60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
Just ask this poor pencil
The pigment could coat electronic implants.
Scientists really did believe that electricity might be able to bring the dead back to life.
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
Helping the Earth combat solar storms
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
As it grows and shrinks with changing humidity, it reports data on its environment
Depending on your definition of 'metal'
"Smart skin" holds promise for morphing wings and wearable computers.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
This material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam--but it's also really strong!
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
In the new film The Wolverine, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly loses his ability to self-regenerate. Here are some of the things he should fear the most.
Fermi would approve
Soylent, a milky beverage filled with nutrients, lets drinkers go without real food. Meet the inventor behind the stuff.