On its 150th anniversary, a chemist looks back at the various tables we almost ended up with.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
We've seen the future, and it is wonderfully weird here's 24 photos to prove it
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PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
Playing with time.
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Time is subjective.
What takes place inside a fuel cell is electrolysis in reverse
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
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Science of the Union.
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
It's not too late to upstage those smug Doctor Who fans.