Keeping up with the droneses
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
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
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus is rare in America but a dynamic between birds and mosquitoes may make it more common.
No need to call Grissom for these Keystone Krooks crimes. Not that CSI investigators don't make boo-boos of their own ...
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
In two years, a high-tech network of blimps, drones, sensors and radar will patrol the nation s borders. Take a remote tour
And PopSci was there to watch
Emma Allen-Vercoe's fecal-transplant treatment could battle lethal gastrointestinal infections.
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
At a secretive government facility, one inventor is given free rein.
It's the oddest trade show on Earth: a staged prison uprising designed to spotlight high-tech antiriot gadgetry.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
In the eye of the storm