Featured in May 2010
Have Modern Scientists Made Any Advancements In Alchemy?
Ancient alchemists tried just about anything to turn lead into gold. But if they had just had a laser, they...
Gray Matter: The Power of Regenerative Braking
How the same trick that recovers energy in a hybrid car can help you survive the zombie apocalypse
Future of the Car: The Electric-Car Cheat Sheet
A guide to the technologies, battery companies and carmakers that are bringing our electrified future here faster than you think. Plus: 7 promising electric cars on the horizon
You Built What?! A Hot-Rod Hauler
An old logging truck is transformed into a sleek street racer
Hacking the 21st-Century Auto
A crowdsourced, street-legal rally racer; Neil Young's electric Lincoln Continental; tinkering with an Audi R8's computer for crazy horsepower boosts--and much more
Future of the Car: The Urban Commute, 2020
PopSci looks at eight technologies that will make future automotive adventures free of traffic jams, fender benders and fruitless hunts...
The Internal Combustion Engine Is Not Dead
Electric cars haven’t killed the engine as we know it, yet. In fact, the century-old technology is getting stronger every year
Future Drive Concept: Rapid Response 2.0
Advanced electric drive, autonomous navigation and other technological advances will revolutionize the way we drive. PopSci presents stunning visions for the future of the automobile
Could an Asteroid Impact Knock the Moon into the Earth?
“If an asteroid hits the moon, it will just get another crater,” says Gareth Wynn-Williams, an astronomer at the University...
A New Helmet Keeps Your Head On Straight
The Lazer Solano SuperSkin keeps a rider's head aligned during a crash