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Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
To maintain accuracy and realism, producers of the film sought out military and government officials to advise them.
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Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
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Who really stole the secret of the atom bomb? In this PopSci.com exclusive, the producer of the NOVA special tells us what it was like to be involved with this project.
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
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At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
A cheat sheet for the strange case of Michael Boatwright, the 61-year-old who reportedly forgot his native language.
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
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America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process