Science and Technology

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2008

    Sonic Drive-In

    Stereo types pump up the volume

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    "Green" eatery association exaggerates facts on biodiesel as it shills for the fuelmaker that founded it

    By Ray Stern The small ad by something called "AZ Green Dining" in the Cafe section of this week's New Times couldn't help but catch my eye (after a co-worker pointed it out, that is): "The New Times 4-17-08 edition printed lies about biodiesel." I had written the article in question about alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Michio Kaku talks invisibility, teleportation and ray guns at Changing Hands Bookstore

    By Sarah Ventre The story goes that Albert Einstein passed away when Dr. Michio Kaku was growing up. That event caused him to dedicate his life to finishing what Einstein began and was unable to finish. Since that time, Dr. Kaku has become one of the leading physicists in the entire world, and ha ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Cyberspace Invaders

    County law enforcement's seeking more and more Web site information to mount investigations against private citizens

  • Culture

    July 12, 2007

    Lost in Space

    As in taking up

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Move Over, MySpace

    Friends like these

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    Let the Sunshine In

    When power-tripping HOAs push solar-minded residents around, everybody pays the price

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    How to Restore a Photo

    Memory enhancement

  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006

    Wii Love It

    Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Coming Zune

    Microsoft shoots at the Apple again

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Remains of the Day

    More than a dozen Indian burials have been discovered during light-rail construction

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Wisdom of the Ancestors

    A Hopi leader fought a lonely battle to stop a mining company from stealing water that helped build Phoenix. He succeeded. Finally

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Burning the Faithful

    New copy-protected CDs screw over the only honest customers the music industry has left

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Menu at AZ 88

    Your taste in music's 15 minutes of fame

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    S#&t Storm

    Phoenix's sewer crisis has gone unnoticed by most toilet users, but it's the talk of sewage experts nationwide

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Solstice Retreat

    The Arizona Corporation Commission appears poised to toss solar power into the shadows

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005


    Everything you ever wanted to know about swamp coolers, but were afraid to ask the guy at Home Depot

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Legal Love

    Getting the cream for free

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    The ME Show

    See me, hear me, feel me, fund me! Are vlogging and podcasting the ultimate slacker careers?

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Up the Down Staircase

    A New Times writer tells one family's unique story about life with Down Syndrome, and then shares her own

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Born Again

    Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    The Toasters

    Ska revivalists hit P-town

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004



  • News

    May 6, 2004


    Letters from the week of May 6, 2004

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Power Vacuum

    Arizona's letting the Big Three utilities steal countless millions from us by standing in the way of solar energy

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Safety Meltdown

    Critics say Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is headed for trouble

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    I Pod, You Pod

    Welcome to the days of wearing your pretensions -- all of them -- on your hip

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Playing Ruff

    Pup and coming at Barktoberfest

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Starlab Indoor Planetarium

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Against All Odds

    Two local promoters come together; Kazaa cooks up response to the majors

  • News

    February 6, 2003


    Challenger now that was a real national tragedy

  • News

    January 16, 2003


    Letters from the week of January 16, 2003

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Camera Store

    Lewis Camera Exchange

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Romancing the Genome

    The love story that may spark Arizona's New Economy.

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Arizonan Siesta

    While the public sleeps, the fix is in to turn our state into a power farm for Mexico

  • News

    October 25, 2001


    At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Russian Roulette

    The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Power Trip

    Plant near Kingman may be a foreboding sign for the rest of the state

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Shock Treatment

    California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    A Bone to Pick

    Lunch with a paleontologist

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Big Audio Dynamite

    Alma Gates' car stereo can kill you, set world records and possibly save mankind

  • Calendar

    August 24, 2000

    Working From Scratch

    DJ Radar offers a different read of turntable music with the score to 'Antimatter'

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    'saur Spot

    Disney deserves extinction for Dinosaur dialogue

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    You've Got Toast!

    At a Las Vegas electronics show, "networked homes" have everybody talking, but not asking the right questions

  • Calendar

    September 2, 1999
  • News

    April 1, 1999

    A Grave Error

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs stonewalls its desecration of a prehistoric Native American burial site

  • News

    February 25, 1999


    Arizona asteroid hunters were poised to save the Earth from Armageddon. Then a secret Air Force project took over.

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Indian Stew

    Not every anthropologist can digest Christy Turner's theory that the Anasazi were cannibals

  • More >>