Featured by Lauren Aaronson
Brilliant 10: Shawn Douglas Programs DNA Nanorobots To Kill Cancer
The clamshell-shaped machine made of DNA is the first to work with a mission in mind.
2012 Invention Awards: A Recovery-Accelerating Modular Cast
The cast can be removed piece by piece for sectional healing
How It Works: World’s Fastest Elevator
The first commercial passenger elevator, installed by Otis Elevator Company in 1857, climbed 40 feet a minute. The elevators that...
A Dozen Science and Tech Stories to Expect in 2012
The coming year is going to be a big one in all kinds of areas, from space to supercomputing, research...
Data Derbies: How Companies Crowdsource Algorithms
Data contests can mean big money for developers--and big solutions for companies
Brilliant 10: Sun Diver
Flying a heat-resistant probe near the sun will reveal the physics of solar plasma
2011 Invention Awards: A Better Mechanical Hand
A prosthetic hand that’s as functional as an electronic model—but at a fraction of the cost
Video: Augmented Reality App For Librarians Instantly Shows Which Books Are Misfiled
E-books, iPads and Kindles may be the way of the future, but most of the world’s knowledge is still stored...
How It Works: The Make-All 3-D Printer
The Objet Connex churns out complex objects by spraying eight million plastic droplets a second
LEDs Dethrone Compact Fluorescents as King of Eco-Friendly Lightbulbs
Never mind that twisty compact fluorescent. The new energy-efficient way to light your home is with LEDs. An upcoming crop...