We still have to wait a bit for Google Goggles, but augmented reality is moving mainstream, even bringing museum dinosaurs to life
August 14, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The Meshworm uses artificial muscles and peristalsis to creep quietly along the ground
August 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Some think that little computer you carry around with you is about to bring a sea change in the doctor-patient relationship. Is data power?
August 10, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
How a three-time Olympic competitor designed an innovative new whitewater system using underwater bricks
August 09, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
NASA has produced an app that helps scientists and amateurs alike keep track of time on the Red Planet
August 09, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
In the 21st century, everyone will be smarter—even animals.
August 08, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A new technology combines thousands of individual images to create a zoom-able picture of living tissue, down to the cellular level
August 07, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Soon new cars will have Internet access so carmakers are developing ways to reduce distractions. Like turning on the radio with the wink of an eye
August 06, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Landsat satellites have been taking photos of Earth for a long time, but only now can you watch zoomable, time-lapse images of the planet's transformation.
August 03, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A modern Sherlock Holmes requires a modern tool. Today, his iconic problem-solving magnifying glass has been replaced by the indispensable cell phone
August 02, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
The new trend of modifying cutlery has a new look with the Chork, which combines the scandalous fork with age-old chopsticks to produce a seemingly more effective modern hybrid
August 01, 2012 | By Ayesha Venkataraman
Sherlock Holmes’s extraordinary deductions would be impossible without the optical technologies of the 19th century
July 31, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
How the Nova, the latest in artificial climbing wall design, goes from in-home gym to living room gallery
July 31, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Counterterrorism strategy now includes everything from trolling on extremists' websites to studying how the brain responds to storytelling
July 30, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
One of the more innovative urban architectural trends has been the planting of vertical gardens. Now a study confirms they're more than show; they can have a big impact on cleaning up city air.
July 26, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
It may seem like getting around is the same old grind every day. But take heart. There's a lot of original thinking going on about how we go places.
July 23, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
How filmmakers created a gorgeous, dystopian future
July 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Design innovation often seems like a path with no end, but in competitive swimwear, we've found the point where ingenuity fundamentally changes the nature of the sport
July 16, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
A lot of police departments hope so. They're starting to invest in software that uses algorithms to forecast where crimes are most likely to happen.
July 16, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
With their populations aging rapidly in coming decades, many countries, including the U.S., will rely heavily on technology to take care of seniors.
July 12, 2012 | By Randy Rieland