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
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
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
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
Counterterrorism strategy now includes everything from trolling on extremists' websites to studying how the brain responds to storytelling
July 30, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A treatment for the devastating disease has eluded scientists for almost two decades. But new research offers hope that they finally may be on the right path.
July 19, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
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
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
The famed author and advocate for people with autism looks at the differences in how the human mind operates
July 2012 | By Temple Grandin
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
They sure make pretty pictures, but are we exaggerating what they can really tell us about what's going on inside our heads?
June 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
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
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
The power of the synthesizing mind and the building blocks of combinatorial creativity
June 06, 2012 | By Maria Popova
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