If you thought Google Glass and driverless cars were out there, then you ain't seen nothing yet. How about a throat tattoo microphone or a keyboard that projects on your hand? These are two other strange patents Google owns. What are some others?
Imagine heating or cooling yourself at any time without relying on air conditioning. That's the premise behind Wristify, a thermoelectric bracelet that regulates body temperature (or at least your perception of it) with rapid hot or cold pulses.
Light speed is considered the universal speed limit of everything, but if you make a hard-and-fast rule, someone will try to disprove it, or at least find a loophole. Is information transfer capable of pulling into the passing lane?
People often think of virtual reality as a solely recreational pursuit, but doctors and scientists are using the technology in a variety of therapeutic ways, helping people recover from psychological and physical ailments.
Whether people are posting for silly reasons or serious ones, there's no question that Twitter is a social media staple. But how did it get there? And has it really revolutionized the way we communicate online?
Making it around the world in 80 days really isn’t anything to brag about today: The ISS does it in less than 90 minutes. But for those of us who are a little closer to the ground, we’re always looking for ways to make travel faster -- and in some rare cases, into something completely new.
Health care trends often seem unpredictable -- unless you're a futurist, that is. While they're not fortune-tellers, these educated guessers have interesting ideas about what the future world of health could look like.
Today's computers would blow the minds of early computing pioneers, and the machines of tomorrow will do things we can't imagine today. As computing power climbs to ever-more-stellar heights, how will it affect our world and the way we live?