Featured by Alessandra Calderin
How close can you get to the sun? Closer than you’d think.
It depends on whether you're in just a spacesuit or inside the space shuttle.
A Slick Fix: Oil-Eating Robots Could Mop Up Ocean Disasters
When the Deepwater Horizon rig began leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico in April, the cleanup schemes were underwhelming:...
Largest-Ever Solar-Powered Boat Prepares for a World Tour
In February, the Swiss company PlanetSolar SA unveiled PlanetSolar, a floating test bed for renewable energy, during a ceremony held...
How Close Could a Person Get to the Sun and Survive?
Of all the bodies in our solar system, the sun is probably the one we want to give the widest...
It’s a Trap! Atom Corral Is a Major Step Toward Quantum Computing
This maze of electrodes, known as a surface-electrode ion trap, brings us closer to building quantum computers—that is, computers that...
Robo-Baywatch: Autonomously Patrolling Robot Lifeguard Swims at 28 MPH
The hottest, fastest lifeguard on the beach is named EMILY
Why Isn’t the Hubble Space Telescope Just Attached to the International Space Station?
It’s a logical question. After all, it would be handy if every time the Hubble Space Telescope went on the...
Archive Gallery: PopSci’s Very First Laser, and Other Groundbreaking Moments
Here are PopSci's very first looks at technologies, like the telephone and the Internet, that went on to be rather successful
The U.K.'s World Expo pavilion redesigns nature
Inexpensive cataract surgery is restoring sight in South Asia