Researchers found that when it comes to building social networks, people much prefer someone who likes to cooperate over a person who looks out for himself
December 06, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are testing drugs that can sharpen our brain. But will they give some people an unfair advantage?
November 28, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Now you can reportedly track what your brain has been doing all night, all in the name of a good night's sleep
November 17, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
The idea of manipulating the Earth's atmosphere has been derided as too risky and too arrogant. That may be changing
November 02, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are testing innovative ways to keep frightening memories from controlling people's lives
October 31, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Some are ingenious, some long overdue and some a bit strange. But all provide a glimpse of a different future
October 27, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Don't just download music. Download sculpture. Or a bicycle. That's the promise of 3D printing
October 20, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Everyone talks about innovation, but most people seem uncomfortable with the creative forces that make it happen
October 12, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
The inventors' battle over the delivery of electricity was an epic power play
October 11, 2011 | By Gilbert King
The British monarch was present when a solicitor demonstrated one of the earliest audio recording devices. But did she really say "tomatoes"?
October 06, 2011 | By Mike Dash
The idea that technology is causing us to lose our mental edge won't go away
September 27, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Following the collapse of the ballyhooed solar firm, these are dark times for renewable energy. But big players are still betting it's more than treehugger fantasy
September 21, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
From "smart helmets" to "intelligent mouthguards," football tackles the challenge of high technology to reduce injury and improve the game
September 08, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Most climate scientists say we should expect extreme weather to happen more often in the future. Do we have to be satisfied with just being prepared?
August 29, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
IBM scientsts say their new "cognitive" chip is a key step toward developing computers that think and learn more like human beings and less like calculators
August 24, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Corporate execs say they're looking for independent thinkers, but many schools are stilled geared to assembly lines. Here are ideas to spur imaginative learning
August 22, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists and inventors borrow from nature to innovate in the burgeoning field of biomimicry. Why not steal ideas from something that's been millions of years in the making?
August 17, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
His contributions to mathematics and electrical engineering made him one of the most beloved and instantly recognizable men of his time.
August 16, 2011 | By Gilbert King
Some folks say this should be declared National Relaxation Day. Here are some products that claim to help you get your mellow on
August 15, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Clothing embedded with nanotechnology taps into our growing desire to turn everyday things into electronic gadgets
August 03, 2011 | By Randy Rieland