As nasty weather, from droughts to violent storms, becomes more likely, tech companies are developing tools to help us deal with the worst nature has to offer.
July 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A system developed by engineers in India automatically detects when a driver's phone is in use and uses a low-range mobile jammer to prevent calls and texts
July 06, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Batteries, so much a part of our daily lives, are being transformed. Now scientists say they've created one out of spray paint.
July 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Andrew Blum, author of the new book "Tubes," spent two years exploring the physical constructions around the world that enable the Internet to exist
July 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Over 70 percent of the processed food in America already contains ingredients that have been genetically modified. So why is the biotech industry nervous about its future?
June 29, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In a recent experiment, genetic mutation and artificial selection were harnessed to make semiconductors
June 28, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The co-founder of Microsoft worried that, in the information age, people would prefer synthesized reality.
June 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Single-serving coffee pods are the most recent form of instant coffee. Its history is much shorter than the espresso shot, though in its own way, just as inventive
June 27, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Upside down skyscrapers. Vacuum tubes whisking away trash. Welcome to the future of cities as they begin exploring the next urban frontier.
June 26, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In some cases, they're learning to work with humans. In others, they're taking over the whole plant
June 21, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Converse with some of the world's most sophisticated artificial intelligence programs—and decide how human they seem
June 21, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
In the 19th century, coffee was big business in Europe. As inventors sought to improve brews and reduce brewing time, the espresso was born
June 19, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Fatherhood remains a ripe subject for scientific research. Here are 10 recent studies on the transformation from man to dad
June 14, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The product was a life-saving technology that avoided the transmission of disease from communal "tin dippers"
June 13, 2012 | By Peter Smith
The spaghetti-slinging robot drew crowds at Grazie’s Italian Restaurant in Tokyo
June 12, 2012 | By Matt Novak
In a Facebook world, you'd think there wouldn't be much of a future for nonfiction storytelling. But several startups are trying to keep the long narrative alive.
June 11, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
It's World Oceans Day and here are 10 things scientists know about what's happening under the sea that they didn't a year ago.
June 08, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
With Saab's new digital panorama, the local air traffic controller may soon go the way of the technical support specialist.
June 04, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Not a lot of research has been done on lucid dreaming, but new devices are now helping people influence what's going on in their heads while they sleep.
June 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Apple's Siri is far from perfect, but It's shown the potential of voice recognition software and artificial intelligence. Coming soon: Real conversations with our cars.
June 01, 2012 | By Randy Rieland