Featured in november 2010
Affordable DIY MRI Shows How We Really Breathe
In 2002, Matthew Rosen won a NASA grant to study how gravity affects the lungs. He soon found out what...
November 2010: 39 Days to Mars
The PopSci Brilliant 10 young geniuses, high-def 3-D cameras on a budget, endangered dinners, and more
Simple Project of the Month: A Dashboard Phone Mount
A DIY car mount that's a whole lot cheaper than off-the-shelf models
How Robot Submarines Are Imaging The Titanic in 3-D
To perform the first scientific survey of the entire Titanic site this summer, the crew of 30 researchers needed several...
A Free Media Center Run By Open-Source Software
It’s time to stop thinking of TVs and computers as separate entities. Practically anything you want to watch, listen to,...
The 123,000 MPH Plasma Engine That Could Finally Take Astronauts To Mars
Veteran astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz has spent four decades developing his rocket fueled by nuclear reactors and liquid hydrogen. Now NASA just might let it fly
Tracking Technology Makes U.S. Bike Sharing Services More Secure
Bike-sharing programs across the U.S. are getting an upgrade.
Portable Digital Music Studio Packs In Tons Of Features
Packing features into an electronic instrument – say, adding a recorder or sampler – tends to make for a bulky...
Inflatable Motorcycle Suit Provides Instant Crash Protection
Three motorcyclists competing in the final race of the international MotoGP circuit this month will have extra injury insurance, in...
Cousin Of The Chainsaw Engine Could Power 100-MPG Car
Carmakers have always struggled with the problem of inefficiency. Internal combustion engines quickly convert the chemical energy in fuel into...