Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
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Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Today in "Did You Seriously Get Funding To Study That?" a group of Swedish researchers performed a study to see if people try hard at Instagram.
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
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 author of Rock, Paper, Scissors talks about game theory
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Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Some intentional, some not
Plus, a Lexus sedan made of cardboard
Plus, zoo animal selfies
What seven years of research taught me about crosswalks, elevators, and "like" buttons.
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.