InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
Computer analysis of satellite imagery has revealed what could be a record number of archaeological sites
March 20, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
How our need for convenience is redesigning our food supply
March 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
The innovators behind objects like the cellphone or the helicopter took inspiration from works like "Star Trek" and War of the Worlds
March 16, 2012 | By Mark Strauss
Recent research suggests that chemicals used to protect, process and package food could be helping to create fat cells.
March 15, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
"Don't talk to me about X-rays," Edison said after an assistant on one of his X-ray projects started showing signs of illness. "I am afraid of them."
March 14, 2012 | By Gilbert King
The buzz at the SXSW conference this year is about mobile apps that tell you when there are people nearby you really should meet
March 12, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In the future, farmers will use unmanned drones to improve the appearance of their crops
March 09, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
With Daylight Saving Time set to start, take a look inside the radio-controlled clocks that adjust automatically
March 09, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Could supercomputers create an artificial brain that can learn new behavior and develop cognitive skills? Some scientists say not if, but when
March 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The canning innovation left another lasting impression: Foods are safe only when sterilized
March 08, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Technology now allows companies to follow your behavior on the Web and customize ads for you based on that data. When does that become invasion of privacy?
March 07, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
"Here is a refinement that will receive a hearty and permanent welcome," a reporter wrote of the best thing to hit grocery store shelves
March 07, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Yep, there was an app for that.
March 07, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A new device uses an auditory phenomenon to silence people remotely
March 06, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A 2,000-year-old shipwreck held ceramic vessels full of fish sauce, as well as a giant tank for transporting live fish
March 01, 2012 | By Peter Smith
At TED and other geek gab events, the focus is not on what is, but rather what's possible. Here are five inventions whose time may soon be coming
March 01, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Fermented fish sauce has been a culinary staple since at least the 7th century B.C. What makes this seemingly disgusting condiment so popular?
February 28, 2012 | By Peter Smith
How plant geneticists are growing convenience food on trees
February 27, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
This is the year we should find out if plug-in cars are for real. And it doesn't hurt when gas goes over $4 a gallon.
February 27, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Our nervous system can hold on to pain memories for a long time. But scientists may have found a way to make pain go away for good.
February 24, 2012 | By Randy Rieland