Bye, bye, plastic.
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
To repair, just add water
Check out the awesome and weird things we found inside
Pollution shows up at the pub.
A new polymer can seal much bigger holes than previous self-repairing plastics.
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
IBM originally developed the material, made from recycled plastic, as an outcropping of its semiconductor work.
Just because something is old doesn't mean it isn't still awesome!
Early appearances by Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Ernest Rutherford, and other notable 20th-century scientists
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
A round-the-clock telescope, a communication-squelching jet and an anti-shrapnel adhesive
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
Food: inspiring and disgusting, all at once
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
In celebration of BOWN's 20th anniversary: highlights of our best (and, yes, worst) predictions about the important technologies of decades past
How to make one of our most ubiquitous gadgetsâ€”every part of itâ€”environmentally sound.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs