What will future technology look like and what will it do? Explore the possibilities.
If you'd bet $20 on the swarm intelligence platform's Superfecta picks, announced a day before the race, you'd have won more than $10,000. Yep, this just got interesting.
By Jonathan Strickland May 17, 2016
Dipping fruit in a 1-percent silk fibroin water solution could help with the world's massive food waste problem.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 6, 2016
Google's safe browsing tool flags any hanky-panky going on at a particular Web address. This week one of the sites it dubbed "partially dangerous" was Google.com.
By Jonathan Strickland Apr 20, 2016
Imagine slipping in a pair of ear buds for half an hour or so and feeling way better after. And not just from the tunes.
By Rachel Pendergrass Apr 20, 2016
A string of restaurants in Guangzhou, China, made headlines this month by terminating their robotic waitstaff. What does this mean for the future of robotic restaurants?
By Robert Lamb Apr 12, 2016
You know those little rings of sucker teeth on squid? They could prove useful for more than just snaring would-be prey.
By Robert Lamb Mar 17, 2016
Sure, Intel still makes processors, but what else has the company been up to? And what in the world is an adrenaline dress?
By Jonathan Strickland Feb 24, 2016
How do we teach our future robotic helpers to have a moral sense? We may have to treat them like human children, exposing them to the same human folk stories.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 24, 2016
Scientists have developed a new material that remembers shape through heat. Applications could range from wound dressings to awesome jeans.
By Jonathan Strickland Feb 17, 2016
A Japanese company is betting that it can produce half a million heads of lettuce every day in its new "vegetable factory" run mainly by robots.
By Rachel Pendergrass Feb 5, 2016
Men whose sperm are weak swimmers have a tougher time producing offspring. But German scientists want to equip these sperm with tiny motors to move them along.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 25, 2016
Ninety-five years ago today, theatergoers watched the first performance of a new play called "R.U.R.," the same one that introduced the world to the word "robot."
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 25, 2016
The wheeled robot VertiGo can drive on vertical surfaces with speed and agility. Could this be the basis for a hot new toy, or groundbreaking tech? Or both?
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 8, 2016
HowStuffWorks cruised the CES Unveiled event like kids in a candy store. Here's what they got excited about.
By Jonathan Strickland Jan 6, 2016
Infinitesimally tiny nanosubmersibles recently developed by scientists could be used in medical and other applications.
By Jonathan Strickland Dec 29, 2015
Are those visions of sugarplums? Eh, maybe they're just neurons firing. Either way, researchers in Copenhagen looked into the workings of Christmas spirit in the brain.
By Robert Lamb Dec 24, 2015
Does this new development mean we're well on our way to creating organic electronics? Perhaps every rose has its ... electro-cyborg tech.
By Jonathan Strickland Dec 23, 2015
Remember Elon Musk's idea for pods that would get you from L.A. to San Francisco in a mere 30 minutes? That proposal is still alive, and folks are itching to test it.
By Jonathan Strickland Dec 9, 2015
Yep, humans have shared information between brains without language. But it's nowhere near telepathy.
By Joe McCormick Dec 7, 2015
An experimental technology could not only remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but also use it to build everything from skyscrapers to cars.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 2, 2015
Those T-shaped hooks of Velcro really are ingenious. For their next trick, they'll help to repair human hearts.
By John Donovan Dec 1, 2015
Researchers are developing tiny flying robots that can do many things bees do — and even some things that they can't. Could they serve as stand-ins for the real insects?
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 1, 2015
Maybe the future of autonomous vehicles doesn't lie in private ownership, but in robo taxis and buses.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 5, 2015
We already can create a model of a human brain with a 3-D printer. But printing an actual living, working brain? That'll be a lot tougher.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 26, 2015
Scientists have developed a pill that helps high-risk groups avoid getting the virus.
By Alia Hoyt Oct 1, 2015
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