Happy 160th birthday, Otis Elevator Company! Thanks for making modern cities possible. Here are the 9 coolest Otis elevator inventions from the Popular Science archive.
In honor of Pi Day, why don't you try one of these fun crafts from the Popular Science archives? Use a pie tin to make a jet engine, a telescope, or a lovely chandelier.
Plagued by episodes of blindness, Edward L. Youmans found ways to help the rest of us see.
Including a vibrating sauna, an all-in-one credit card, a van that converts into a sports car and more
Today is the anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. To mark the occasion in 1966, Popular Science published a feature on how the Japanese designed such a successful assault--and how they paid for it later.
We thumb through the pages of Popular Science to find the carpet-sewing machines and robotic soda jerks that no doubt populated Christmas lists 60 years ago. Happy Black Friday!
From a cello-horn to a harpitar, these music-makers are way more exciting than a plain old piano.
With the release of a new feature film about the nation's 16th president, we revisit a 1957 PopSci article on Lincoln's heroic efforts to modernize the science of war.
In 1972, the astronomer was discovering properties of Mars we never thought possible.
A peek behind the curtain of the voting machine
From the Popular Science archives: How to make your alarm clock water your lawn, cook you breakfast, turn on a light and more
This 1951 PopSci article offers a handy guide to photographing cats. I can haz clickclickclick?