Scientists really did believe that electricity might be able to bring the dead back to life.
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Helping the Earth combat solar storms
The pigment could coat electronic implants.
60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
As it grows and shrinks with changing humidity, it reports data on its environment
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
Excerpt: Mendeleyev's Dream
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?
Just ask this poor pencil
Cars and devices could soon be powered by hydrogen extracted from urine
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?
Take a look at a few of cinema's most mind-boggling moments of scientific inaccuracy-plus a few rare films that manage to get things (mostly) right
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
This material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam--but it's also really strong!
The tiniest tech is growing fast, and largely unregulated
Electronic sensors can make distinctions about the world far beyond what humans can do.
Franklin is all about energy and climate, as well as interplay between the two. Today, it's hunting for fossil fuels--and considering the consequences of burning them
Nanopore technology that lets your computer read your chromosomes
Memristor could enable instant-on PCs, massive data storage and computers that think like humans