Featured by Michael Stroh
From Bat Ears to Sonar
Reverse-engineering bat hearing could lead to better sonar
Turning Water into Fuel
A cancer researcher stumbles upon a way to set saltwater aflame. Neat trick, but is his discovery useful?
A new machine that makes any blood type universal could lessen the risk of fatal transfusion mix-ups
Up and Away
In the latest bid to rocket tourists into orbit, the secretive Blue Origin unveils a flying pod. Is your space voyage sooner than you think?
Rethinking the Planets
The most exclusive club in the solar system will be revising its membership rules this year
How did life arise on Earth?
Life Built to Order
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
Historians haven't seen scientists this politically engaged since 1964
Eco Flying Machine
One pilot, no gas and a nonstop flight around the world.
Automotive Innovation Batteries Included
Stanford students rev up the electric car with laptop power.