A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
PopSci's look at the future of the environment continues, with projects that might soon spell disaster
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
The most detailed microscopic crystallography image ever created
Causing disappointment and vertigo left and right
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
What's cleaner than clean coal, but also, well, filthy? Bring on the BioGas (and one cool comic)
A new column by Luke Mitchell
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
But it only works at sub-freezing temperatures for now
In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear