Issue #49 - December 2012

It's that time of year again! Time for the annual PopSci Best of What's New awards! We scrutinise, evaluate and occasionally subject to robo-showdown a massive collection of 100 innovations from fields such as entertainment, engineering, aerospace, automotive and more. But that's not all!

The December issue also takes a look at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The US's latest and greatest combat aircraft is already on the RAAF's Christmas list. We've ordered 100 of these amazing planes, so we decided it was high time we found out what's so special about a fifth-generation jet fighter.

And see on the cover where it says build your own jet engine? Yep - we show you how to build your own jet engine. We won't say it's a weekend job, but if you can rebuild a turbo or do an engine-swap in a car, you can definitely tackle this.

PopSci December 2012 - think of it as a report card on the state of human technology!

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