InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
The world's cities are in the midst of a skyscraper boom. And one growing trend is to connect pre-fab floors like Lego pieces
August 01, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Is a club where you train on walls while sensors track your body's performance just another fitness trend? Or is it real innovation?
July 26, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
The Ramps and Pathways program encourages students to think like engineers before they've reached double digits
July 22, 2013 | By Lisa Guernsey
With so much interest in what's in our meals, food innovators are focusing on making the healthy palatable.
July 19, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Entrepreneur Elon Musk thinks bullet trains are too slow and expensive. He says he has a better idea: high-speed travel in tubes.
July 17, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
By distributing networks of microphones to wetlands and forests around the world, biologists could track biodiversity in a whole new way
July 16, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Now that passwords are neither secure nor easy, what will replace them? Fingerprint scans? Electronic tattoos? A pill?
July 11, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
A group in California is starting to engineer plants that could one day replace streetlights
July 11, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Examining the network of power plants, transmission wires, and pipelines gives new insights into the inner workings of the electrical grid
July 10, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
The Pentland Firth, a seaway along Scotland's Northern coast, could generate enough electricity to meet half of the country's needs, new research finds
July 09, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
An invention called the solarclave could help prevent millions of annual infections that result from improperly cleaned medical equipment
July 08, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
How a new trend in education rethinks the role of computers in the classroom and lets each student learn at a different pace
July 08, 2013 | By Ian Quillen
Just posting calorie counts isn't very effective. What may work, though, is framing overeating in terms everyone understands.
July 02, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
A look at Japan’s attempt to call itself “cool”
July 2013 | By David Zax
Artist Guillermo Bert is weaving together technology and Native American tradition
July 2013 | By Maggie Ryan Sandford
New technology can identify an individual just from keystrokes
July 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new type of cell could lead to dramatic cures—and avoid ethical controversy
July 2013 | By Virginia Hughes
A top training academy works double time to meet skyrocketing demand for canines who can sniff out danger
July 2013 | By Joshua Levine
Before the elusive particle could be discovered—a smashing success—it had to be imagined
July 2013 | By Brian Greene
Ion engines, solar sails, antimatter rockets, nuclear fusion--several current and future technologies could someday help us fuel an interstellar journey
June 28, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg