Articles by Mark Strauss

Adolf Hitler and his deputy Rudolf Hess

History of Now

Eight Historical Archives That Will Spill New Secrets

Declassified records and journals to be released in coming decades will shed new light on pivotal 20th-century figures and events

Patrick Stewart on His Craft, 21st-Century Science and Robot Ethics

The actor whose leading roles in “Star Trek” and X-Men have taken him into the far future, reflects on where present-day society is headed

Fast Forward

Photos: The Rise of the Volocopter

A helicopter has just one rotor to provide lift. This machine has 18

No, Goldfinger, You Can’t Kill Someone by Painting a Body With Gold

But surely you don’t expect us to talk about it


How Did Mars Become the Red Planet?

A new NASA spacecraft, MAVEN, will explore the geologic history of our planetary neighbor

Would You Eat Something Wrapped in a WikiCell?

Harvard bioengineer David Edwards believes he’s found a way to cut down on packaging waste

Inside a World War II-era blimp hangar in Tustin, California, the future of aviation is preparing for liftoff.

Photos: The U.S. Military’s Prototype for a Flying Submarine

Capable of carrying 66 tons of cargo, the Aeroscraft could bring airships back to the skies

Panama is the ideal site for the BioMuseo (Museum of Biodiversity), due to open next summer.

Frank Gehry’s BioMuseo, New Science Museum in Panama

Over 43,000 square feet of exhibit space will tell the story of the isthmus and the diverse species who live there

When completed in late 2013, the $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will power 140,000 California homes.

Take a Look at the World's Largest Solar Thermal Farm

When completed in 2013, this series of 170,000 mirrors will power 140,000 California homes

The USS Zumwalt, the Navy’s next-generation warship. The 600-foot, 15,000-ton vessels is being built by General Dynamics in Maine at the Bath Iron Works.

Introducing the USS Zumwalt, the Stealth Destroyer

Set to be christened in 2013, this new naval warship will amaze, leaving almost no wake in the open seas


As Long As Books Have Existed, Invisibility Has Been a Dream

We just have to look to literature to learn that there’s always been a real danger to the prospect of being invisible


No, Really, There is No Secret Code in the Pyramids

Encoded mysteries have existed through history—especially imaginary ones

The "Gateway to Space" in Spaceport America, a 4,000-square-foot gallery where visitors can watch launches.

A Sneak Peek at the First Commercial Spaceport

The hub of Richard Branson's plans for Virgin Galactic, where tourists and scientists alike take off for the great beyond

Facebook is building its first European data storage facility—60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden.

Where Do All Those Facebook Photos Go?

On the outer boundaries of the Arctic Circle lies a massive construction project funded by Facebook: the future home of thousands of server farms

According to famed chef Pierre Gagnaire, an egg slowly cooked at 149 degrees Fahrenheit would be unmatched in flavor and texture.

How Do You Cook the Perfect Egg

Chefs and scientists try to solve the ultimate culinary puzzle

Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics is teaching kids that math is exciting.

Coming Soon: The New York City Math Museum

New York's newest museum is anything but formulaic


Fast Forward: The Dark Energy Camera

Get a sneak peak at the new project that will search for mysterious cosmic energies that drive our universe

Chart Sources: Meadows, D.H., Meadows, D.L., Randers, J. and Behrens III, W.W. (1972)

Looking Back on the Limits of Growth

Forty years after the release of the groundbreaking study, were the concerns about overpopulation and the environment correct?


The Forest Of The Future

An ambitious project in Singapore will boast 18 supertrees, climbing up to 160 feet tall

Leonard Nimoy, Ep. # 1, 'The Cage' 1966 - 1969

Ten Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction

The innovators behind objects like the cellphone or the helicopter took inspiration from works like "Star Trek" and War of the Worlds

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