Lindsay Utz

Lindsay Utz

  • Part 2: Soldiers and Their Bots Unlike soldiers, robots can take the worst of a bomb blast and survive to see another battle. So when an explosive needs to...
    Design
  • Part 3: The Overcrowded Skies There's a problem brewing over the skies of Iraq, and it's not weather related. Thanks to a new generation of cheaper,...
    Design
  • Part 4: Rescue Bots of the Future Not only are robots being used for military offensives, but they are also being deployed to rescue wounded soldiers. These robot medics can evacuate downed servicemen from situations too dangerous for normal reconnaissance missions. Rescue bots, most of which are still in the development phase, ensure..
    Design
  • Part 5: Legs With Brains Robots are assisting soldiers both on the battlefield and off. Some 30,000 men and women have lost limbs over the course of the conflict in Iraq, and the latest in prosthetic technology is helping them readjust to normal life. These cutting edge prostheses are equipped with robotic joints and computer..
    Design
  • Part 6: A God's Eye View The capture of the U2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers was one of the tensest incidents of the Cold War. In modern warfare, high-flying surveillance planes are now totally unmanned, taking espionage literally to new heights. While these robotic drones are good news for the military, they have civil rights..
    Design
  • Part 7: When War Becomes A Video Game We've learned about robots that spy, rescue, aid, survey, and defuse. In the final episode of our "Military Robots" series, we...
    Design
  • Get Your Volunteer On Frustrated by the state of the world? Feeling powerless, but wish you could do something to help? There are numerous worthy non-profits, both in the United States and abroad, in need of energetic volunteers. Consider logging some hours with any of the fine organizations highlighted in our latest Transparency. LEARN..
    Lifestyle
  • Pollen Bots Seasonal allergy sufferers, rejoice! Japanese scientists have deployed an army of anthropomorphic pollen sensors across the country in an...
    Lifestyle
  • Internet Censorship Sex. Ass. Falun gong. Chances are, if you're reading this right now, you don't live in Yemen, Myanmar, or China. Internet censorship can take many forms, from restricting private internet access to blocking searches for politically volatile keywords. Exercise your internet freedom by taking a look..
    Culture
  • Hog Hunting A plague of feral hogs has descended on the American South, leaving a trail of porcine devastation in their wake. To combat the invasion, some hunters are forsaking more traditional prey and training their sights on these destructive, ferocious, decidedly less cute cousins of Babe. Intrigued by a new..
    Communities
  • GOOD Business: Comet Skateboards Moving to a new town can be pretty hard. But if, like Comet Skateboards, one of the founding principles of your company is community engagement, making new friends is easy. Less than a year after relocating from Oakland, California to Ithaca, New York, Comet has settled right into this vibrant community,..
    Business
  • GOOD Business: IceStone If you're looking to trick out your home with the greenest products on the market, you could do a lot worse than IceStone....
    Business
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