InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
By stimulating neural activity with electrodes, researchers boosted the mental skills of rhesus monkeys under the influence of cocaine
September 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
When models wore Google's goggles on the runway, it signaled that the next wave of digital devices may actually go post-geek.
September 13, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
From designing the first laptop to defining human-computer interaction, Bill Moggridge spent his career breaking new ground in design and technology
September 10, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Apple's iPhone 5 will get all the attention this month, but here are some lesser-known innovations whose time has also come
September 10, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Rovers that ride winds on Venus, robots that roll like tumbleweeds and other wild ideas for exploring space.
September 07, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are taking a closer look at the extremely rare people who remember everything from their pasts. And yes, their brains are different.
September 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Creative minds are increasingly turning to nature—banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak— for fresh design solutions
September 2012 | By Tom Vanderbilt
Three lone inventors took the gadget that had changed little since it was invented more than 80 years ago and transformed it into a gnarly, big air machine
September 2012 | By Ariel Sabar
Age has not tempered the Dutch architect, who at 67 continues to shake up the cultural landscape with his provocative designs
September 2012 | By Nicolai Ouroussoff
Passionate to the point of obsessive about design, Steve Jobs insisted that his computers look perfect inside and out
September 2012 | By Walter Isaacson
A new study looks directly at the immediate expenses of intentionally cooling our climate, but what are the long-term costs?
August 31, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Gene detectives tracking a deadly outbreak at the National Institutes of Health were reminded of how much we don't know about how infections spread through a hospital.
August 31, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Forget flying cars and jetbacks, whatever happened to my cereal-serving robot?
August 31, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The astronaut's lunar outfit was designed by the women's bra manufacturer and inspired a series of space age fashions
August 27, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Caltech scientists have created an ultra-sensitive device that can weigh an individual molecule for the first time
August 27, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
More and more top American universities are offering courses online for free. Going to college will never be the same again
August 27, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Stealth tanks, invisibility cloaks, mirages and other invisible innovations could be closer than you'd think
August 24, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Sensors in sports shoes get all the attention, but other devices can actually identify you by how you walk and help Alzheimer’s patients find their way home
August 23, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University's Robot Hall of Fame is allowing the public to vote on which robots will be inducted
August 22, 2012 | By Matt Novak
"Count" Victor Lustig once sold the Eiffel Tower to an unsuspecting scrap-metal dealer. Then he started thinking really big
August 22, 2012 | By Gilbert King