The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
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
Keeping up with the droneses
In two years, a high-tech network of blimps, drones, sensors and radar will patrol the nation s borders. Take a remote tour
Our 10 favorite images of the week
And PopSci was there to watch
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
It can be 3D printed in just one step
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Misadventure though it was, the agency's Operation Acoustic Kitty was a visionary idea 50 years ahead of its time.
At the new International Spy Museum, you become the secret agent.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
An offshore screening system will put a 14-mile buffer zone between ports and deadly cargo
Can you walk NYC without being watched electronically?
Uh, beats a ladder?
His rulings in six previous cases can give us some idea.
No need to call Grissom for these Keystone Krooks crimes. Not that CSI investigators don't make boo-boos of their own ...
Aerial surveillance, radio tagging and ranger patrols aim to fight poaching in Asia and Africa.
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?
The 2004 Popsci Design Competition
Unmanned aerial vehicles and images from space: Is this the future of firefighting?
Emma Allen-Vercoe's fecal-transplant treatment could battle lethal gastrointestinal infections.
Will the debate sway you?
Watch the monumental landing here
It's the oddest trade show on Earth: a staged prison uprising designed to spotlight high-tech antiriot gadgetry.
Bold innovation or terrible idea? Your guide to the experiments that only sound scary—and the lab work you truly should lose sleep over
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
The tiny insects see in low-res, but are masters of motion tracking
Still waiting for x-ray vision, though
Plus, a detailed map of Pluto's surface
At a secretive government facility, one inventor is given free rein.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
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?
Read the full issue online now.
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
The man behind the world's most powerful camera confronts killer viruses, nude sunbathers and the San Diego Padres
Space rocks are typically tiny and dark. Even if we could spot them, it wouldn't be until they were already upon us, and by then it's too late.
Occupied? be happy!
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
The UN will formally announce the triumph this summer
The prize, awarded jointly to three scientists, celebrates the discovery of the immune system's front-line responders--though one winner succumbed to cancer three days before
The case for populating the universe--and how we'll get there
Scientists painted the famous artwork in "origami" molecules
It's a no drone zone.
Two eye-bugged staffers try out 30-day contacts.
Leave a comment to win this illustration on a t-shirt!
The structure could help Rio de Janeiro achieve its goal to host the first-ever zero-carbon Olympics
The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw
The Ocean Discovery XPrize competition announces its semifinalists
A reader asks: Will scientists ever be able to catalog all the species on Earth? Is that even possible?
Warmth without mummification.
Pennsylvaniaâ€™s tech-savvy attack on the West Nile virus.
Can we prove that ghosts and other paranormal phenomena exist?
A bold mandate from the European Union aims to make new electronics less toxic for everyone
Scientists discover how bedbugs have evolved resistance to commonly used insecticides
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
For the 13th year, Popular Science honors the brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world.
Plus: The latest from Rosetta
Researchers find troublesome influenza viruses close to home.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
A half-decade study to track the flu's travels could lead to better vaccines
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
Newsworthy eye candy
Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone.
Not to mention ports, subways and buses. Here, the technologies that will soon safeguard your travel plans
An unmanned Global Hawk recon drone will join a team of aircraft--all equipped with advanced weather instrumentation--to observe the 2010 storm season closer than ever before
How do you tell if a flu is dangerous enough to bring down the Olympics? Map diseases in real-time, throughout the entire country
In regions where polio is endemic, anti-vaccination views are tied to politics.
The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014
Plus, an ancient rodent that had a big bite
And Popular Science is included, of course
Plus, some of the brightest stars in the galaxy
The threat of zombies, venomous octopuses, and pythons, and what we can learn from them
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.