Rescue workers may soon have a new tool to locate victims amid the blinding smoke and chaotic flames of a house fire.
The future of energy, machines that heal, firefighting tech and the world's first augmented reality magazine cover
Extraordinary solutions for a clean-energy century
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
A new rapid-fire gun could save lives rather than take them.
Fight fire with fire science. And fear the fire demons.
How faulty plumbing sank the world's largest oil platform.
It's a no drone zone.
Unmanned aerial vehicles and images from space: Is this the future of firefighting?
Next year, the worldâ€™s biggest drill will chew a 47-foot-wide hole under the Niagara river like a hand drill in sheetrock.
As helicopters drop tons of water on the fuel rods, a U.S. Global Hawk drone monitors the situation from above
Because they perceive threats as closer, according to a new study.
Talking it out could make us less vulnerable.
There's no scientific evidence to support the conventional wisdom that women wounded in combat would destroy male soldiers' morale and performance.
Newsworthy eye candy
Tales from a Pyrogeographer.
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
This student team is running its own private competition: It's entering two vehicles, each programmed to act quite differently
From flexible flashlights to genetically engineered fertilizers, San Jose's Tech Museum names the 25 most do-goody projects of the year
Technology has provided some of this campaign's best moments. Also, some of the worst
The Tech Museum of Innovation spends $5 million for audiences to design life
How 2.0 wants you.
Whoâ€™s got the edge?
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.
An extraordinary article of clothing is helping scientist discover the causes of asthma
Web widgets aplenty are shown at the emerging technology debutante ball
We explore the more practical next-gen vehicles that you might actually see on the road in the future
Scientists watch evolution at work
Awesome! Now what?
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 11
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
Silicon Valley's fabled invention machine shows its latest tech
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Welcome to the wonderful world of compost toilet tech
On finding an online marathon-training plan in the unlikliest of places: The Old Gray Lady.
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
A Chinese wind-turbine company strikes a deal to become the exclusive supplier for one of the largest U.S. wind farms
2011 is shaping up to be a great year for science. Here's what to look forward to
Weather can transport microbes long distances, and they can promote the formation of ice and cloud droplets.
You don't need a spider bite for better tactile detection.
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
New Military Channel program showcases the latest tech designed by the U.S. military.
Sports tech: Lance Armstrong's latest gear assault on the Tour de France.
Running shoes are laced with confusing technology. Here's how to score a perfect fit.
3 radical ideas, but any real science? We ask the experts.
What happens when current day hot-shots play their games without the accoutrements? One high-stakes bowling competition set out to find out
Drug lords, millionaire wannabes and the North Korean government have perfected methods for knocking off our most valuable greenback. Now the scientists in charge of making the real dough are fighting back with an unfakeable (for now) $100 bill
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
Expect to hear about clean energy, sci/tech education, and more
Not every student falls asleep at the thought of doing another lab. For a fortunate few, homework means setting off bombs, making lightning, crashing cars, and unleashing 100mph winds. Come meet the luckiest students in the country inside (with video)
How winners win, cheaters cheat, and what a century of Popular Science taught us about both
A coalition of scientists, with government funding starting at $100 million in 2014, will map brain circuitry in action.
Turning plant byproducts into digestible carbs could feed more people.
One man's experience with LED grow lights
Salim Nasser's wheel design could dramatically reduce the repetitive-stress injuries that often plague manual wheelchair users.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies