Ready-made spare parts, waste recycling, 3-D printed human ears: the Navy of the future will have it all.
In 15 minutes, this device can identify biological threats in a sample of blood.
An integrated circuit that adjusts to damage shows a way to make ordinary chips more efficient and reliable.
Tesla’s innovations in batteries give it an edge that Fisker, focused on design, lacks.
A microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers.
British scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to findings released Thursday.
New partnerships could help bring a novel class of biopharmaceutical to patients.
Energ2’s nanostructured carbon anodes can boost lithium-ion battery capacity by 30 percent.
With no one buying new equipment, solar companies are looking to make the best of existing technology.
Pretty much anything can be a computer, if it can compute logical functions, store data, and transmit information -- even living cells.
This plastic ring system doesn't exactly make the eight-centimeter ball inside less noticeable to the eye—but it does make the ball undetectable to sonar at a specific pitch.
Super-light, flapping-wing flight in any direction
Just stay away from our necks, snake 'bot.
This is no ordinary john.
Using a collection of sensors placed all over the body, the SpiderSense suit detects objects in the environment and warns the wearer when anything gets too close
Wheelylift is a wall-mounted parking solution that saves space and effort when parking a bicycle
Burt Rutan, who officially retired in April 2011, reveals exclusively to Popular Mechanics today that he has devised "a new concept for a seaplane that may allow for operation from any surface: water, snow, grass, and hard surface."
On Saturday, around 18 months after President Obama signed it into law, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act will take effect.
It’s tiny, but this quantum refrigerator takes less than a day to cool an object much larger than it to within a fraction of a degree of absolute zero, the coldest possible temperature anything can ever reach.
We are creating the "proof of product" engine. This is the final step to prove we can provide all needed data for licensing, expect production and most of all SUCCESS.
Brown University researchers invented a small, rechargeable implant that can let subjects move freely.
Growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan, Massoud Hassani created his own toys—lightweight rolling objects made from scraps of material he found around the neighborhood.
Jack is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at John Hopkins University
German university student, Dennis Siegel, invented a device that captures electromagnetic fields like WIFI and radio waves and converts them to stored energy in batteries.
Eighteen-year-old Taylor Wilson has designed a compact nuclear reactor that could one day burn waste from old atomic weapons to power anything from homes and factories to space colonies.
Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating.
A pair of researchers from 2AI Labs have developed a wearable eyeglass device that effectively cures red-green color blindness.
As of last year, 1.3 billion people world-wide were living in areas that had no access to electricity.
Jack Andraka is a 15-year-old Maryland high school student who has invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers.
Popular Mechanics editor-in-chief Jim Meigs and associate editor David Agrell helped select the inventors, universities, and manufacturers who will now compete in an international competition to build a clean, high-efficiency wood-burning stove.