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And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.
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.
How personal trackers will change health care.
Africa's rapid growth is not affecting the continent equally. Here's a look at five African countries that represent some of the brightest spots.
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
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Using in-car monitoring apps to keep an eye on things like blood sugar
David Keith believes strong-arm strategies could soon be our last resort for reversing record levels of carbon in the atmosphere
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
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
Design guru James Dyson handpicks a winner and two runner ups from over 400 projects for his industrial design competition
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
Popular Science talks to Isabella Rossellini about her new series of sexy science films
Research finds that digital technologies contribute to climate change
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
Sure the candidates said the right things, but do their records match their rhetoric? As part of a two-week investigative series, Popular Science looks into the voting record of Senators McCain and Obama
Giant robot vehicles have long been a staple of science fiction. When do we reality-dwellers get ours?
Will professional athletic leagues beat out the search leviathan in the battle for empty airwaves?
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
Web widgets aplenty are shown at the emerging technology debutante ball
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
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
Once upon a time, the mantra for scientific success was "Think big." Nowadays, it's all about the ongoing mission to make things really, really small. Here, a look at the latest in Lilliputian developments
We'll get a vaccine for addiction, debate the future of nuclear power, use new tech to take on water shortages, and-just maybe-find an extra dimension or two. Happy New Year
When it comes to techie toys, 007 is our big-screen hero. Here, a retrospective look at his most impressive stuff
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the boundary between man and machine is quickly disappearing. PLUS: A gallery of today's most mind-blowing 'bots
The do-it-all robot of the future will descend from the do-one-thing-well robots of today. Take a look at the worldâ€™s most advanced humanoid precursors
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
Can tinfoil hats actually prevent the government from reading your thoughts?
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
How did PopSci find its high-tech cities, and how does your rate?
The search is on for nukes in the U.S. Here are the tools
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?
Behind the scenes at the DARPA Grand Challenge, the 142-mile robot race that died at mile 7
The handheld "smart communicator" will have the memory and processing power of today's best desktop computers, and it'll display on any nearby screen. The virtual laptop is pocket-size.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
It's the oddest trade show on Earth: a staged prison uprising designed to spotlight high-tech antiriot gadgetry.
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.
With E911, your cellphone's location can be tracked within seconds. Sounds great for emergencies, but is there a dark side?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Intel's new microchip delivers high performance but saves on power
Increasingly powerful handsets are fast becoming the ultimate gaming consoles
Proof of a bioterror program is hard to come by. In the Iraq conflict, impatient politicians and media jumped to conclusions.
Consumers gain a little more power over their cellphones as a leading seller of cell numbers drops out of the game
British researchers say men carrying "intelligent" genes come with a little something extra
Organic options for fuel, fertilizer and rubber
PET scan for pets
From Army choppers to concrete-smashing drills, Popular Science staff tell host Chuck Cage How It Works
The case of the airborne spores, solved
Neuroscience: A Swedish study links mobile phones to brain damage. In rats, anyway.
How 140 scientists look inside the world's most dangerous weather
A cross-species approach to studying well-being shows that these crises may be biologically built in.
The first fitness tracker that could actually help you get in shape, thanks to a goals system that works with your life and sensors that actually track your fitness.
Precision is paramount when aiming missiles--more so than when driving to the mall--and $150,000 per system scores the primo parts.
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