InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
In Tokyo, a reservation-only photo booth spits out three-dimensional replicas of its subjects
November 13, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Researchers say that the larger fonts and backlights available on tablets help improve reading speeds
November 12, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Get ready for the day when your big screen and your small screens work together to connect you with shows and products.
November 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The stylish spy wore a Rolex and sunglasses that you can't buy on Black Friday on any other day
November 09, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
44 light years away, scientists have detected a planet that might be the right temperature to hold liquid water, a precondition for life
November 08, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Voting experts David Becker and Thad Hall discuss the technologies that could forever change the way we register and cast our votes
November 06, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Brain scans suggest Democrats and Republicans actually are different biologically. Welcome to the world of political neuroscience.
November 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A new study shows that justifying paywalls as fair makes readers much more likely to pay for online content
November 02, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Is the crippling of New York City enough to motivate other cities to protect themselves against extreme weather?
November 02, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The once poor South Korean city has bloomed into a cultural capital with high-profile architecture, top museums and an influential arts scene
November 2012 | By Tom Downey
Incredibly powerful supercomputers and a willingness to acknowledge that they're not perfect has made weather scientists become much more effective in forecasting hurricanes.
October 29, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A Microsoft prototype called Digits could put the power to control everything from TV screens to smart phones in a device you wear on your wrist
October 26, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Much to our chagrin, Rosey did not make it. But who did?
October 25, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The war on cancer has been going on for more than 40 years. Here are 10 small--and maybe not so small--victories scientists have had this year
October 22, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Blanchard was said to be afraid of riding in a carriage, but she became one of the great promoters of human flight
October 18, 2012 | By Gilbert King
It sounds funny, but when Google created a huge computer network that was able to identify cats from YouTube videos, it was a big leap forward for artificial intelligence.
October 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A lot of police departments will soon have their own flying robots. How far should they be allowed to go in shooting video from the sky?
October 15, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The ideal future according to a ten-year-old: shorter school days, lower taxes, and lots and lots of robots
October 12, 2012 | By Matt Novak
How citizens are using design interventions to shuffle social dynamics and change public space in cities
October 11, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
The Hestia project draws on a variety of data sources to paint a comprehensive picture of a city's greenhouse gas metabolism
October 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg