InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
Sure, they're big and they're flat. But TVs still aren't that bright. This, however, could be the year they start acting more like smart phones.
February 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
It's not easy to think happy thoughts this time of year. But here are some examples of innovative thinking that remind us it will get better.
February 06, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The days are over when everyone at a Super Bowl party kept their eyes glued to the TV. Now most of us will be spending game day checking in on other screens, too, and advertisers want to be there with you.
February 02, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Does the noise in a Super Bowl stadium create enough power to fry up a dozen eggs?
February 01, 2012 | By Peter Smith
As we approach one of the biggest snack days of the year, meet the "Tom Edison of snack food" who brought us the "Anglo corn chip"
January 30, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Is that what it will take for NASA to get its mojo back? Or are there better ways to spend its money?
January 30, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A century ago, Douglas Mawson saw his two companions die and found himself stranded in the midst of Antarctic blizzards.
January 27, 2012 | By Mike Dash
When Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus met President Kennedy in 1962, JFK told him, "The only science I ever learned was from your comic strip."
January 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Whether it's iPads replacing textbooks or college courses being offered free around the world, education is moving into some uncharted territory.
January 26, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists think all the personal information now being shared on social networks or collected by sensors could help them predict the future.
January 23, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Research shows you can learn a few things about a person by watching where they're looking.
January 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Here are young entrepreneurs whose innovative thinking has them poised for big things this year
January 17, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
History often plays linguistic tricks on us, especially when it comes to rapidly changing technologies
January 17, 2012 | By Matt Novak
With the Lytro camera, you no longer have to bother with focusing an image. Plus, your photos become interactive.
January 12, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Is the day coming when your car will talk to your alarm clock and also check your heart rate?
January 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Researchers are finding that our behavior may be more hard-wired than we'd like to believe. If so, can we handle the truth?
January 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Here are more of the terms you should know if you want to feel plugged into innovations changing the way we live this year
January 03, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
No one had ever tunneled under a major river before Marc Brunel began a shaft below London's river in the 1820s
January 03, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Here are terms you should know if you want to show you're already plugged into the new year
December 29, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
A special visit from the Ghost of Christmas Retro-Future
December 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak