As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
Adaptation measures would strengthen local resilience to sea level rise and the next Superstorm Sandy.
How climate change will make the Games impossible for certain cities.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more!
Architects design buildings for rebuilding after the apocalypse, terraforming Mars, and more.
Climate change will drive people to urban areas, and smarter cities will be needed to shelter them
By providing its citizens with a steady stream of personalized, real-time data, the ninth-largest city in Iowa is changing the world
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
Domed glass cities, schools within skyscrapers, rocket-ship neighborhoods and more as we cruise through the complete PopSci archive in search of the perfect urban life
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?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
Minneapolis ranked first among U.S. cities in innovative transportation solutions, fourth in energy technology.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
World-beating skyscraper engineering isn't dead. Across the Pacific, new technology is feverishly being deployed to set records.
How safe can a citizen expect to be in a post 9/11 city? What technology can a city use to make its citizens safe?