The Internet depends on three-inch-thick cables that stretch from continent to continent
Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking
An ordinary anchor-drop may have been the cause of a bandwidth drop so large it's affecting stock markets
Robot mini subs, navy seal launches, high-tech espionage: the submarine of the 21st century has arrived
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
Rendering complex objects realistically requires a whole new kind of geometry
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Axial Seamount could help us answer basic questions about how volcanoes work
"Cabled observatories" will give scientists a better picture of the unknown
A delicious physics problem
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
Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Not every student falls asleep at the thought of doing another lab. For a fortunate few, homework means setting off bombs, making lightning, crashing cars, and unleashing 100mph winds. Come meet the luckiest students in the country inside (with video)
The humble submersible Alvin has triumphed over sinking and swordfish, and taken ocean exploration to new depths.
The National Science Foundation has built a global observatory under the sea
This snake-like â€™bot detects damage to underground power cables so people donâ€™t
Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.
Underwater Hotels: Overnighting under the sea prepares astronauts for space.
Much of Earth's oil reserves can be traced to a single volcanic eruption, scientists say
For a 24-hour view of one of the most vibrant coral reefs on Earth, book a room at the world's first underwater hotel
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
The energy giant's 600,000-ton megaships will process natural gas and shrug off typhoons
"IT" organisms may make up more than half of life on Earth
A scientist stationed in Antarctica tells about the biggest scientific discovery of the year, and how to have fun at the Pole.
Jerome Rifkin's K3 Promoter mimics the jointed motion of a real foot for easier walking. Watch it in action
Dozens of volunteer divers surveyed marine protected areas worldwide, to discover why life flourishes in some while failing in others.
It is the best of what's new.
Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
No one taught AI the rule about never reading the comment section
Popular Science had a conversation with one of the most visionary developers of autonomous subs.
Can do work too dangerous for humans
Tucked inside a robotic great white, filmmaker Fabien Cousteau captures rare footage of the deep-sea world
What could possibly go wrong?
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.
Ships, submarines, and other watercraft from the PopSci archives
Has the lost continent been found?
Nereus becomes the third craft to explore the bottom of the Marianas Trench
With Neil deGrasse Tyson, visiting a simulated asteroid under the sea
This mini telescope captures budding disease in 3-D
A new pacemaker cable is impervious to MRI's magnetic waves.
The West Mata volcano erupted nearly 4,000 feet underwater in the Pacific Ocean
Popular Science talks to Isabella Rossellini about her new series of sexy science films
At the bottom of the sea, Colin Devey studies how our continents move away (and toward) each other.
In each issue, PopSci features the month's most astounding photos in the magazine's opening pages. Here, see our web-only version of the best sci-tech images around.
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Engineers could use the technology to produce the fastest Internet ever.
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Ten sci-tech moments that mattered in 2006
Titanic honcho James Cameron has some advice for NASA on how to both seduce and educate a jaded public
In anticipation of opened oil wells beneath the melting arctic, an ownership-mapping mission makes its way across the seabed
The groundbreaking plant produces about enough power to make a pot of delicious coffee
Could deprive regions of the globe of oxygen
Career: Marine scientist
A new theory suggests that unusual greenhouse gases might have kept the planet warm back before the sun was bright enough to do the job.
Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward on how the Kardashev Scale is an elegant way of describing our dreams
It's only the third cold seep discovered off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and it could help researchers understand how life exists in harsh environments, including potentially on other planets.
The younger Cousteau is seeking funding for the research project on Indiegogo.
Highly endangered North Atlantic right whales may be able to see--and avoid--red and orange lobster ropes underwater.
This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.
It's the strongest bio-inspired, waterproof adhesive yet.
Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria
A scientist gets cozy with the most alien microbes in the world
NOAA releases sonar images of the sunken SS City of Rio de Janeiro
It's off the chain