January 28, 2015

6:00 PM | How To Master Your Third Arm
In the 2002 movie Minority Report, Tom Cruise plays with a futuristic computer like a maestro. With a flick of his wrist, data moves from one screen to the next, and a…

January 23, 2015

4:23 PM | A Robotic Water Snake To Sniff Out Pollution [Video]
As it glides through the pool, its resemblance to an eel is eerie--an eel, perhaps, that someone borrowed from a backyard tool shed. This is the amphiBot -- a nearly…
3:50 PM | Football Physics And The Science Of Deflategate
News reports say that 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots in their AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts were deflated, showing about 2…

January 22, 2015

3:56 PM | Where's The Best Of What's New?
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January 16, 2015

3:00 PM | Smartphone App Helps Visually Impaired Avoid Low-Hanging Obstacles
A smartphone app may provide a new answer to an old problem for the visually impaired: tree branches at head height. While guide dogs and walking canes can prevent a…

January 14, 2015

10:45 PM | The 10 Best Cars At The Detroit Auto Show
Detroit, as we call the North American International Auto Show, has always been a spectacle of automotive muscle and mischief. This year's biggest story didn't stray: It was the twin-turbo V6. It's now the engine of choice for the Acura NSX, the Ford GT, and the Infiniti Q60, among others, and a testament to how far engine technology has come. The engines we saw this year can wring so much power—600 horsepower, in the case of the GT—out of relatively modest mills, and their […]

January 13, 2015

3:27 PM | Issue Alert: Have We Found Alien Life?
Letter From The Editor Aliens Among Us Now The Best Drone For Aspiring Filmmakers Obsessed Gesture Control For Mobile Devices Pablos Holman Wants You To Break Your…
3:00 PM | Changing Food By Changing Its pH
In the kitchen, we're much more familiar with acids than we are with alkaline ingredients. Acids include vinegar, lemon juice--all kinds of things that we use to brighten…

January 06, 2015

11:25 PM | CES 2015: The Tech Of The Future
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January 01, 2015

3:09 PM | The Ideas And Breakthroughs That Will Shape The World In 2015
From Ebola to virtual reality, here's what the year has in store for science…

December 30, 2014

6:55 PM | Gear Guide: How To Stream Like A Pro Gamer
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