to Be Good at What You Do • DOUG RASSI, 61, CEO OF POLYWOOD FURNITURE, SYRACUSE, INDIANA