Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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
Not every student falls asleep at the thought of doing another lab. For a fortunate few, homework means setting off bombs, making lightning, crashing cars, and unleashing 100mph winds. Come meet the luckiest students in the country inside (with video)
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
The Internet depends on three-inch-thick cables that stretch from continent to continent
Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking
An ordinary anchor-drop may have been the cause of a bandwidth drop so large it's affecting stock markets
Robot mini subs, navy seal launches, high-tech espionage: the submarine of the 21st century has arrived
Rendering complex objects realistically requires a whole new kind of geometry
Axial Seamount could help us answer basic questions about how volcanoes work
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
"Cabled observatories" will give scientists a better picture of the unknown
A delicious physics problem
Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.
The humble submersible Alvin has triumphed over sinking and swordfish, and taken ocean exploration to new depths.
Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
The National Science Foundation has built a global observatory under the sea
This snake-like â€™bot detects damage to underground power cables so people donâ€™t