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.
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.
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.
Pig-Tailed Macaque Bites A Car Lip Kee, via Wikimedia Commons In the jungles on the island of Borneo, flying robots are following monkeys.
Gene Circuit on a Paper Ticket Harvard's Wyss Institute The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine.
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.
Poisoning Cancer Encapsulated toxin-producing stem cells (in blue) help kill brain tumor cells in the tumor resection cavity (in green).
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.
With the rise of open-source software and hardware, 3-D printing, and crowdfunding, it’s easier than ever to be a maker.
Ruby slippers Alyssa L. Miller In the future, getting out of a sticky situation might be as easy as clicking your heels together.
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.
Ebola ward in Lagos, Nigeria. CDC Global via Flickr CC By 2.0 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is growing exponentially.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.