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Architects design buildings for rebuilding after the apocalypse, terraforming Mars, and more.
Despite its potential to create microscopic black holes, the new particle accelerator is unlikely to collapse our planet
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon
The amazing lizard uses its hairy toes to defy gravity and its dynamic tail to always land on its feet if it falls. See how scientists are using the gecko's tricks to design better robots, spacesuits and—just maybe—Spiderman gloves
A new report highlights the world's most acute needs
How robot-run factories will save the rainforest
Google and NASA build a search engine for the universe
The man behind the world's most powerful camera confronts killer viruses, nude sunbathers and the San Diego Padres
A mega-drill will go where no machine has gone before: into Earth's mantle
Earth a Grind? Work on the Moon!
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
Your August obituary of astronomer Thomas Gold implied that his oil-abundance theory is off-base, but hasn't recent research proved otherwise?
His icy analyses offer disquieting news about our climate's future.
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
A reader inquires: "Why can't we put people into some sort of cryogenic sleep and launch them to Mars--or to an even more distant destination, like Alpha Centauri?"
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
An eco-hip acoustic fridge debuts. But is anyone listening?
We go remote-control deep-sea fishing with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Military technology: A new system finds 'em and floods 'em with water.
According to the laws of physics, the world should not exist. To explain why we're here, scientists are recreating the universe's fiery beginnings by pitting matter against antimatter and watching them annihilate.
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.