InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
Kids predict the darndest things
February 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
It's certainly feels like it. But there is plenty of innovative thinking shaping the future of public transportation. You just need to look elsewhere to find it.
February 21, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In the years preceding the Internet, futurist books hinted at the massive information infrastructure that was to come.
February 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Researchers have made a flurry of discoveries related to memory loss recently. But will they really help us find a way to keep brains from shutting down?
February 16, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Can anyone really make sense of romance? Researchers keep trying because, frankly, we want answers.
February 13, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
When synchronized sound ended the era of silent films, live musicians were no longer hired to play in movie theaters. They fought back with an ad campaign against soulless machines.
February 10, 2012 | By Matt Novak
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