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Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant

Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant

Robots do all kinds of amazing things, but this is the first one to actually grow.
Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It

Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It

And you thought plain black was the darkest color known to man. Blink again.
Soon, You Could Own a Device That Scans Your Food for Gluten

Soon, You Could Own a Device That Scans Your Food for Gluten

Two MIT alums want to create a technology and community that will keep people with gluten sensitivities and other food allergies safe.
Wi-Fi Revealed Through Stunning Photos

Wi-Fi Revealed Through Stunning Photos

A researcher in the United Kingdom built a device that transforms wireless networks into light and sound.
A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body

A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body

Is this miniscule magnetic cyborg swimmer the future of medicine delivery, egg fertilization and scar-free surgery -- all in one?
How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.
Lego to Release a 'Female Scientist' Mini-Figure Set

Lego to Release a 'Female Scientist' Mini-Figure Set

That's right: female Lego figurines will soon do more than shop and go to the beach.
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
The Scientific Reason You Should Trust Your Gut

The Scientific Reason You Should Trust Your Gut

Your immediate thoughts and reaction have merit for reasons that harken back to our ancestors' days.
Check This: Solar Cells the Size of a Pencil Point

Check This: Solar Cells the Size of a Pencil Point

A North Carolina-based company says it has produced the world’s most efficient solar cells -- and they’re the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Why We Need Another Sputnik Moment

Why We Need Another Sputnik Moment

We need to catalyze a national response to declining tech education for young Americans at a time when science, engineering and math are considered uncool.
What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.
Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Five things you should know about this growing segment that aims to modify life itself.
Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

A high-tech toilet is an innovative solution to an age-old problem. And it's nothing to pooh-pooh.
Welcome to Miley Cyrus 101: 5 Bizarre College Courses

Welcome to Miley Cyrus 101: 5 Bizarre College Courses

From wine tasting to the sociology of Miley Cyrus.
Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?

Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?

A PayScale study aims to put a new kind of price tag on our nation's universities.
How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

Forget pilot season. The Science Channel is developing a new TV series inspired by the 'I F--ing Love Science' Facebook page.
Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.
This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'

This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'

Craig Venter, best known for being one of the first people to sequence the human genome, launched a new company Tuesday that will focus on how we can live longer and healthier lives.
Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

This startup is developing products that allow people to monitor damage to their DNA, and is crowdsourcing the huge amounts of data required to make those results meaningful.
Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

A Danish man who lost his arm in an accident was able to feel objects by way of surgically implanted sensors connected to a bionic hand.

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