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?
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
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
The brain interface learns—and remembers—how to read thoughts.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Take a look in a book.
Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies
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
Obama calls it a proud moment for the space program and the country
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.