People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.
An ultra-fast tiny laser can work as a miniature scalpel inside the body, making careful incisions or excisions while leaving healthy tissue intact. It is more effective than a doctor's metal scalpel or even other laser devices, according to its developers at the University of Texas, because it leaves more healthy…
For now at least, the moon is like the sea: everyone can use it, but no one can own it. In 1967 the U.S. and the Soviet Union negotiated the Outer Space Treaty, which states that no nation can own a piece of the moon or an asteroid.
Like a long-distance romance, quantum entanglement is a fragile interaction; one moment, two particles can be sharing that special bond in which they are essentially one and the same, even when separated by vast distances.
Disney researchers apparently don't feel that your video games are realistic enough. Engineers at the company's Pittsburgh research facility have devised something they call "Tactile Brush" that creates the sensory illusion of objects moving against a person's skin, mimicking everything from crawling insects to the…
PopSci's a forward thinking place, but their vintage stuff is worth a check too—harkening back to a simpler time when a magazine could teach you how to build a crossbow without fear of litigation. Also: homebrew tractors. [PopSci]
Los Alamos National Labs is often associated with bombs, and the one it dropped today is no less likely to stir up a firestorm. Figuratively speaking, of course. That simmering controversy surrounding cell phone signals' effect on biological tissue surfaced again today via a Los Alamos researcher who says the…
On the left, we have an issue of Popular Science from 1925. On the right we have an issue of the same magazine from 2010. So many years later and we're still focused on the future rather than the present.
Apple priced digital downloads lower than CDs. Amazon said a digital book should be cheaper than a paper one. But for the time being, virtual magazines will cost a pretty penny, says Fortune.
I honestly can't tell you what it's like to see and touch and consume news, magazines and comics on the iPad. You just have to experience it. But I can tell you what to read to blow your mind.
In 2002, to experience augmented reality was to lash 26 pounds of equipment to your body and hobble waywardly within the confines of predefined area. In 2010, you can augment the entire world with a free app for your smartphone.
If bacteria settle in between your teeth and form a cavity, your dentist must drill through your tooth just to get at it. But now dentists can trade their drills for a simple treatment that stops early-stage cavities.
What's cooler than a hover-capable, electric-powered, super-quiet personal VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft? If you answered "absolutely nothing," do read on, because NASA is preparing to oblige you.
The People's Republic has unveiled more details on its quest to phase U.S.-made processors from its microchip diet. China's next supercomputer will run purely on Chinese processors, possibly before the end of this year.
LCDs, make way for LPDs. Xconomy reports on a California startup's new laser phosphor displays (LPDs) that use just 25 percent of the electricity required by today's liquid-crystal displays (LCD) or LEDs.
Bright ideas and products in skiing and snowboarding, from a Norwegian hotel built into a mountainside to an inflatable pack that can save you from an avalanche
Some of it I really do plan to use. Some of it I can't even identify. Hi. My name is Vin and I'm an addict. I can't stop buying electronic junk.
One year ago, some Popular Mechanics editors set out with the broad goal of building the most ridiculously extravagant PC mod they could. This is what they came up with.