All are inventive minds pushing technology in fresh directions, some to solve stubborn problems, others to make our lives a little fuller
December 27, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Canadian researchers have created a computer model that performs tasks like a human brain. It also sometimes forgets things.
December 14, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
From glasses that fight jet lag to a plant that waters itself to a rocking chair that fires up the iPad, here are presents no one will forget.
December 07, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Bryan Stevenson, the winner of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in social justice, has taken his fight all the way to the Supreme Court
December 2012 | By Chris Hedges
Born in desperation and long mocked, the social media platform has become a popular research and intelligence-gathering tool.
November 30, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Retailers are mining personal data to learn everything about you so they can help you help yourself to their products.
November 27, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Get ready for the day when your big screen and your small screens work together to connect you with shows and products.
November 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
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
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
Man's best friend is becoming a key player in fighting cancer, allowing scientists to speed up the process of connecting the dots between genetics and disease.
September 17, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
When models wore Google's goggles on the runway, it signaled that the next wave of digital devices may actually go post-geek.
September 13, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are taking a closer look at the extremely rare people who remember everything from their pasts. And yes, their brains are different.
September 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Three lone inventors took the gadget that had changed little since it was invented more than 80 years ago and transformed it into a gnarly, big air machine
September 2012 | By Ariel Sabar
Age has not tempered the Dutch architect, who at 67 continues to shake up the cultural landscape with his provocative designs
September 2012 | By Nicolai Ouroussoff
Gene detectives tracking a deadly outbreak at the National Institutes of Health were reminded of how much we don't know about how infections spread through a hospital.
August 31, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
More and more top American universities are offering courses online for free. Going to college will never be the same again
August 27, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Sensors in sports shoes get all the attention, but other devices can actually identify you by how you walk and help Alzheimer’s patients find their way home
August 23, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Along with motion-sensing cameras and projectors creating augmented reality, they'll likely be among the tools training chefs of the future.
August 20, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
This new research reveals how little we know about the brain and how it affects our daily lives
August 17, 2012 | By Randy Rieland