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
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
A room full of computers gets shut down while the missile flies by above the building.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
Important things from 25 years ago in Popular Science
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Ken Miller designs smoke displays for NFL games and air shows, but he tests his most destructive creations at home.
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
Can do work too dangerous for humans
And it's detectable with standard MRI equipment
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
A commute so quick you could just die.
We're not built for this stuff.
Time is subjective.
Playing with time.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Motorcycles thrilled civilians first. The military then tapped the nimble bikes for use in combat and reconnaissance.
A post-9/11, post-anthrax funding boom has made the nation's "hot zones" the hottest research areas around. Is this a good thing?