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What will future technology look like and what will it do? Explore the possibilities.


New, Free Tool Gives Everyone a Satellite View of Illegal Fishing

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a billion-dollar, global problem. Can Global Fishing Watch change that situation for the better? See more »

This Camera Can Read a Book Without Opening It

Seems impossible, but a new camera can actually penetrate a book's contents without opening it. HowStuffWorks Now explains how it's done. See more »

Seoul Tries to Battle Smartphone Zombies

Sixty percent of "petextrians" engage in unsafe smartphones use while walking in public. Are you one of them? See more »

Slithering Medical Robots Could Snake Inside Your Body Some Day

How can a robot use wave motion like a snake? Learn more about a robot inspired by snake movements in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Voxels, Acoustics and Hippopotamus Bugles

What's next for 3-D objects? Getting sounds out of them. HowStuffWorks Now explains. See more »

Roam Free, Bessie: Startup Creates Leather in the Lab

A new company is literally saving cow hides. HowStuffWorks Now looks at how it's done. See more »

We'll Need Sideways Elevators to Build Cities of the Future

Can cable-free elevators move in any direction? Learn more about elevators that can also move horizontally in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Fingerprint ID System for Babies Being Developed

Tiny criminal masterminds? HowStuffWorks Now talks with a developer of a fingerprinting system for infants. See more »

Creepy Synthetic Dog Cadaver Could Revolutionize Vet Training

How could a synthetic dog cadaver end terminal surgery labs? Learn more about terminal labs and veterinary science in this HowStuffWorksNow article. See more »

How Glowforge Reimagined Laser Tech to Break Crowdfunding Records

3-D laser printer Glowforge set record crowdfunding amounts. Learn more about Glowforge in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »