Here at PopSci we don’t like to spread rumors. And that’s how I generally like to start off a post wherein I intend to propagate some kind of hearsay rooted mostly in speculation. Hearsay like this: America’s X-37B spaceplane
Holographic video is sort of the holy grail of video display technology right now. Stereoscopic 3-D is fine and everything, but it basically works by tricking the brain into seeing that 3-D depth via two offset 2-D images
Next-generation Mars rovers might not need solar panels or plutonium packs for juice — they’ll bring microbes with them to use in fuel cells. The Naval Research Laboratory is working on potential fuel cell designs
You have to hand it to the Japanese; Last March’s Tohoku earthquake and associated tsunami wasn’t the first natural (or unnatural, for that matter) disaster to befall the island nation, but as just as before the country isn’t simply rebuilding.
Nightmarish 'supersoldier' ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes.
"Pairwise comparisons revealed that Δ9-THC significantly increased the severity of psychotic symptoms compared with placebo and CBD whereas there was no significant
The Nissan Leaf is the first all-electric car to try to connect to a mass market. Now Nissan is betting on a U.S. factory that can turn out 150,000 cars a year.
Coolant sensors and structural improvements are designed to make the electric car safer.
Scientists have produced the world’s first chimeric monkeys, developed from stem cells harvested from separate embryos. They contain genetic material from as many as six genomes. The infant rhesus monkeys are totally healthy and could hold great prom
Canadian police used the BlackBerry messages of suspects in the assassination of a New York mafia boss to crack the case, a Montreal-based newspaper reported Thursday, citing “several sources.”
The upshot: The high-intensity 4-minute workout was more effective than an hour of moderate cycling. Even better, the Tabata participants saw a 28-percent improvement in "anaerobic capacity" -- a measure of how long the men could exercise at their
GM Volt sales are dwarfed by increased sales of conventional vehicles.
Stem cell research promises cancer breakthroughs, limb and organ regeneration, a cure for heart disease…and now breaking research suggests stem cells may hold the key to tripling human lifespans.
A research team from the University of Pittsburgh Me
Our results support the notion of a tradeoff between longevity and reproduction in humans. PEL and non-PEL individuals in our cohort were all born around the turn of the century and reached reproductive age in the 1920's, long before reliable method
The Gregorian calendar is THE most useful tool for controlling the masses and keeping them lock stepped with the establishment! The 13 Moon, 28-day calendar is a new standard of time for all people everywhere who desire a genuinely new world. If the
Australian scientists hailed what they described as a world-first discovery of two shark species interbreeding Tuesday, a never-before-seen phenomenon which could help them cope with warmer oceans. Lead researcher Jess Morgan said the mating of th
Eos Energy Storage says its zinc-air battery can store energy to meet peak power needs for less.
The twin Grail probes arrived at the moon on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and are preparing to study our only natural satellite's past.
Working under the open sky -- it sounds enticing, but it's seldom practical option. Now, a dynamic luminous ceiling brings the sky into office spaces by creating the effect of passing clouds. This lighting generates a pleasant working environment.
As the calendar turns over to a new year, a couple of researchers over at Johns Hopkins University are rethinking the way we tick off the days during our annual trip around the sun.
For animals and animal-inspired machines, launching into flight takes lots of energy. Some animals have evolved to achieve air not by accelerating and lifting off, but by jumping and then using their wings or flaps of skin to glide
Bruno Zamborlin collaborated with Norbert Schnell to use a contact microphone connected to a system that processes sound in real time to turn any rigid surface into a touch interface. There's no way to explain it adequately in words, so just watch th
Renmatix receives $30 million from the chemical giant to demonstrate its technology at an industrial scale.
US scientists said Tuesday that their study of a set of medieval bones found in Albania has revealed traces of a modern infectious disease that afflicts people who eat unpasteurized dairy products.
Scientists have made a major breakthrough that could soon see human sperm grown in the laboratory.
Indian activists have reacted angrily after 12 doctors were fined less than $100 each for conducting secret drug trials on children and patients with learning disabilities.
At the moment, patients with suspected angina are most likely to have either an angiogram -- an invasive test where dye is injected directly into the heart's arteries -- or a non-invasive imaging test called SPECT. Unlike MRI scans, angiograms and S
Strong energy policy is needed now more than ever, but the chances that Congress will pass one in 2012 are slim.
Startup Natcore says its process could reduce costs and enable new nanostructured designs.
As our cars become networked—to the Internet and to one another—new trends in technology and society will redefine transportation. What's certain: tomorrow's automobiles will provide experiences that go well beyond driving.