Welcome to the "data-driven life" – where you can personally measure your heart rate, calorie consumption, caffeine intake, or spending habits using technology. All this data has the potential to help you improve yourself – or drive you crazy.
Simple DIY devices can profoundly affect people's lives, improving their health and living conditions. We've gathered 10 homebuilt technologies that can be put together using easy-to-find resources and limited science and engineering know-how.
Touch-screen technology makes navigating devices like smartphones and tablet PCs easy as pie, but there's a dirty downside. Is there a way to avoid the smudges and prints that our fingers leave behind?
Among other cool things it can do, nanotech may one day allow doctors to stop brain cancer without physically entering the patient's skull or to attack lung cancer without opening someone's chest. Take that, cancer cells!