The inside scoop on 10 crazy ideas that just may save our planet
By PopSci StaffPosted 06.23.2008 at 4:44 pm 1 Comment
Tiny nukes to power towns, a hair club for plants and gasoline that can be pulled from thin air. On this episode of Cocktail Party Science, host Chuck Cage sits down with the editors and writers of "10 Audacious Ideas to Save the Planet" and discusses how science's most outlandish ideas could prove to be our salvation.
The stories behind the zero-emissions motor unicycle, the machine that kills tumors and more
By PopSci StaffPosted 06.09.2008 at 5:33 pm 0 Comments
On this week's podcast, host Chuck Cage leads the Invention Awards roundup. The editors and writers of the special feature join the party to discuss the seemingly-impossible tumor killing machine, the mold-breaking rocket engine, the zero-emissions motor unicycle and more.
Listen to tales of archeology on high on this Cocktail Party Science
By PopSci StaffPosted 05.22.2008 at 4:13 pm 1 Comment
On this week's episode of Cocktail Party Science, host Chuck Cage and articles editor Michael Moyer sit down with Mara Hvistendahl, author of "The Space Archaeologists" to find out why archeology has gone high-tech and how the future might save the past.
On this week's podcast, we cover the high-tech behind the summer's hottest movies
By PopSci StaffPosted 05.14.2008 at 3:37 pm 2 Comments
They're not just chock-a-block with action. This summer's biggest blockbusters are backed by some of the most advanced technology on the planet. On this week's Cocktail Party Science, Chuck Cage sits down with writer Corey Binns and editor Martha Harbison to discuss the art and science of Speed Racer and its implications for the future of film.
In our latest episode of Cocktail Party Science, host Chuck Cage and executive editor Mike Haney sit down with Greg Mone, author of May's "Building The Real Iron Man" to learn about the true-life exoskeletons of tomorrow and how they compare to the stuff of science fiction.
Kids' stuff? Hardly. RC jets are the topic of this week's podcast, but if you think you know model planes, think again. Host Chuck Cage sits down with writer Tom Clynes and staff photographer John B. Carnett to discuss the Air Force pilots, sophisticated machinery and big money behind this high-stakes hobby.
Ever wanted your own motorized off-road skateboard? Listen in on this week's podcast as staff photographer and DIYer extraordinaire John B. Carnett relays the story of his latest exploit. It's a special all things How 2.0 edition as Carnett sits down with host Chuck Cage and editor Doug Cantor to discuss explosions, motors, hacked TiVos and more.
Caffeine wakes you up, rock stars die young and long ambulance rides aren't ideal. Sound obvious? You bet. But there's more than meets the eye here. On this week's episode of Cocktail Party Science, the writers and editors of PopSci's "Science Confirms the Obvious," talk to host Chuck Cage about the studies that make you say "duh" and why they're worth a second look.
Rip open a Pleo, get the run down on hybrids, and learn about the military's futuristic flying laser gun as Chuck Cage and the editors of PopSci take a behind-the-scenes tour of the third annual How it Works issue. Learn the stories behind the stories of some of the world's most sophisticated machines.
Fuel your stomach, then fuel your mind with this week's edition of Cocktail Party Science. Listen in as host Chuck Cage talks to writer Amanda Schaffer and PopSci editor Seth Fletcher about how E. coli could become the most alternative fuel of all.
Plus: Should pollution be a sin? How 'bout genetic engineering?