Featured by Kalee Thompson
Falling Up: Why Former Googler Alan Eustace Broke the World Free-Fall Record
Meet the pioneer of what might become balloon-based space tourism
Your New Ride To Space
You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.
A New Way To Get To Space
You don't need a rocket to leave Earth. There's a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.
Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead
Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
How To Create A More Resilient Power Grid
When a failure occurs along a line now, everything downstream from that point loses power. But there's a better way.
How To Save The Electrical Grid
Extreme storms such as Hurricane Sandy have pushed the U.S. electrical grid to its breaking point. The technology exists to keep the lights on—we just need to implement it.
Mohamed El-Naggar Hot-Wires Bacteria To Build Semiconductors
How to turn the bugs into power for clean energy devices
Brilliant 10: Christy Haynes Reveals the Secrets of the Body’s Blood-Clotting System
An inside look at the elusive platelet
Brilliant 10: Aydogan Ozcan Turns Smartphones into Medical Devices
Need a blood test? The phone in your pocket has enough power to do it
Strategies for a Changing Planet: Shelter
Climate change will drive people to urban areas, and smarter cities will be needed to shelter them