The Pebble smart watch is on a roll.

Next Up? The Smart Watch

If the crowd-funding spike for the Pebble smart watch is any indication, wearable tech is about to go mainstream

Reverse innovation in action: An ultrasound scanner shrinks to smartphone size.

When Innovation Flows Uphill

Think that all the best inventions happen in rich countries and trickle down to poor ones? Think again

Frankenstein is the same. It’s his story that changes.

E-Book Recreates a Monster

Frankenstein is back, but this time his story is interactive, as publishers scramble to "enhance" novels

It's not pretty, but it could inspire an amazing medical innovation.

When Animals Inspire Inventions

Whether it's tiny robots swimming inside our bodies or super-efficient 3D solar panels, nature never stops providing answers

The ballpark of the future in Miami

Welcome to the 21st Century Ballpark

The new Marlins Park in Miami isn't another retro stadium. No, it's high-tech and arty and a little bit wacky

The brain is more grid than tangle of spaghetti.

The Brain is Full of Surprises

New research suggests the brain is more organized than previously thought and alsothat a full memory can reside within only a few neurons

Some things never change: Disneyland's parking lot in the '50s.

Time to Reinvent the Parking Lot

Some urban planners and architects say we can do a lot better than asphalt slabs and concrete boxes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitches the power of frictionless sharing.

A Little Less Friction, Please

The big buzzword in digital technology now is "frictionless," meaning the less we humans have to deal with, the better

How long before robots show a full range of emotions?

When Robots Get Morals

The rapid development of artificial intelligence is bringing us closer to the day when machines will be able to think for themselves

Where time speeds up and motion slows down

When Cameras Trick Us and We Love It

Technological wizardry is allowing us to see the natural world in stunningly new ways

Is more than overeating to blame?

Is There More to Obesity Than Too Much Food?

Recent research suggests that chemicals used to protect, process and package food could be helping to create fat cells

A screengrab of the Highlight app for the iPhone

Need a Little Social Discovery in Your Life?

The buzz at the SXSW conference this year is about mobile apps that tell you when there are people nearby you really should meet

Will we see an artificial version?

Building a Human Brain

Could supercomputers create an artificial brain that can learn new behavior and develop cognitive skills? Some scientists say not if, but when

How much of your information is shared online?

Somebody’s Tracking You

Technology now allows companies to follow your behavior on the Web and customize ads for you based on that data. When does that become invasion of privacy?

The Makani Airborne Wind Turbine

Welcome to the Feel Good Future

At TED and other geek gab events, the focus is not on what is, but rather what's possible. Here are five inventions whose time may soon be coming

The Ford Focus Electric will be hitting the markets later this year

Will High Gas Prices Jolt Electric Cars?

This is the year we should find out if plug-in cars are for real. And it doesn't hurt when gas goes over $4 a gallon

Is there a way to make the pain go away?

Pain and the Brain

Our nervous system can hold on to pain memories for a long time. But scientists may have found a way to make pain go away for good

Will personal rapid transit -- or "pods" -- ever come to the United States?

Is the U.S. Out of Love with Cutting-Edge Transit?

It feels like it. But there is plenty of innovative thinking shaping the future of public transportation. You just need to look elsewhere to find it

Is there an end in sight for Alzheimer's?

The Race For an Alzheimer’s Miracle

Researchers have made a flurry of discoveries related to memory loss recently. But will they really help us find a way to keep brains from shutting down?

What’s Science Got to Do With It?

Can anyone really make sense of romance? Researchers keep trying because, frankly, we want answers

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