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Some answers from an atmospheric scientist
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Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
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
Web widgets aplenty are shown at the emerging technology debutante ball
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
When it comes to techie toys, 007 is our big-screen hero. Here, a retrospective look at his most impressive stuff
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
The automotive world's most advanced technology is on display this week in Frankfurt. Popular Science gives you the VIP tour
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?
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.