A few well-placed magnets eliminates the thwack of an arrow leaving the bow, making archers stealthier and more accurate
Forget rockets. All you need to launch a satellite is a sled and a giant magnetic slingshot
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
The man behind the world's most powerful camera confronts killer viruses, nude sunbathers and the San Diego Padres
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
Scientists share their favorite stories.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Entangled particles remain linked over 746 miles apart
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
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.
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
Fighting hail with chemicals, combatting tornadoes with computers, and other weather-battling techniques from the PopSci archive
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
A solar disaster isn't a question of if, but when--and it looks like soon
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.