Featured by Dawn Stover
Revolutionary Robot-Sub Drifts While Tracking Microscopic Organisms
Phytoplankton are essential for almost all life on Earth; the minuscule photosynthetic marine organisms anchor the oceans’ food chain while...
Concepts & Prototypes: A Flying Boat
To circumnavigate the world in a record-breaking 40 days, l’Hydroptère Maxi takes inspiration from the Wright brothers
Inside Astronaut Boot Camp
What does it take to prep humans for a trip to an asteroid or a martian moon? Starvation? Isolation? Recycling feces for food? NASA's newest astronauts begin a grueling training regimen this fall to find out
Should Electric Cars Make More Noise?
By 2020, one in every five cars sold in the U.S. will be a hybrid electric vehicle. That’s nice for...
Places People Love to Photograph
28 is a retail store
NASA’s Escape Pod
The astronauts’ variation on the ejection seat sends them hurtling a mile away from danger in a matter of seconds
Boots for Your Tires
An alternative to chains, Snobootz wrap around your tires for extra traction in winter weather
The Air Force wants a new bomber equipped with 21st-century technology. That could mean stealthier surface materials and laser weapons—and it might even skip the pilot
Obama Clashes With NASA Moon Program
The space agency's transition to an Obama presidency is not going smoothly, and the future of the moon program is uncertain
Nuclear Moon Bases
NASA weighs its options for lighting up moon bases