InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
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
Along with motion-sensing cameras and projectors creating augmented reality, they'll likely be among the tools training chefs of the future.
August 20, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
New research is yielding oil dispersants that are non-toxic and prevent oil from sticking to birds and wildlife
August 20, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This new research reveals how little we know about the brain and how it affects our daily lives
August 17, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In 2050, Airbus hopes to fly you around in a see-through jet shaped like a bird skeleton, with morphing seats, spa treatments, and virtual entertainment
August 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
A half-century ago, a U.S. military test lit up the skies and upped the ante with the Soviets.
August 15, 2012 | By Gilbert King
A new way of treating wastewater uses bacteria to produce electricity, potentially solving a pair of environmental problems
August 15, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Of the hundreds of exoplanets discovered by scientists, we list of some of the most interesting
August 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
We still have to wait a bit for Google Goggles, but augmented reality is moving mainstream, even bringing museum dinosaurs to life
August 14, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The Meshworm uses artificial muscles and peristalsis to creep quietly along the ground
August 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Some think that little computer you carry around with you is about to bring a sea change in the doctor-patient relationship. Is data power?
August 10, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
How a three-time Olympic competitor designed an innovative new whitewater system using underwater bricks
August 09, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
NASA has produced an app that helps scientists and amateurs alike keep track of time on the Red Planet
August 09, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
In the 21st century, everyone will be smarter—even animals.
August 08, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Vintage styles cycle in and out of favor among medal-winning racers
August 08, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
A new technology combines thousands of individual images to create a zoom-able picture of living tissue, down to the cellular level
August 07, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Soon new cars will have Internet access so carmakers are developing ways to reduce distractions. Like turning on the radio with the wink of an eye
August 06, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Landsat satellites have been taking photos of Earth for a long time, but only now can you watch zoomable, time-lapse images of the planet's transformation.
August 03, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A modern Sherlock Holmes requires a modern tool. Today, his iconic problem-solving magnifying glass has been replaced by the indispensable cell phone
August 02, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp