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FYI: Black Boxes Aren’t Black
Why are flight data recorders referred to as "black boxes," even though the boxes are not actually black?
Robot Bugs Planned for Mars Invasion!
Engineering: These bugs will have chemical muscles too. You can't make this stuff up.
Fuel Cells in the Heavens
Aviation: Boeing hopes a hot technology will take to the air.
Exploring Mars by Bulldozer
Tiny robotic bulldozers may soon be on their way to Mars.
Fast, Nimble, and Stealthy
Boeing's E/A-18 fighter jet can outwit and outmaneuver the most advanced attack squadrons.
Better Eyes for Hubble
This month, astronauts will deliver an even better internal eye to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Propeller at Six O’Clock!
Aviation Design: A new idea for taking on the jets.
Supersonic is Back (Quietly)
With little fanfare, the race is on to build a Mach 2.0 private jet with a reduced sonic boom.
Looking Back: We cover the war
On Dec. 8, 1941, one day after Pearl Harbor, the United States was at war. As private industry scrambled to convert its assembly lines to weapons production, Popular Science's editors...
Games Martians Play
How to play chess ... Martian style.