Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more
Guest starring Titan, Saturn's largest moon
Last one to exascale is a second-rate world power
A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.
New missions and discoveries on Earth, within our solar system and beyond are bringing us closer than ever to finding alien life on other planets
How a dedicated crew sets their watches to Mars time and drives Mars rover Opportunity from 100 million miles away
Still no sailing on Titan's methane lakes
Catch up on all the tech news you missed while trying to stay warm.
Who will sit in the giant Acer gaming throne once winter comes?
Follow along as Tim Cook and his crew take the stage to show off Apple's new stuff.
We drove two $200,000-plus Porsche 911s on the track. Here's what we discovered.
How humans have parachuted, retro-rocketed, and otherwise smashed really expensive equipment into faraway planetary bodies
What about the balloons?
Plus, listen to the latest episode of the Techathlon podcast.
Keeping up with the droneses
The system you keep in your head probably isn't cutting it.
It may not be faster or cheaper, but the spacecraft headed for Saturn aims to be better than anything we've flung across the solar system.
The Titan Arm is a motorized limb that can lift 40 pounds.
Descent Through Clouds to Surface
In the event of some horrible accident, which bionic parts would I want replacing my own?
The race heats up to replace the jet turbine with a more efficient source of Mach-breaking airpower: the pulse-detonation engine.
A geologist seeks NASA funding to float a probe on Saturn's moon
The biggest trends, good and bad, shaping robotics right now
The National Geographic Society and IBM sell DNA-testing kits to trace human history scientifically
NYC has publicized its plans to modernize old public pay phones, but not this.
They can print houses on the moon and change the course of science education forever--and they might be closer to fruition than you'd think
The pass by Saturn's moon is the most extensively planned maneuver the spacecraft has made
A mind-bending videogame, shoes with GPS, a charming liliger cub, and more of our favorite images from this week
Oak Ridge National Labs has deployed what should be the world's fastest supercomputer when the world's petaflops are tabulated next month, and it is dedicated to open science.
While many call for tighter firearm restrictions in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Wiki Weapon project believes technology is about to make such regulation irrelevant--and that that's a good thing.
If (or, as some would say,_ when_) humans make contact with alien intelligence, the scientists who devote their careers to the search will be our first point of contact. Here, we look at the history of one of humankind's most persistent fascinations
In a high-tech kitchen laboratory in Seattle, Nathan Myhrvold is putting the finishing touches on Modernist Cuisine, his obsessive 2,438-page cookbook documenting the future of food. I recently visited for a futuristic breakfast
A database isn't a vault--it's a garden
Okay, we know we're a little late on this, but that's because there was so much amazing stuff to sift through!
The Cassini space probe, exploring Saturn and her moons, has revealed extraordinary lakes and seas of liquid methane around the north pole of Titan.
No, really--It's called 'How to Speak Emoji'
The 31st annual Best of What's New awards.
What does the past look like from 200 miles up? A new generation of archaeologists has found that the history of civilization may look far clearer from the top of the atmosphere than it does from the bottom of a dig
Lift an extra 40 pounds with little effort
NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted the first reflection off a northern lake on Saturn's moon Titan
Energy-saving auto-dimming lights and gloves that know sign language were among the winners of this week's innovation contest
It's been 10 years since Cassini reached Saturn's orbit. Popular Science celebrates with some of our favorite Cassini images.
And 5 reasons to fear them
One man, lots of opinions
Another fascinating find from the Cassini probe has scientists buzzing about one of Saturn's moons
Humanity may have millennia to find a new home in the universe--or just a few years
A rolling sphere of rods and cables being developed by NASA takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
This is how these machines work, and why they're important.
The latest news from the Consumer Electronics Show, no visit to Vegas needed.
A three-part Mars sample-return mission is among the proposed adventures for next-gen robotic explorers
Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.
A Q&A with Google's Head of VR, Clay Bavor
Most modern rides rank around level 2 of 5 when it comes to automation.
A state of four of our top people-moving dreams.
Cloaking device: on!
Yesterday's 23-mile skydive was delayed by gusty wind, but that's just one variable that can shut down a high-altitude ballooning mission. Many people have tried, and failed, to break Joe Kittinger's record for the highest skydive in the past. Here's why it's so hard to pull off—and why Felix Baumgartner just might do it yet.
Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!
Catch up on all the latest tech stories while you impatiently wait for the new Star Wars movie.
But you can tap into similar powers without a device.
A 100-year-old electric car charger, the earliest fuel cells, and much more
For less than $10 million, the team is trying to figure out one of the greatest mysteries in astronomy
Including a shark in utero, the videogame memorabilia world record holder, and more
How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.
A project spanning robotics, computer science, developmental psychology, and machine learning aims to figure out how one-year-olds learn to interact with the world.
Creepy babies, skulls and more, from the 3D Printshow this week in New York
Dry clean only, do not wash or tumble dry
Facebook's continuing drama, the fanciest Chromebook around, and more.
Top picks from the editors at Cycle World.
Eight clutchless machines for the shifting-adverse.
Autonomous vehicles are usually conservative. This one screeches its tires.
See where Microsoft is going courtesy of its developers' conference keynote.
Android Q? Pixel 3 update? Let's find out what Google has coming up.
iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and more coming next week from Apple
Look up, but not way up: Boeing's massive cargo carrier would fly very, very low indeed. Here's how. Monster at 20 ft.
The race for 100 miles per gallon, in the air
Hot fusion might be the answer to energy demands
Space science is Earth science
It was a huge year for 3-D printing technology, which touched everything from sports to chemistry to firearms.