Robert Afzal is on a mission to create the laser weapon (pew! pew!) of your childhood fantasies. As head of Lockheed Martin’s advanced laser systems program, he’s poised to do just that—with a little inspiration from fiber optics.
Can we outlaw fossil fuels? Hawaii is trying, and they want to do it by 2045.
The most pivotal Olympic moment is also one of the shortest: inside the bobsled start.
Our life-giving sun could one day shut down our planet-wide grid.
Backup batteries with exponentially more charges
Nature’s baddest animals get in the ring with each other
The most powerful desktop you can buy, period
Watches that never need charging
Lovey-dovey firefly chemistry
How valuables gain financial influence
The U.S. grid is under attack
Somehow, more gadgets use less electricity
The safer, saltier nuclear alternative
Hand tools to crush your DIY goals
The world’s spiciest tortilla chip
THE MANY AXES OF POWER
PERCENTAGE OF UTILITIES WHERE NONSPECIALISTS MAKE CYBERSECURITY DECISIONS
72 hours from attack to society’s total downfall
1 2 IN
The price of luxury
DA HONG PAO TEA
CRÈME DE LA MER
234 CU FT
450 SQ FT
PUNCHES AND KICKS
Light a fire
FIREFLIES AREN’T THE ONLY MEMBERS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM THAT GLOW
MANUAL OVER RIDE
CRUSH A FOUNDATION
For going anywhere
For the trail
WHAT MAKES THEM TICK?
THE EARTH IS A BATTERY
TRICKLE DOWN TECH
BUILD THEM UP? OR TEAR THEM DOWN?
UNBUILDING AN ATOMIC GIANT
A heavy price
My powerlifting pulpit
The awestruck effect
Struck down in his prime
GENTLY 'CROSS THE ARCTIC
Total eclipse of the power grid
Why it’s so hard to spot the difference
Batteries not required
I’m looking through you
WHICH WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK?
CONTROVERSIAL IDEAS NOT ALWAYS WELCOME
A Phone Battery that Lasts a Week
Artificial Red Blood Cells
Paint that Stores Energy
Computers & Technology
Popular Science - 2017-11-01
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