The CNN Idea Series brings you stories of innovation, research, discovery, and education. 
A girl, the Internet, and her Pontiac Fiero
Brain-controlled devices may help paralyzed people
Carpentry business creates hope for craftsmen down on their luck
Using the Xbox to study locust swarms
A scientist loose in the kitchen
What happens when you throw out the trash?
This 'Mousetrap' can crush a car -- and teach physics
Why zombies, robots, clowns freak us out
What if you could make anything you wanted?
How technology makes us vulnerable