The future-proofing engine.
You don't know what you got 'til it's gone
Virtual reality is paving the way for new technological therapeutics
A.I. will be your nurse, your teacher, and more
The first episode in our new series with XPRIZE
Plus, the future of bionic limbs
To overcome the physical distance between our New York offices and our editor in chief--who lives and works on the West Coast--Popular Science is exploring the cutting edge of telepresence technologies.
Astronauts can only travel so far in existing space suits. What will it take to see the universe?
Mars Rover Curiosity's science legacy is yet to be determined, but its impact on the future of space exploration is already shaping up
A colorful look at how America's obsession with space travel led to rocket-shaped vehicles, parabola-shaped buildings, and swiveling television sets
The cutting edge of textile tech
Giant guns, dirigible carriers, and old-fashioned battleships galore
How the 21st-century military may make one of our wildest and longest-held dreams come true
Giant volt generators, rocket tramways, flying family cars, and more great exhibitions from World's Fairs throughout the years
We're in China for the kickoff of what will be the largest World's Fair in history. Here's why
Inside the wild kingdom of the world's newest and most spectacular species of unmanned aircraft, from swarming insect 'bots that can storm a burning building to a seven-ton weaponized spyplane invisible to radar
According to Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity is a point at which man will become one with machine and then live eternally—which makes Singularity University, a nine-week academic retreat named for the concept, sound a little cultish. Our writer traveled west to investigate and found 40 stunningly sane brainiacs out to change the world.
The most ambitious weapons program in Army history calls for a whole new arsenal of connected gear, from helicopter drones to GPS-guided missiles. But what happens if the network that links it all isn't ready?
Military hardware has orbited Earth for decades, but no actual weapons have ever been deployed in space. That may change soon and it may launch a major space race
"Go Somewhere" produced a large volume of mail and vigorous online debate about the future and cost of NASA. Here are more highlights.