An exploration of the vast dig that will soon become New York City's newest subway line
Irene made U.S. landfall in North Carolina Saturday and then slowly swept up the coast for the rest of the weekend as it was downgraded to a tropical storm, and caused 11 deaths and billions in damages...
The U.S. Defense Department has added thousands of automated aircraft added to its fleet over the past decade to support operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan as concerns of drone accuracy persist...
The proposed "Lowline" in New York City would transform an abandoned belowground trolley depot into a recreational public space complete with lush flora
How “spacecoaches” could revolutionize interplanetary travel
Today Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), brain-child of famed energy thinker Amory Lovins, and Carbon War Room (CWR), the five-year old climate change outfit of Sir Richard Branson, merged to create a new alliance dedicated to the acceleration of a low carbon energy future...
This was a great little Thanksgiving treat. Granted, it’s basically a commercial which is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a commercial, but it’s fascinating nonetheless...
La avanzada aeronave vuela impulsada solo con la energía del sol.
The Berlin Air Show witnessed a silent, clean test flight by Airbus's E-Fan two-seater aircraft, which is entirely propelled by electricity
From liquid coal to biofuels, military and commercial aviators are searching for domestically sourced, cost-effective and clean alternatives to petroleum-derived jet fuel
A recent shift in U.S. military strategy and provocative actions by china threaten to ignite a new arms race in space. But would placing weapons in space be in anyone's national interest?...
An approach called network coding could dramatically enhance the efficiency and reliability of communications networks. At its core is the strange notion that transmitting evidence about messages can be more useful than conveying the messages themselves...
The Obama administration will make up to $13 billion available for high-speed railroad projects across the nation, which lags far behind the fast railways of Asia and Europe
One small island in Denmark is technically 100 percent powered by sustainable sources of energy. Could the experiment succeed anywhere else?
How will the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf impact the bird populations of the South Coast?
Some ecotravel destinations, along with ideas on how you can protect the environment while enjoying a relaxing vacation--no matter where you go
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American
Producing beef for the table has a surprising environmental cost: it releases prodigious amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases
A lab in the Bronx breaks down the mystery of why electrical cables fail
Scientists get a three-dimensional Google Earth on steroids, which can penetrate forest canopies, chart sand dune movement, and more, thanks to radarlike lasers