The Future Is Wow
What if the techy transportation of sci-fi movies isn't as far-fetched as it seems?
We asked Seth Shostak, scientist and film consultant, to rate them on a scale of 1 ("dream on") to 10 ("totally feasible"). Bring on the levitating cars!
Technology: Placing people in "stasis"-suspended animation-for..
We called a licensed Virgin Galactic travel agent to answer our burning questions about the company's pioneering space-tourism...
Build a Better Bike
If your commute is too long for pedal power, just add a little juice to your ride.
by Jason Cozens, as told to GOOD
I've been an on-and-off bike commuter for about seven years. I enjoyed riding and being outside-not being confined inside a car-but I always showed up to work covered in sweat and beat..
Buying the Best Bike For You
A bike novice and a bike nerd talk cycling options.
GOOD: I figured since you live in Portland, you must know everything there is to know about bikes. Can you help me pick one?
ZACH DUNDAS: Ah, Portland's reputation as the urban cyclist's paradise precedes it, I see. Well, it is a pretty great bike..
Gallons to Go
Knowing your car's miles per gallon isn't going to get you very far.
Last summer, Richard Larrick and Jack Soll, professors at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, published a paper arguing that Americans did not understand how fuel efficiency works. They found that most people assumed that improving a car's..
How To Double Your Car’s Fuel Economy Without Spending Any Money
Hypermiling-the art of beating the fuel rating given to your car by the Environmental Protection Agency-has gone from a fringe hobby to a mainstream movement, thanks largely to recent high gas prices and concerns about the climate. Bolstered by the success of hybrid cars, hypermilers have been gathering..