InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
When an algorithm-driven light show took over the Bay Bridge last week, it was the latest example of how much technology is transforming how cities look.
March 14, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Your publicly available "likes" can tell others a lot you wouldn't expect—including your political views, sexual orientation and religion
March 11, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
In 1820, one of Britain's most notorious criminals hatched a plan to rescue the emperor from exile on the Atlantic isle of St Helena -- but did he ever try it?
March 08, 2013 | By Mike Dash
More and more scientific research is showing that sleep is more important to our state of mind--and body--than we ever could have imagined.
March 08, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Deep channels, buried under lava but now mapped with satellite data, give hints to the planet's violent, wet and recent past
March 07, 2013 | By Marina Koren
Actually, fairly smart. And we're only seeing the first wave of smartwatches, with Apple expected to enter the fray as early as this year.
March 05, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
With nanomedicine, the strategy is not to poison cancer cells or to blast them away but to trick them
March 01, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Researchers at MIT are investigating how to turn houses in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into mini-power plants
March 2013 | By James Holloway
Durable and rechargeable, the new battery can be stretched to 300 percent of its size and still provide power
February 27, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Small Satellites—Some the Size of Postage Stamps—Are Transforming How Scientists Conduct Space-based Research
A new fleet of nanosatellites is zooming through space
February 26, 2013 | By Mohi Kumar
The air quality in China's biggest cities is famously atrocious, but designers think they may have found a way to combat the issue
February 26, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
The White House wants to fund a huge project that would allow scientists to see, in real time, how a brain does its work.
February 25, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Cornell scientists used computerized scanning, 3D printers and cartilage from cows to create living prosthetic ears
February 21, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Advertisers love to use futurism as a way to position their products as forward-thinking
February 20, 2013 | By Matt Novak
Last week's close encounters with space rocks have raised concerns about how we deal with dangerous asteroids. Here's how we would try to knock them off course.
February 19, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
There are more than 14 billion pages on the web, but they are linked by hyperconnected nodes, like Hollywood actors connected through Kevin Bacon
February 18, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Innovative architects are experimenting with small unmanned aerial vehicles to prove that drones can do more than cause destruction
February 15, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
Don't understand love? Not to worry. Scientists continue to study away to try to make sense of it for the rest of us
February 13, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
They have recently been the subject of a lot of scrutiny, but the American military first began developing similar aerial vehicles during World War I
February 12, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
As drones become common as tools of the military and intelligence agencies, how are architects and designers responding?
February 08, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp