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
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
And PopSci was there to watch
An open letter from PopSci to President Obama about science and the future
It can be 3D printed in just one step
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.
An offshore screening system will put a 14-mile buffer zone between ports and deadly cargo
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Our 10 favorite images of the week
Aerial surveillance, radio tagging and ranger patrols aim to fight poaching in Asia and Africa.
Unmanned aerial vehicles and images from space: Is this the future of firefighting?
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?
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.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
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