InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
The commitment to ensure that a 9/11 never happens again has spurred innovation in many directions, from analyzing data at incredible speeds to devising 3-D face recognition software.
September 12, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
From "smart helmets" to "intelligent mouthguards," football tackles the challenge of high technology to reduce injury and improve the game
September 08, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Thanks to social media and wireless networks, we have less reason to own things. Welcome to the sharing economy
September 06, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
It wasn't until after he failed as an artist that Morse revolutionized communications by inventing the telegraph
September 2011 | By David McCullough
A company called Booktrack Introduces a new kind of e-book. It plays music or sound effects to accompany your reading
August 31, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
By merging old photographs with new mapping technology, this site fuses new connections between the generations
August 31, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Most climate scientists say we should expect extreme weather to happen more often in the future. Do we have to be satisfied with just being prepared?
August 29, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
There are satellites orbiting overhead, powerful computers and plenty of scientists to make sense of a wealth of data
August 26, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The former head of Apple comes from a long line of American innovators who changed society
August 26, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
The Apple CEO's resignation has prompted an outpouring of tributes you rarely, if ever, see for corporate executives
August 25, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
IBM scientsts say their new "cognitive" chip is a key step toward developing computers that think and learn more like human beings and less like calculators
August 24, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Corporate execs say they're looking for independent thinkers, but many schools are stilled geared to assembly lines. Here are ideas to spur imaginative learning
August 22, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists and inventors borrow from nature to innovate in the burgeoning field of biomimicry. Why not steal ideas from something that's been millions of years in the making?
August 17, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
His contributions to mathematics and electrical engineering made him one of the most beloved and instantly recognizable men of his time.
August 16, 2011 | By Gilbert King
Some folks say this should be declared National Relaxation Day. Here are some products that claim to help you get your mellow on
August 15, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Forward-thinking companies are starting to figure out ways to convert their logos to tools of engagement. Why be satisfied with having people look at your logo when you can get them to use it?
August 10, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Clothing embedded with nanotechnology taps into our growing desire to turn everyday things into electronic gadgets
August 03, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
To start rebuilding our faith in government, we need to go local. And our smart phones will help us
August 01, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
By analyzing ancient pottery, Patrick McGovern is resurrecting the libations that fueled civilization
August 2011 | By Abigail Tucker
So I admit I’m bewildered, yet duly impressed by a group of intensely self-quantifies, people who want to know everything about themselves, at least everything that can be expressed in data readouts
July 27, 2011 | By Randy Rieland