Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
We explore the more practical next-gen vehicles that you might actually see on the road in the future
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
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
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
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
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Tips to get your own invention ideas off the ground from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Segway's Dean Kamen, futurist Ray Kurzweil and more
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
Chemical senses research: New-car aroma can be hazardous to your health.