At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
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Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Six years' worth of incredible places.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Louis Michaud has received funding from Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs to harness energy through manmade vortexes. Will your streetlights soon be powered by a tornado?
In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
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?
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Tips to get your own invention ideas off the ground from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Segway's Dean Kamen, futurist Ray Kurzweil and more
After a lifetime of making racecars go faster, Bruce Crower's new engine uses steam to squeeze more mileage from gas
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
Rappel up a wall at an astonishing 10 feet per second with the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender
Control your computer in three dimensions by giving your mouse the finger
A stronger, better grip without the incessant ripping sound. Has a long-standing dream finally been realized?
An antenna that blows up like a balloon brings satellite communications anywhere, anytime
Firing massive Kevlar and steel nets at inbound rocket-propelled grenades could save helicopters in combat
Submit your residential-design prototypes to be showcased in San Francisco this fall
Three years after its Human Transporter was supposed to change the world, Dean Kamen's innovation factory unveils a successor that just wants to have fun.
The long tale of battery evolution, starring unsuspecting frogs, pink bunnies and doomed satellites.
Inventors: Meet Michael Worden, a classic amateur inventor.