TechnologyTechnological applications and advances in computers, agriculture, industry and transportation
Set to launch in 2015, this new piece of the International Space Station is designed to be blown up like a balloon
January 17, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
The new 787 Dreamliner fleet has been plagued with issues, including electrical problems, broken windows, fires and engine failures
January 17, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
From digging a harbor to expanding the Panama Canal, how couldn't nuclear bombs be used?
January 16, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
And now that you know you can—don't you want to?
January 15, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
The cardboard cockroach can sprint up to 7 miles per hour on its spindly little legs, using them much as an actual cockroach does
January 14, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
In San Antonio, an entirely bookless library system
January 14, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
The Fisher Space Pen has been made famous by Apollo astronauts and Jerry Seinfeld. But just how does it work? And is NASA really spend millions making it?
January 11, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
One of the biggest challenges to a Mars mission is just how long it takes to get there
January 11, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
How does the Scoville Scale rate the relative spiciness of a chili pepper?
January 10, 2013 | By Twilight Greenaway
Decades before the debut of the Consumer Electronics Show, early adopters flocked to extravagant high-tech fairs in New York and Chicago
January 10, 2013 | By Matt Novak
Some Android phones have barometers, and scientists want to use your observations to predict the weather
January 08, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
When the President signed the fiscal cliff deal from 4,800 miles away, he did it with the help of a device that dates back to Thomas Jefferson
January 08, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
People wrote more than 40,000 words on average last year... in email
January 04, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Someday those pesky fallen needles may help save lives—or at least sterilize needles for annual flu shots
January 04, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Ever since they became a part of the city’s transit system, they have been iconic mainstays of its cityscape
January 04, 2013 | By Jeff Greenwald
If going to an asteroid is hard, maybe bringing an asteroid to us is easier?
January 03, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
The digital pioneer and visionary behind virtual reality has turned against the very culture he helped create
January 2013 | By Ron Rosenbaum
Symbolab allows users to search for equations using both numbers and symbols as well as text
December 31, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Designed to bulk up twice as fast as a regular fish, Frankenfish should get FDA approval soon
December 28, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Late December through January is the heaviest time of year for online dating websites
December 28, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth