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How Science Has Battled Natural Disasters
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
From Our Archives: How To Stash Sunlight
Things have only gotten better since 1949
Seven Decades Later, Cars Still Need To Get Lighter
Little cars flopped in the 1950s. Today, failure isn’t an option.
10 Board Games We’re Glad We Never Played
Nearly 100 years of questionable games in the pages of Popular Science
Archive Gallery: Man’s Best Friend
What we learned from, and about, our domesticated friends in the last century
Archive Gallery: The Future of Food
The tale of the "plant hunters," farming whales, vegetable matter that rains from the sky and more
A Mystery 140 Years in the Making
Something is odd in the PopSci archives
Archive Gallery: The Rise of Video Games
Electronic gaming has come a long way
Archive Gallery: The History of Recorded Music
From phonographs to records to iPods, with a few hiccups along the way
Archive Gallery: Now You Can Watch Television in Color!
How we helped readers transition from black and white sets to color television