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Some countries generate more inventions than their economic stature might indicate.
New energy technologies need the support of sound economic policy to prevent further damage to our climate.
Novel products that create new markets often emerge from pioneering user inventions.
Web apps can displace all other forms of software if browser and Web technology continue to improve.
A123’s new factory exploits automation and advances in nanotechnology.
Glass-free 3D gaming, smart oven, high-definition Wi-Fi, GPS-equipped ski goggles, portable foldable solar panels, and more.
The founder of Ion Torrent says his DNA-sequencing technology will revolutionize genomics the way the microprocessor transformed computing.
See the construction of one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the coast of England.
Companies have made impressive technical progress, but are there enough customers?
WikiLeaks wants to undermine states and corporations by interfering with their ability to “think.” It may not survive, but its innovations will be imitated.
Getting advertisers to quit tracking you may be harder than you think.
Foursquare and other location-based social games on mobile phones can be compelling, but only when they harness the energy of countless offline games we’re already playing.
How a cheap microcontroller is making it possible for anyone to design and build hardware.
Combining optical and electrical circuits should speed supercomputers.
Atom-thick sheets of carbon make high-energy capacitors.
Scientists discover how some tumors become immune to medications.
The long-term value of an innovation often doesn’t become apparent until it has gone through many product cycles—including buggy versions that annoy early adopters.