60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
The company's cars have logged 700,000 miles, and now they're focusing on more complicated city streets.
This vertical-landing plane runs on electricity
A couple of years ago, we first heard about a gecko-inspired reusable adhesive known as Geckskin.
I have some news that might be kind of hard to hear: you are never going to become Spider-Man. Radioactive spiders don't exist, humans can't naturally stick to walls with their hands and feet, and a person trying to swing from a skyscraper with "webb
The condiment game has changed
Modern society depends on its mobile devices and gadgets in ways like we’ve never done before. We’ve grown dependent on our devices, but, unfortunately, most of them rely on batteries that just don’t last very long.
Firefighters take their jobs pretty seriously. They need to. Because nobody else is crazy enough to barge into a burning building to save a cat. But firefighters need to have fun, too. We go bananas every time we see a water jetpack video, but this f
If you use your smartphone a lot, and who doesn't these days, you probably find yourself having to top up the charge whenever you get the opportunity.
Railguns aren't the only thing the U.S. Navy is bragging about this week. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. announced they have successfully turned seawater into fuel.
Here at DVICE, graphene is kind of a big deal. The element allows for innovation as far reaching as 2D computers, neon buildings with solar paint and bandages that can help shield from infection.
If the recent batch of movie trailers are any indication, Spider-Man needs all the help he can get nowadays. So if you've ever dreamed of being the "Bucky" to Peter Parker's "Cap," take special note: the web-shooter is now (more or less) a reality.
In 1829, Frenchman Louis Braille developed a tactile system that would allow those with vision impairment to read books... MIT researchers have changed that problem with a new piece of wearable technology that reads books out loud to those with visio
Since hitting the mainstream, 3D printing has taken a firm foothold in the world of medicine.
Procter & Gamble Co is getting ready to release a new Gillette razor in the battle for men's faces. Their newest innovation, according to marketing documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal, is a swiveling-ball hinge that allows the blade to pivo
Welcome to the Speed Lab, where Popular Science explores the most important disruptive technology in the world of cars and transportation.
The company's Discovery Vision concept is the first move toward that (maybe still faraway) future. First step: gesture controls.
Thanks to advances in technology and drops in price, it’s become possible to imagine a 3-D printer in every home. What’s less clear is what we’ll do with these wondrous machines.
Materials: Electrochemical exfoliation produces high-quality graphene in a short time
Amazon's smartphone plans are coming together at last. New photos and information published by BGR reveal Amazon's smartphone will employ an array of front-facing cameras to create a unique 3D user interface.
Ethanol may be touted as a more eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, but it's not without its own drawbacks. Most importantly, the corn or other plants required as feedstock often take up field space that could otherwise be put to use growing fo
Graphene is frankly just showing off at this point.
If sci-fi is any meter by which to judge these things, firing lasers at planets is usually a pretty disastrous idea. Thankfully, though, there's no sign that the Galactic Empire has taken charge of the International Space Station (ISS), since that's
Augmented reality (AR) headsets are officially a reality today, with any U.S. resident now able to pick up their own Google Glass (today only). Now that it looks like the long-awaited world of wearables is coming into its own, the folks in the tech i
The Netherlands has come up with a brilliant way to save money and energy on road lighting: glow-in-the-dark paint.
Researchers at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a self-healing polymer that can mend itself and fully restore its mechanical properties in just a few minutes when heated at low temperatures.
NZ-based Sealegs has begun licensing its patented amphibious boat technology.
It's past time that we actually buckle down and unlock the door to the flying cars sci-fi has been promising us for decades.
Land Rover teased its new Discovery Vision concept last week in the run-up to its début at 2014 New York International Auto Show on April 16, and now the car maker reveals a bit more about the Vision – or rather, less.
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