The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
Not just for fictional villains anymore
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
The most complex machines ever built don't just hunt for obscure subatomic bits
It's all about enrichment
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
A new robotic head can pinpoint the location of enemy shooters and call in the cavalry
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
All Data Flows to the Information HQ
Her lasers could serve as early-warning systems for terrorism.
Blood flies, and leaves a tale. But it takes an expert like Paulette Sutton to sort truth from fiction in spatter language.
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.