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Inside NASA’s plan to use Martian dirt to build houses on Mars
If humans want to create a lasting presence on the Red Planet, they’ll have to learn to live off the land.
The story of the former Olympian who designed the world’s most beloved boat
In 1970, Bruce Kirby created the perfect single-person sailboat. What made the Laser so unbeatable?
The history—and future—of hitting the road
Our streets: past, present, and future.
What it’s really like working as a safety driver in a self-driving car
Riding in cars with computers.
How humanity learned to go farther (and get there faster)
Humanity's biggest milemarkers.
Canadians found a safer way to transport oil and, yes, it looks like a hockey puck
But petroleum shipping remains an inherently risky business.
This new ‘ion drive’ airplane flew straight out of science fiction
The quiet propulsion system has no moving parts.
I invented an evaporation-driven car
Bacterial spores turn moisture into mechanical energy.
These tools helped scientists win the Nobel Prize
From optical tweezers to multiplexed cell imaging, this is what it takes to break through.
This new device could teach us how the crud in our air affects our health
A person’s ‘exposome’ is just as important, if not more so, as their genetic predisposition to disease.