Popular Science is the magazine for anyone curious about what’s new and next. With a readership of over 6.4 million, Popular Science is a must-have for technology fans, early adopters, and thought leaders.

Popular Science puts the latest news in gadgets, software, and robotics in the palm of your hand! Our articles help anyone understand the ideas and people driving the big issues of the day – whether healthcare, energy, robotics, or defense. News and features also provide perspective on the latest breakthroughs in science and technology.

Popular Science represents the best hopes for our planet, our lives, our children, and our future. And we reveal those hopes by featuring the innovations today that are laying the groundwork for a better tomorrow. This is a magazine for readers that want the future now.

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• Debugging California—Entomologist Jodi Holeman has set loose more than 20 million mosquitoes in Fresno…to combat mosquitoes.
• No interaction required—Computers of all sizes are blending into our daily lives more than ever. The question is: How invisible can they get?
• Roaming roadless—The future of driving might be automated, but more people will steer themselves into outdoor thrills.
• I peed my pants to test a space suit—Boeing engineers are devoted to their jobs, even when they have to bring a change of clothes.
• Shoes made for running—Sneaker technology has helped marathon runners shave more than 30 minutes off their times in the last century alone.
• Body, heal thyself—This year’s health innovations helped us harness and improve our own healing powers.
• Why remodelers love stinky houses—An expert in flipping homes on the reason she enjoys the stench of a gross home.
• I’m a software engineer who flies combat drones—A man normally stuck at a monitor tries his hand at piloting, no extra training required.
• Eyes on the skies—Jane Poynter’s pioneering Stratollite balloon brought fried chicken to the edge of space. Someday, it could go to Mars.
• What’s still the best?—In three decades of chronicling innovations annually, we haven’t always picked a winner, but some items continue to impress.



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Ratings and Reviews

Best mag app I've seen so far!


My review is about the app rather than the magazine itself (I presume if you're looking at this you're already familiar with Popular Science and its contents...)
This is by far the most brilliant magazine app I've worked with so far! The presentation of articles is out of this world, compared to other magazine apps that come much closer to replicating a printed edition on your iPad screen. The presentation of Popular Science with text and graphic overlays, and virtual cut-outs that float over various layers really makes for a novel reading experience.
My only gripe is that the app is perhaps a bit patronising in insisting that you download only over WiFi.
Individual issues are HUGE (about half a gig per issue) which probably explains why the developers cut out 3G as an option - but it would have been nice to at least have the option of enabling 3G downloads. In some countries 3G is a much more common medium than WiFi, with contracts and pricing structure to match the higher demand.
But that's my only criticism... I strongly recommend you get this and look at the two preview issues.
Finally, the subscription costs at $15 per year is a steal compared to some other premium magazines out there - imho at least :)

It Makes Science Come Alive


This mag makes science come alive in the eyes of the average joe. It also sets new standards for electronic media - in both content and presentation. Keep up the good work 'Popular Science'

Latest update problem


After the mid july update a weird button keeps popping up blocking access to the app till it is pressed and has no apparent use.


Bonnier Corporation
33.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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