Launched a year ago on Feb. 11, the Landsat 8 satellite has been capturing incredible images of Earth. As beautiful as these images are, the true value of this satellite lies in its connection to the past.
Cosmic rays hitting ice are powerful enough to spark reactions on moon.
Hero Motocorp suddenly seems more than capable of replacing Honda's technology, it also seems capable of producing machinery better suited for the emerging market it currently serves, but also of producing truly ingenious solutions that existing long
A milestone has been reached in the 60-year struggle to harness the nuclear reactions that power the Sun in an experiment that could lead to a way of producing an unlimited source of clean and sustainable energy in the form of nuclear fusion.
You're a loose cannon, RoboCop. Hand in your gun and badge and robot arms.
Crisper images through physics
As someone who likes to have my skin wrapped around my body rather than smeared up and down the highway, I cringe every time I see a motorcyclist cruise past without suitable protective gear on.
Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Inca Region, on the south coast of Peru.
How can we explain elongated skulls that are thousands of years old that contain genetic material “unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far”?
A gene which may make people more intelligent has been discovered by scientists. Researchers have found that teenagers who had a highly functioning NPTN gene performed better in intelligence tests.
This might seem like a scene from Star Trek, because it is: some hapless redshirt gets burned by radiation or a phaser or something, and the doctor on board the ship sprays the burns with a high-tech gun of some sort, which immediately heals them.
The US Military has been dreaming of acquiring an efficient, and portable, laser weapon for some time.
OrCam are smart glasses that can read any text out loud – from newspaper articles to product labels, and even hand-written notes – with the help of a camera that can decipher letters and a microphone that attach to the glass frame.
Karaoke is fun. Whether you’re doing the singing or watching your friends butcher Journey songs, only a bonafide curmudgeon could pass up a night of “empty orchestra.”
Authorities could hijack technology to stifle dissent
The US is relying upon NSA metadata to identify targets for drone strikes, reports the Intercept. A former NSA operative said the tactic is flawed and the agency targets phones “in the hopes that the person on the other end of the missile is the bad
Zhang and his team constructed a non-natural synthetic enzymatic pathway that strip all charge potentials from the sugar to generate electricity in an enzymatic fuel cell. Then, low-cost biocatalyst enzymes are used as catalyst instead of costly plat
Midnight fridge raids are part and parcel of a late-night marijuana smoking session.
Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development was being b
The (controversial) plan will go live in early 2015.
Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It’s F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means.
Popular Science sat down with botObjects to ask some questions about their controversial 3-D printer. We left with some answers, and some new questions.
Rules from two U.S. federal agencies, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, have created a strange impasse.
It was once the only serious bitcoin exchange on the internet. But now, just a year later, Japan’s Mt. Gox is in shambles.
The Pentagon is exploring the development of implantable probes that may one day help reverse some memory loss caused by brain injury. The goal of the project, still in early stages, is to treat some of the more than 280,000 troops who have suffe
The scientific world has good news for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good novel.
Extreme weather events like super-typhoon Haiyan and hurricane Sandy can have major negative impacts on the world economy. So far, however, the effects on global production and consumption webs are missing from most assessments.
In order to get electronics out of their rigid casings and integrated into flexible materials like textiles or even stretchable biomedical devices that interface directly with organs such as the skin.....
As the holiday season gets into full swing, one inevitable byproduct of the widespread cheer will be masses of waste wrapping paper. One interesting idea to reduce this comes via Eden's Paper, which is billed as a "100 percent plantable wrapping pa
Ultrasound is one of several noninvasive methods that stimulate the brain. Another is transcranial magnetic stimulation, which stimulates the brain with magnets. A third is transcranial direct current stimulation, which uses electrodes to deliver a w