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
The Ford Motor Company envisioned a Batmobile in every garage.
October 25, 2011 | By Matt Novak
The paper plate was invented in 1904, and Americans now throw away an estimated trillion disposable plates and utensils per year
October 21, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Don't just download music. Download sculpture. Or a bicycle. That's the promise of 3D printing
October 20, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
They're not ready for prime time, but electric cars are starting to pick up speed.
October 18, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Solar-powered huts built by a Montana-based construction company provide two big needs: water and cellphone power
October 13, 2011 | By Meera Subramanian
Everyone talks about innovation, but most people seem uncomfortable with the creative forces that make it happen
October 12, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Experts think it's only a matter of time before cities are being run by sensors connected to powerful computers
October 11, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
The innovator wasn't just this generation's Thomas Edison, he was also its Walt Disney
October 06, 2011 | By Matt Novak
NASA and the Defense Department want scientists to start dreaming the next impossible dream: Exploring another solar system.
October 05, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
A utopian vision of Boston promises no slums, no traffic jams, no late mail deliveries and, best of all, night baseball games
October 04, 2011 | By Matt Novak
Pet products are already a huge business. Innovations like pet GPS and remote feeding devices are making it even bigger
October 03, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Sharpen your cooking skills, get a culinary degree, learn to write about food or feed your inner geek with these courses
September 30, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
We're moving closer to the day when flying robots will make decisions on their own
September 29, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
New technology is taking the farmer-consumer relationship to another level
September 28, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
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
Patents are supposed to turn ideas into inventions. But in the tech world, they've become the weapons of choice when companies like Google and Apple face off.
September 14, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
The commitment to ensure that a 9/11 never happens again has spurred innovation in many directions, from analyzing data at incredible speeds to devising 3-D face recognition software.
September 12, 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