POSTED 15 DECEMBER 2005
In the year of the useful, utility beats futility. Shop Why-Mart
for gifts for those impossible-to-please scientists on your list! Don't
embarrass yourself by giving a scarf or perfume to someone who spends
their 9-to-5 explaining the universe.
Digital camera takes 40 million pix a second! The Regional
Calorimeter Trigger is a signal processing system to analyze
collisions at world's largest particle accelerator, now being built in
Europe. A real stocking-stuffer!
Supermagnet gets to work! This 900
megahertz magnet(!) is the world's most accurate, extra-handy
for ultra-precise structural pictures of materials, biological samples.
Solar backpack recharges batteries! This full-fledged
backpack with flexible solar panels(!)
recharges small electronic gadgets wherever sun shines.
Tailor-Made! These rodents have specific
genes blocked to show what those genes do. They can be
used to study cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and so much more!
Hand-Held Analyzer Detects Drugs, TNT! The hand-held(!)
mass spectrometer instantly detects drugs, explosives,
and chemical signs of disease.
Slide rule with GENUINE
wooden core, leather case! Manually calculates squares, square
roots, trig functions, other mathematical functions.
Megan Anderson, project assistant; Terry Devitt, editor; S.V. Medaris, designer/illustrator; David Tenenbaum, feature writer; Amy Toburen, content development executive
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