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📙 Scientific American, December 2008 by Scientific American, narrator Mark Moran


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In this issue: "The Restless World of Enceladus": Sprouting jets of steam and icy grains on one of Saturn's moons hints at the possibility of underground water, which could mean - an environment potentially suitable for living organisms. "Driving Toward Crashless Cars": Next-generation automotive safety technology could give us vehicles that are difficult to crash - and eventually may not need drivers at all. "Can Phishing Be Foiled?": Understanding the human factors that make people vulnerable to online criminals can improve security training and technology. "A New Molecule of Life?": Peptide nucleic acid, the synthetic hybrid of protein and DNA, that could form the basis of a new class of drugs - and of artificial life unlike anything found in nature. "Magic and the Brain": The neurological findings behind the techniques magicians use to fool the mind and perform their seemingly magic tricks. Want more Scientific American? Subscribe for one month or 12 months. Get the latest issue. Check out the complete archive. ©2008 Scientific American

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