Science & InnovationThe Loom One of the biggest surprises to come out of microbiology in recent years is that bacteria have a social life. Rather than existing as lonely, autonomous creatures, bacteria
When scientists launch a spacecraft into space, they're also launching thousands of bacteria along with it This article was originally published in the January 2015 issue of Popular Science. To prepare
Virtual reality is a difficult thing to review. It’s hard not to be impressed when you look into a screen and see a world, magnified to surround you and responding to the motion of your head. It’s even
Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.
Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App Engine cloud, Google confirmed. The researchers say this is the
About 5 out of 7 billion people in the world have mobile phones, according to a study by Ericsson. Most mobile users have voice-only phones that are not connected to the Web, but that is quickly changing.
Two rival leaders and their followers from western state of Michoacán give themselves up after gun battle that left 11 dead Two rival vigilante leaders and dozens of their followers from the western state
Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). While red and