New devices—which could be on the market in just a few years—will let you see who’s behind a wall. And that’s just the beginning. NOVA Next contributor Phil McKennareports on this remarkable through-wall radar imagery.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- After surgery, a man received a surprise $117,000 medical bill from a doctor he didn’t know.
- For the first time in history, *anyone* across the globe can collaborate on developing solutions to climate change.
- Our retinas’ pattern recognition abilities could help us understand the universe.
- Socially diverse groups are more innovative than homogeneous groups.
- A few simple steps can help you protect your digital life. NOVA Labs’ Cybersecurity Lab shows you how .
- Results from NASA’s Maven probe could prove critical in the search for life on Mars.
- Experiments at a particle accelerator in Germany have confirmed that time moves slower for a moving clock than for a stationary one.
- What happens when you get struck by lightning ? Scientists are still scratching their heads.
- “Thieves are not going after one identity but thousands or millions of them.” Here’s how they do it .
- The Obama administration has announced that it will create the largest marine reserve in the world.
- How do you survive a zombie apocalypse? Try using math . (Make sure to watch Part 2!)
- Norway pays Liberia to halt deforestation in a first-of-its-kind deal.
- Brazil released thousands of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that suppress dengue fever. Here’s another way to control mosquito populations: through genetic modification .
- Some of Earth’s water might have existed before the Sun was even born. A lot of it, though, could’ve come from a massive underground reservoir .
- Brown dwarf W0855 is so cold that some astronomers think it hosts clouds of ice and sulfide .
- A spice found in curries may boost the brain’s ability to heal itself .