[Categories] > Technology & Computing

Oil from Garbage (June 4, 2004)
Modern-day alchemy

Superautomatic Coffee Machines (June 7, 2004)
The lazy way to make a perfect cup of coffee

Bionic Eyes (June 8, 2004)
Seeing is believing

Eye Language (June 10, 2004)
Look what you're saying

Iris Scans (June 11, 2004)
A new angle on photo identification

Milk in a Box (June 19, 2004)
Losing the bottle

Invisible Computing (June 20, 2004)
Putting information processing in its place

Six Degrees of Separation (June 21, 2004)
Is it a small world after all?

Social Networking Systems (June 23, 2004)
Getting to know you, digitally

Global Energy Network (June 24, 2004)
World peace through sharing electrons

Oil Sands (July 2, 2004)
Alberta's tarry treasure

Robots that Smell (July 9, 2004)
Artificial noses and beyond

Lightsabres (July 20, 2004)
The myth and technology of the Jedi weapon

White LEDs (July 22, 2004)
How to make a blue light special

Eye-to-Eye Video (July 23, 2004)
Solving the eye contact problem

The Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers (August 2, 2004)
How a Paris abbey became a science museum

Monolithic Concrete Domes (August 3, 2004)
Creating buildings out of thin air

The Kepler Mission (August 13, 2004)
Searching for other habitable planets

Decimal Time (August 25, 2004)
Solutions for people who need 100 hours in a day

The Theremin (August 31, 2004)
Electronic music's original user interface

Revenge of the Analog Clock (September 4, 2004)
Time for a pie chart

Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellers (September 5, 2004)
The convenient, pocket-sized, battery-powered hoax

Powder Coating (September 7, 2004)
Paint's shocking competitor

Silicone Baking Products (September 10, 2004)
The quiet revolution

Ventless Clothes Dryers (September 11, 2004)
Laundry without the hot air

Perpetual Motion Machines (September 24, 2004)
The endless quest for free energy

NextBus (October 4, 2004)
Friendlier mass transit through technology

Automatic Transmissions for Bicycles (October 5, 2004)
Reinventing the two-wheeler

Car Sharing Programs (October 6, 2004)
The stress-free alternative to car ownership

The Evolution of Scrolling (October 7, 2004)
Reinventing the wheel

The Egely Wheel (October 8, 2004)
Vital energy measurement for the masses

Flywheel Batteries (October 9, 2004)
A new spin on energy storage

Array Microphones (October 11, 2004)
The more (microphones) the merrier

Holophonic Sound (October 12, 2004)
3D audio with just two speakers

Cochlear Implants (October 14, 2004)
The sound and the fury

The Great Clock of Westminster (October 27, 2004)
Big Ben and beyond

Freeze Drying (November 5, 2004)
The amazing science of lyophilization

Image-Stabilizing Binoculars (November 9, 2004)
Complex solutions to a simple problem

The Steadicam (November 11, 2004)
Taking unwanted motion out of motion pictures

Pedometers (November 14, 2004)
Your mileage may vary

Donate-a-Click Programs (November 21, 2004)
The humane side of internet advertising

Micropayment Systems (November 22, 2004)
Giving your two cents, digitally

Text-Based Ads (November 24, 2004)
Taming Web advertising

Affiliate Programs (November 25, 2004)
The benign internet marketing virus?

The Color Purple (November 29, 2004)
Shades of royalty and mythology

Weblogs Revisited (December 5, 2004)
The phenomenon of public digital journals

Wikis (December 7, 2004)
Free-for-all Web editing that works

3-D Printers (December 8, 2004)
Rapid prototyping and beyond

TidBITS (December 9, 2004)
The joy of text

Take Control Ebooks (December 10, 2004)
Electronic publishing that works

Intaglio Printing (December 11, 2004)
Duplicating under pressure

Personal Flying Machines (December 13, 2004)
George Jetson, Buck Rogers, and you

Hoverboards (December 15, 2004)
The next generation of skateboards?

Urban Monorail Systems (December 18, 2004)
The rise of Personal Rapid Transit

The Great Cork Debate (December 26, 2004)
Thinking outside the bottle

The Invention of the Wheel (December 30, 2004)
The best thing until sliced bread

Geodesic Domes (January 5, 2005)
Building outside the box

Straw Bale Houses (January 7, 2005)
The power of banding together

Online Lost-and-Found Services (January 9, 2005)
A better way to get your stuff back

Geocaching (January 11, 2005)
Adventures with GPS and hiking boots

Printing Skin Tissue (January 15, 2005)
Human organs from 3-D printers

Tsunami Warning Systems (January 20, 2005)
Looking for the next big wave

Code-Free DVD Players (February 14, 2005)
Overcoming the frustrations of DVD distribution

Cascading Style Sheets (February 15, 2005)
Bringing sanity back to Web design

Titanium Art (February 16, 2005)
The colorful process of anodization

Rebreathers (February 17, 2005)
Taking scuba to new depths

The Sinking City of Venice (March 21, 2005)
Atlantis redux

Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion (March 26, 2005)
Motors without moving parts

Egocasting (April 1, 2005)
Personalized entertainment

Fire Pistons (April 3, 2005)
The primitive hi-tech fire starters

Vegetable Oil as Diesel Fuel (April 4, 2005)
Fries and a fill-up

Microbial Fuel Cells (April 5, 2005)
Electricity from bugs

Murano Glass (April 8, 2005)
The mirror of Venice

SETI (April 20, 2005)
The real-life quest to find E.T.

Optical Telegraphs (April 22, 2005)
18th century wireless telecommunications

Clepsydras (April 26, 2005)
Watching time flow with water clocks

The Longitude Problem (April 27, 2005)
Finding your way around the world with a watch

The Antikythera Mechanism (April 28, 2005)
Computer from ancient Greece

The Paperclip (May 1, 2005)
The twisted tale of paper's best friend

Bakelite (May 2, 2005)
The Plastic Age

House of the Future (May 3, 2005)
Disneyland's 1957 all-plastic house

Space Pens (May 4, 2005)
What to use when your writing lacks gravity

The Wet Collodion Process (May 6, 2005)
Developing a better negative

The Autogyro (May 10, 2005)
Taking the proto-helicopter for a spin

Leonardo's Robots (May 12, 2005)
Renaissance man meets mechanical man

Optical Painters' Aids (May 21, 2005)
A matter of perspective

Solar Sails (June 19, 2006)
The next big thing in space travel

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (June 21, 2006)
Engineering marvel of the Canal Age

Project Habakkuk (June 26, 2006)
Building aircraft carriers out of ice

Doble Steam Cars (September 1, 2006)
The steam engine's last stand

The Swedish Ship Götheborg (September 13, 2006)
Rebuilding history

Kite Sails (October 11, 2006)
A second wind for large ships

Ethanol Batteries (November 17, 2006)
High-energy cocktails

Cochineal (August 10, 2007)
Insect-based color

The Dvorak Keyboard Controversy (August 27, 2007)
Chasing QWERTY

Starlite (January 21, 2008)
The mystery miracle heatproof plastic