Make sweet music
Pencil shavings make for cheap circuits
A designer chooses an unlikely material as the basis for his newest audio project: slime
Unlock the mystery of the pencil by turning out a few of your own.
Graphite is experimental gold
Diamonds are for, well, a couple seconds
A conductive-ink gift for your sweetheart
Give them as a DIY gift
Your DIY questions, answered
Tired of waiting for our fuel of the future to come of age? Grab a cup of water and a 9-volt, and read on.
For 150 years scientists believed that stable magnetic levitation was impossible. Then Roy Harrigan came along.
The author creates an ornament—using his barbecue
Learn how to weild a plasma cutter like a pro and you can slice through steel like butter
One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards
With a new book that brings tech-savvy to the fashion set, designer Diana Eng takes another step in her quest to unite science and style
Live like a Terminator; replace your fingerprint with an iButton
And become a human circuit board
The breeze spins the turntable
University of Warwick researchers have developed a new material that is conductive, piezoresistant, and printable in the latest generation of consumer 3-D printers.
Thermite powder yields pure, white-hot iron when lit. Don't try this one at home.
There are many ways to melt metal, but an arc furnace can liquefy almost anything you put in it, using only electricity.
Make your own resistors with paper and pencil
In honor of National Pie Day, why don't you try one of these fun crafts from the Popular Science archives? Use a pie tin to make a jet engine, a telescope, or a lovely chandelier.
Cast your own bogus bullion.
In honor of Pi Day, why don't you try one of these fun crafts from the Popular Science archives? Use a pie tin to make a jet engine, a telescope, or a lovely chandelier.
The art of shrinking coins using copper coils, magnetic fields and enough energy to power a small city.
Charge your gadgets with a piece of fruit and some pocket change
Using electrochemical machining, steel can be molded with a soft, cheap piece of tin without any physical contact
An insole restores communication between the brain and injured feet
Build a robot that plays Angry Birds for you
Our ninth annual celebration of independent inventors
Columnist Chris Hackett prepares for life after the apocalypse
Fight the cold.
For all the nerdy sweeties out there
Head's YouTek Graphene Speed Pro is one of the first racquets to deliver both crushing power and precise control.
Just ask this poor pencil
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.
Efficient space-born recipe requires no metal
It could be great for desalinating water and other applications.
Q-carbon is a girl's new best friend
Scientists invent super-smooth, super-small pipes that could ferry medicine into the body
Hockey: Just the Facts
New research says the planet has no water and is made primarily of carbon. It also shows that planets can be more complex to study than stars.
This weekend, Tony Kanaan wears something no driver has ever worn before
Is that a circuit in your pocket, or are you just really into my conductive threads?
Scientists in Japan have created a new material that can be shaped into complex, conductive 3-D structures. Get ready for your custom brain electrodes.
Nanowires could be used in small powerful devices
Kirigami is changing the way we design materials
A unique material found only in our friend the shark
The nation's most toxic nuke dump hopes to melt away its cleanup woes
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
An assortment of green burial options, from high-concept to just-plain-gross, are becoming a reality for the environmentally conscious
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
The untapped potential of the 'world's strongest material' may not remain untapped for long.
We need tiny spaceships. Lots of 'em.
First mightier than the sword, now mightier than the laser
Expanding the ways people connect with the digital landscape
A plastic skin impregnated with printed sensors could be wrapped around an airplane wing, for instance
Stretchable electronics and smart tattoos give human skin an upgrade from the future
'Project Jacquard' brings simple, powerful tech to textiles
The pigment could coat electronic implants.
iGlassware senses when it's almost empty and signals for a refill.
Researchers develop nanotubes that can help circuits repair critical breaks
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!
A robotic researcher creates predicting robots that position themselves underfoot for your next step
Add graphene to get detectors that can measure breathing, blood pressure—and spider footsteps
Scientists have developed a fabric that generates electricity when stretched—and works better wet.
Two scientists have developed a device that captures the electrical charge from falling snow.
New tech takes light new places.
Shrinking chips and other new technologies are spreading computer power all over the body and then out to the network.
To most, it's just a printer. But to tissue engineers, rocket scientists and architects, the good old inkjet is the secret to grand innovation
$200 shirts could help avert pitcher injuries costing $54 million in lost salaries