It's a well-oiled machine.
Looking for life in all of the places.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
A golden age of Earth observation.
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
About the size of "Abraham Lincoln's head on a penny," the device could travel through your body to deliver drugs and take samples.
Early appearances by Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Ernest Rutherford, and other notable 20th-century scientists
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
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Our annual salute to ingenious inventions and their creators
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
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
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?
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.