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The Week In Drones: Monitoring Macaques, Vineyard Helpers, And More


Grapevines In A Vineyard, Napa Valley Jim G, via Wikimedia Commons Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

This Robot Pierces Your Cheek To Reach Your Brain


Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems / Vanderbilt In the future, some forms of brain surgery may not require surgeons to drill through your skull.

A 57-Year-Old Computer Scientist Just Dove 135,000 Miles From The Stratosphere


Eustace Hangs From His Parachute Paragon Space Development Corporation When Feliz Baumgartner's dove 24 miles from Earth's upper atmosphere, he, along with his Red Bull sponsors, made sure millions of people would follow along.

Drones Are Tracking Monkeys To Spot Malaria Outbreaks


Pig-Tailed Macaque Bites A Car Lip Kee, via Wikimedia Commons In the jungles on the island of Borneo, flying robots are following monkeys.

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine


Gene Circuit on a Paper Ticket Harvard's Wyss Institute The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine.

Should NYC's Ebola Patient Have Been Quarantined?


Liberia's Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit Morgana Wingard for USAID New York City has its first case of Ebola, and it's not surprising in the least.

Injecting Engineered Stem Cells Into Brain May Effectively Treat Tumors


Poisoning Cancer Encapsulated toxin-producing stem cells (in blue) help kill brain tumor cells in the tumor resection cavity (in green).

How To Fast-Track An Ebola Vaccine


A Doctor Prepares a Measles Vaccine in Guinea, 2014 Photo by UNICEF Guinea on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 The World Health Organization said it will have Ebola vaccines ready to give to hundreds of thousands of West Africans by the middle of next year, Reuters reports.

DIY: How To Light Up Your Bike Wheels [Video]


http://cf.c.ooyala.com/Rkdjd4cDq4DsP-PpgNX4-ZL4BdVibaeo/3Gduepif0T1UGY8H... Please enable Javascript to watch this video As the winter months approach, darkness is falling earlier and earlier.

Enter Popular Science's 2015 Invention Awards


With the rise of open-source software and hardware, 3-D printing, and crowdfunding, it’s easier than ever to be a maker.

Soon You Could Send A Text Or Call A Car With A Click Of Your Heels


Ruby slippers Alyssa L. Miller In the future, getting out of a sticky situation might be as easy as clicking your heels together.

These Real-Life Alien Worlds Could Become Humanity's New Home In 'Interstellar'


Artist's conception of exoplanet Gliese 667 Cc's surface. ESO/L. Calçada In the upcoming film, Interstellar, a group of heroes blasts off from a dying Earth to search for a new home for humanity.

Why Liberia Needs Help NOW To Prevent 98,000 Ebola Cases


Ebola ward in Lagos, Nigeria. CDC Global via Flickr CC By 2.0 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is growing exponentially.

Can Robots Help Fight Ebola?


Helping Hand Takao Someya Group/University of Tokyo Engineers make disaster-response robots precisely because robots are able to work in situations that are too dangerous for humans.

First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launched Today


To The Moon davejdoe vis Flickr CC by 2.0 The first privately funded lunar mission launched today. The mission involves sending a 31-pound spacecraft called 4M, fitted with an antenna, small computer, and radiation sensor, on Chinese rocket to Earth's satellite. Funded by private company LuxSpace, the craft will fly by the moon transmitting a signal back to Earth that can be picked up by amateur radio enthusiasts.

New Microscope Makes Gorgeous 3-D Movies Of Living Cells


Protist T. thermophila, Imaged with a Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope Click here to enlarge. Betzig Lab, HHMI There's a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning.

Scientists Retract Research On Dr. Oz-Endorsed Weight Loss Pill


Mehmet Oz Screenshot from doctoroz.com The scientists who published sham research on a useless weight loss supplement once called a "miracle pill" on the Dr.

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways


One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.   In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday.

Throwback Thursday: Phrenology, Forks, And How To Live Forever


October 1889 Header Popular Science As a magazine with 142 years of history, Popular Science sits on a treasure trove of vintage illustrations, perceptive predictions, obsolete technologies, essays by Nobel prize-winning scientists, and some seriously awkward advertisements.

Seeking The Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy


ALMA Probes The Sky courtesy Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) probes the sky for radio waves from the Milky Way (shown here) and beyond.


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