From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
How Albert-László Barabási went from mapping systems to controlling them
Sensors built into cellphones could detect hazardous chemicals and spread the word to people nearby
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
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
A team of Israeli scientists have devised a way to predict the intensity of flooding by turning cell towers into hygrometers, measuring humidity
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?
Shining in the desert
World-beating skyscraper engineering isn't dead. Across the Pacific, new technology is feverishly being deployed to set records.
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
Engineers and scientists have been fascinated by the unusual structure for half a millennium.
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Producer Larry Klein takes us behind the scenes of the NOVA documentary "Why the Towers Fell", a scientific look at the American Society of Civil Engineers' report of why the World Trade Center collapsed.
We examined the state of the art in high-rise safety. If money were no object, here's what the ulimate skyscraper would have
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
With E911, your cellphone's location can be tracked within seconds. Sounds great for emergencies, but is there a dark side?