Last week's close encounters with space rocks have raised concerns about how we deal with dangerous asteroids. Here's how we would try to knock them off course.
February 19, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Don't understand love? Not to worry. Scientists continue to study away to try to make sense of it for the rest of us
February 13, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
The inventor's vision of a global wireless-transmission tower proved to be his undoing
February 04, 2013 | By Gilbert King
Pro football is turning to screens--some massive, others on smart phones--to try to keep its fans entertained.
February 01, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are busy tracking the sources of stolen uranium in the hopes of deterring crime—and prevent the weapons getting into the wrong hands
February 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
We're getting closer to the day when your smartphone knows you have a cold before you do
January 30, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
As cities like New York prepare for what appears to be a future of more extreme weather, the focus increasingly is on following nature's lead.
January 23, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
HapiFork, a utensil that slows down your eating, is one of a new wave of gadgets designed to help you take control of your health.
January 17, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Giving computers vision, through pattern recognition algorithms, could one day make them better than doctors at spotting tumors and other health problems.
January 07, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
All are inventive minds pushing technology in fresh directions, some to solve stubborn problems, others to make our lives a little fuller
December 27, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Here's the second half of a list of innovations that, while not as splashy as Google Glass, may actually become a bigger part of our daily lives.
December 21, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
They haven't received much attention yet, but here are some of the more innovative--and useful--ideas that have popped up this year.
December 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Canadian researchers have created a computer model that performs tasks like a human brain. It also sometimes forgets things.
December 14, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
From glasses that fight jet lag to a plant that waters itself to a rocking chair that fires up the iPad, here are presents no one will forget.
December 07, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Health and medical mobile apps are booming. But what happens when they shift from tracking data to diagnosing diseases?
December 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A high school sophomore won the youth achievement Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for inventing a new method to detect a lethal cancer
December 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
The rambunctious boy had free rein of the White House, and used it to divert a holiday bird from the butcher's block
November 21, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Brain scans suggest Democrats and Republicans actually are different biologically. Welcome to the world of political neuroscience.
November 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Is the crippling of New York City enough to motivate other cities to protect themselves against extreme weather?
November 02, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
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