Airships can patrol the upper atmosphere, monitoring the ground or peering at the stars for a fraction of a cost of satellites, according to a new report. All that’s needed is a prize to kick-start innovation.
SpaceX’s reusable booster rocket, the first of its kind, could pave the way for radically cheaper access to space.
Glass is still a pain to use, but a few apps reveal what it could become.
Engineers have built a powerful microscopic engine that relies on the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen. One problem: nobody knows how it works.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
Bitcoin itself may fail as a currency, but the underlying technology is beginning to suggest valuable new applications.
The Fukushima disaster led Japan to shut down nuclear power plants, but three years of rising costs and carbon dioxide emissions are forcing it to reverse course.
Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists.
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.
WebTV’s creator thinks his forthcoming wireless technology will give us faster, better mobile Internet access.