When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
And learn the science of what it takes to control that much helium
Two angles on the world's most dangerous high-altitude, high-tech daredevil stunt.
New York pop-up exhibit is somewhat vanilla
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.
Including an elusive fox that hasn't been seen in nearly 100 years
A 15-mile free fall, a tennis match at 3,000 feet, and more daredeviling from the archives
BeerSci's complete guide to the brew kits, books, and oak barrels needed to make tasty beer at home
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Hopefully a solution will not float out of reach
Ten of the brightest minds in science fiction imagine how we will live—on Earth and beyond—in the decades and centuries to come.
For oenophiles and chocoholics, it was a very good year. For clean air: not so much.
An eco-hip acoustic fridge debuts. But is anyone listening?
Plus, a Jupiter-like planet
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist