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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
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
At the controls: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Once upon a time, a neurosurgeon's best friends were a buzz saw and a knife. Now, robotic hands offer doctors the best chance of performing miracles
Virtual simulators reach a medical milestone as warm-up for a real-life operation
How new medical tech gets injured stars off the disabled list and onto the field
Doctors perform transvaginal kidney removal
The machines are coming and they are floppy
How did PopSci find its high-tech cities, and how does your rate?
Her work could put lifelike physical feedback not just into videogames, but into online shopping and the instruments used to perform remote surgery
Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.
Jesse Sullivan test-drives a brain-powered artificial arm
But elective amputation has its opponents
In 1998, Boston became the first major school district to connect all its schools to the Internet
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.
This is the first time anybody has tried to quantify the beautifying effects of these procedures.