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Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
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.
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
Jerome Rifkin's K3 Promoter mimics the jointed motion of a real foot for easier walking. Watch it in action
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.
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.
What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.
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.
Russell Breeding finds lost miners with the same tech found in guided missiles and the Nintendo Wii
Doug Selsam's Sky Serpent uses an array of small rotors to catch more wind for less money
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.