One might change the way we treat cancer for good.
New systems will use your cell phone to tell if your food is fresh
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
Also, crows are scared of Dick Cheney. Told you they were smart
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
PopSci attempts to determine, once and for all, which is the superior gender
So an industrial accident has blanketed your countryside in millions of cubic feet of caustic sludge. Now what?
Reporting from the Gulf, an offshore oil rig worker finds mundanity, a complacent obsession with safety, and the doom beneath it all
It would be easy to dismiss Mitchell Joachim's fantastical vision for ecological supercities, with their flocks of jetpacks and mass-transit blimps that look like flying monster jellyfish, as science fiction—if he wasn't actually building them
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
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
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Amazing inventions of 2004
A gun that fires a million rounds a minute
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Materials science: Searching for coatings that change colors and touch themselves up.
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.