A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
Science of the Union.
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
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?
Time is subjective.
We've seen the future, and it is wonderfully weird here's 24 photos to prove it
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
We're not built for this stuff.
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
Playing with time.
PopSci's vision for making travel faster, greener, and more fun
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.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
At this year's spare but surprisingly upbeat North American International Auto Show, talk of an electrified future filled Detroit's Cobo Hall
What's it like to grow up with a mother who is a distinguished physicist and the sister of one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century? In the month of Mother's Day, Popular Science News Editor Charles Hirshberg remembers.
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.