Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
A bold mandate from the European Union aims to make new electronics less toxic for everyone
He distills the fundamental rules that govern birds, bees . . . all of nature.
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?
In the age of ballot-box stuffing, the mechanical voting machine promised indisputably accurate election tallies. Sound familiar?
Book of the month: Ghosts of Vesuvius
Precision is paramount when aiming missiles--more so than when driving to the mall--and $150,000 per system scores the primo parts.
She prefers gnarly math problems to the messiness of real life.
In the dark and chatty world of avatars and assumed identities, this cybercop is a virtual Sybil, trolling for creeps and thieves.
The Company Geek
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
Chuck Cramer, consumer watchdog
Did SARS start in space?
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
What a national ID card might look like.
Golf ball test: Can high-tech balls help us outdrive the world's longest driver?
Understanding risk begins with clear language about numbers.
Two teens launch a business, and it flaps.
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.
Does an announcement that no anthrax was found mean with certainty that none is there?