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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?
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
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?
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.
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Gas prices are up, fuel economy is downâ€”but the brightest minds in auto technology are about to do something about it
Recycling: It's not waste unless you waste it.
Ancient toothaches, smells, franken-mummies, and more!
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
For environmentalist Jesse Ausubel, going green means land conservation and energy efficiency—and forgetting “boutique” renewables like windmills and biofuels
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
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