TechnologyTechnological applications and advances in computers, agriculture, industry and transportation
Pitcairn Island is populated by 50 people, has a handful of hostels, a general store and a café and, frankly, could really use a few visitors
December 22, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
In 1912, the French chocolate company Lombart printed a series of six collectible cards envisioning daily life one hundred years in the future.
December 19, 2011 | By Matt Novak
Arthur Radebaugh's vision of a road-creating machine may not have been a figment of just his imagination- a Disney-produced television program had a similar idea
December 16, 2011 | By Matt Novak
Both fuyu and hachiya persimmons are usually available in late fall and early winter. Here are a few ways to use either variety
December 02, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Giving factory flour the heave-ho, small farmers from New England to the Northwest are growing long-forgotten varieties of wheat
December 2011 | By Jerry Adler
The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
November 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
The next Pritzker Prize for architecture will be awarded in the Chinese capital, a tribute to its new crop of award-worthy structures
November 23, 2011 | By Susan Spano
The attraction of beachcombing is that one isn't perusing an actual garbage dump; much of what one sifts through on a remote stretch of sand are valuables lost at sea
November 22, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
In remote fishing camps along the shoreline, a few older fishermen remember a red-haired Englishman who tramped through 30 years ago, disappearing around the next point.
November 17, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
A forward-looking lesson plan predicted that "computers will soon play as significant and universal a role in schools as books do today"
November 16, 2011 | By Matt Novak
An inventor's plans for traveling inside a giant bullet would have made a trip across the Bay a fast one
November 14, 2011 | By Matt Novak
For five years, a popular comic strip gave us a preview of life in Suburbatopia
November 04, 2011 | By Matt Novak
A bold vision for a propeller-driven train never quite got off the ground
November 02, 2011 | By Matt Novak
It's versatile and found in cuisines throughout the globe. Stuff it, fry it, shred it and more
November 02, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
In Sonoma County, apple growers battle against the wine industry and cheap Chinese imports
November 02, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
The final voyage of a World War II biplane evokes the exploits of the legendary fighting force
November 2011 | By Owen Edwards
The father of virtual reality believed technology promised infinite possibilities. Now, he worries that it's entrapping us.
October 28, 2011 | By Matt Novak
Who doesn't miss the retro glories of the early Jet Age celebrated in the ABC series? But enough with the sexy stewardesses already
October 27, 2011 | By Susan Spano
The Ford Motor Company envisioned a Batmobile in every garage.
October 25, 2011 | By Matt Novak
The famous inventor envisioned a future of inexpensive, prefabricated concrete homes.
October 21, 2011 | By Matt Novak