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
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
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
Here are 10 things scientists have learned about trees this year. Thanks to climate change, it's not a pretty picture.
October 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
New research suggests that most people may not be as committed to their moral principles as they think they are
October 01, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In an excerpt from his new book, David Byrne explains why sometimes, he prefers hearing nothing
October 2012 | By David Byrne
A new breed of scientists says that if you really want to understand why people make financial decisions, you need to see what's going on inside their brains.
September 28, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The new type of temporary electronics could be implanted in the body or used to monitor the environment without a need for cleanup afterward
September 27, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Here's the latest on robots that work with humans, a revolutionary camera, home 3-D printers, mobile wallets and Google's driverless car.
September 25, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Meet George Jetson! The first installment of our 24-part series on the show that would forever change how we view the future
September 24, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Thanks to GPS, sensors, artificial intelligence and even algorithms based on the behavior of E. coli, it's possible to imagine the end of commuting madness.
September 20, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
September 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
By stimulating neural activity with electrodes, researchers boosted the mental skills of rhesus monkeys under the influence of cocaine
September 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg