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
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