Thought Innovation

What’s Science Got to Do With It?

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

3D contact lenses are already being designed for the U.S. military

10 Bright Ideas to Get You Through February

It's not easy to think happy thoughts this time of year. But here are some examples of innovative thinking that remind us it will get better

Are Apple's digital textbooks going to change the industry?

Teacher’s Got a Brand New Bag

Whether it's iPads replacing textbooks or college courses being offered free around the world, education is moving into some uncharted territory.

The BodyMedia Armband is yet another tool to help you track your health with personalized data.

So What Do We Do With All This Data?

Scientists think all the personal information now being shared on social networks or collected by sensors could help them predict the future

What can eye-tracking teach us?

Are Your Eyes Also a Window to Your Brain?

Research shows you can learn a few things about a person by watching where they're looking.

Daniel EK of Spotify

Innovators to Watch in 2012

Here are young entrepreneurs whose innovative thinking has them poised for big things this year

Product shot of the Lytro

Can This Invention Save Cameras?

With the Lytro camera, you no longer have to bother with focusing an image. Plus, your photos become interactive

How does free will function in the brain?

Just How Free is Free Will?

Researchers are finding that our behavior may be more hard-wired than we'd like to believe. If so, can we handle the truth?

The X-Box Kinect is one of the ABCs to watch in 2012

The ABCs of 2012, Part II

Here are more of the terms you should know if you want to feel plugged into innovations changing the way we live this year

The kindness of strangers can pay dividends.

A Game Where Nice Guys Finish First

Researchers found that when it comes to building social networks, people much prefer someone who likes to cooperate over a person who looks out for himself

New smart phone apps highlight the importance of good sleep.

Snooze Science Yields Doze Apps

Now you can reportedly track what your brain has been doing all night, all in the name of a good night's sleep

Boston Dynamic's Big Dog robot would carry supplies in the battlefield.

In the Military, Inventiveness of All Kinds Is a Weapon

Experts say a changing battlefield prompts calls for increasing emotional intelligence as well as technical prowess

Honda's Asimo robot

Robots Get the Human Touch

Robots are able to do a lot of things. But now they're taking on the biggest challenge of all: Figuring out how humans work

The Silver Lining Project that pumps sea water into the sky to create sun-reflecting clouds.

Engineering the Climate

The idea of manipulating the Earth's atmosphere has been derided as too risky and too arrogant. That may be changing

What causes fear?

Where Fear Lives

Scientists are testing innovative ways to keep frightening memories from controlling people's lives

Hand gestures could replace your house keys.

Nine Inventions Whose Time Has Come

Some are ingenious, some long overdue and some a bit strange. But all provide a glimpse of a different future

Gamers using FoldIt solved a riddle about the AIDS epidemic.

Can Crowdsourcing Really Spark Innovation?

Companies and scientists are using games and competitions to bring in fresh thinking from outsiders

Makerbot shot glasses

3D Printers Are Building the Future, One Part at a Time

Don't just download music. Download sculpture. Or a bicycle. That's the promise of 3D printing

What do we have against creativity?

Why We Don’t Like Creativity

Everyone talks about innovation, but most people seem uncomfortable with the creative forces that make it happen


How Smart Can a City Get?

Experts think it's only a matter of time before cities are being run by sensors connected to powerful computers

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