What a bunch of nerds.
The key: first, model hurricanes.
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
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A new universal packing density for things made of small, rigid particles
Looking into whether doing so would work
We've gotten tons of feedback since announcing Tuesday that we would no longer publish comments on our website. Here are some of the most thoughtful responses.
A paleobotanist studying plant evolution, a statistician developing new treatment regimens, and other amazing people
One scientist hits upon a creative way to argue that dinosaurs were endothermic.
A landmark study refines measurements of losses in Greenland and Antarctica and how ice melt is contributing to rising seas. Here's why that is important.
For environmentalist Jesse Ausubel, going green means land conservation and energy efficiency—and forgetting “boutique” renewables like windmills and biofuels
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
The origins of wind power, Roomba's great grandfather and the magical workings of the automatic shower faucet
Bold innovation or terrible idea? Your guide to the experiments that only sound scary—and the lab work you truly should lose sleep over
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?
Prosthetic arms improve; narwhal tusks are as neat as ever
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.