One of the largest hurdles facing autonomous vehicles is cost. The technology to implement driverless cars is already here. Google, Audi and other companies have proved over and over again that the tech
We talked with judges from two of the world's most prestigious science fairs to get some tips on how to put together a great project and have an even better time. Graphing calculator? Check. New binders?
In recently released rankings of how states' primary education systems are preparing students for careers in engineering, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Jersey top the list. Mississippi trails as the
Only 1 in 5 students currently say they understand climate change from what they learned in school. New nationwide science-education standards are coming soon, and they'll include a lesson plan that should
Getting closer to lifelike Denis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand nine years ago, while handling fireworks. Since then, he has used prosthetic hands, but never one like this. Last year, a team of European
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. Back in May, a startup called botObjects unveiled
Hint: the circles are not created by fairies. For years, strange underwater circular formations in the Baltic Sea have mystified residents. Some have thought that they were bomb craters, or created by
Simulating ancient gaits with barnyard fowl The humble chicken is distantly related to the _T. rex. _This raises an important scientific question: How could we make chickens walk like they're little dinosaurs?
You won, okay? Don't need to be a jerk about it. As an experiment, tinkerer Jose Julio hacked the components of a 3-D printer and made this glorious machine instead: a robotic, Terminator-visioned air-hockey
Athletes are all too familiar with injuries. The 2010 Winter Olympics had the same overall injury rate as the Summer Olympics in 2012—for both, it was about 11 percent. But Torbjorn Soligard, an officer