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Cement’s ‘genome’ could make concrete greener

By paying attention to concrete’s atomic structure, scientists say they could make it better and more environmentally friendly.<p>The team of …

Engineering

Ebola: Tracking the Outbreak

The Ebola virus outbreak has infected 21,698 people and caused 8,632 deaths in West Africa since March.<p>Ebola has infected over 24,000 people and caused more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa since March 2014. One year later the outbreak has slowed but new cases continue to be reported each week. No …

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light

It's easy to shine light <i>through</i> a crystal, but researchers at Princeton University are turning light <i>into</i> crystals--essentially creating "solid light."<p>"It's something that we have never seen before," Dr. Andrew Houck, associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers, said in …

Mice Given Gene From Human Brains Turn Out To Be Super-Smart

It's a bit like the 1990s cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain," only the genius mice in this story aren't make-believe.<p>An international team of researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by giving them the human version of Foxp2, a gene that's common to both humans and mice. The brainy …

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Your Vote Can Give This Electric Racecar Driver A Big Speed Boost

Formula E, the first fully electric racing championship, lets fans give drivers a speed advantage -- and Popular Science hopes you'll give racer Katherine Legge a leg up.<p>In the April 2014 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we exploded the view of the racecar designed for Formula E -- the first fully …

Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel did it to survive on the Pacific Ocean. Robert Redford used the trick in All Is Lost.<p>When you're trapped on a boat, you can easily make fresh water, right? Simply let the sun heat up and evaporate salt water. Then trap the steam, condense it on a plastic surface and …

The First Steps Toward An Artificial Cell

Scientists create a synthetic, membrane-bound vesicle that mimics some of the functions of a living cell.<p><b>Life depends on imbalance</b>—biological systems capitalize on the give and take between stability and instability to move, breathe, and eat. The cell and its components are never static.<p>This fact …

The Rise Of The Tank Before World War II

How Popular Science covered tank design between the great world wars<p>In 1935, <i>Popular Science</i> announced the age of the tank with these words: “Fast, powerful land battleships may speed up the net war by preventing trench stalemates, or even make war an impossibility.” While the second half of that …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Hubble uncovers extreme galaxy called ‘Sparky’

Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe a monster galaxy that was hidden behind walls of dust.<p>The discovery offers important …

Universe

Biggest "Anti-Terrorist" Exercise in the World Stars Chinese Drones, Russian Troops and a Ukraine-Inspired Wargame

This year's Peace Mission 2014 is the largest of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) "anti-terrorist" military exercise to date. It is held in Zhurihe, China, with 7,000 troops in total. The Russians brought 1,000 personnel, along with 13 T-72 tanks, 40 BMP-2 infantry fighting …

DeOrbiter microsatellite could put wayard satellites back on track

On August 22, two Galileo satellites were launched atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in French Guiana. Part of the European …

Watch NASA Test These 3D-Printed Rocket Parts

If you thought the coolest application of a 3-D printer was creating a miniature model of yourself to show to your friends, then NASA has just proven …

Space Travel

Testing a space rover under Alaskan ice

Scientists test a device on an Alaska glacier that could be used to explore an icy moon of Jupiter.<p><i>This article is republished with permission from a</i> …

How Deep Underwater Can a Human Really Travel?

Put on your helmet and fill up your oxygen tank. We're going for a dive.<p>Exactly how deep can a human being travel underwater using current technology?<p>The deepest point ever reached by man is 35,858 feet below the surface of the ocean, which happens to be as deep as water gets on earth. To go …

You can charge a phone battery by playing music at it

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Is this a superintelligent machine?

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

Mutant "Blond" Penguin Spotted in Antarctica

What?! The Universe Appears to Be Missing Some Light

An extraordinary amount of ultraviolet light appears to be missing from the universe, scientists have found.<p>One potential source of this missing …

NASA's Super-Black Material Arrives In Space

The material is so dark, you can't tell when it's been folded.<p>A sample of one of the world's blackest materials—so dark, it's impossible to see when it's folded—is now getting tested in space.<p>The material absorbs 99.5 percent of the visible light and 99.8 percent of the infrared radiation that hits …

NASA Sees Black Hole Bend Light

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …