While many discoveries and innovations are the byproducts of careful research and development, there are plenty of inventions humanity has inadvertently stumbled upon. And these accidental inventions changed civilization as we know it.
Kelly Slater and Adam Fincham created a wave pool system that drags a massive metal hydrofoil blade through the water. As the swelling water sweeps over the precisely contoured lakebed, it transforms into a perfect surfing wave, every time.
With the development of a brand-new alloy that can exist as a liquid metal at room temperature, engineers at the Carnegie Mellon University have managed to create a new kind of liquid metal transistor.
Google's Science Journal app measures and records data in real time, and then turns all that input into consumer-friendly graphs and charts. It also includes a digital science notebook that can be filled with notes and photos.
The projects kids make at science fairs nowadays easily beat the smelly potato batteries and homemade volcanoes you remember making. From flying robots to a Lego spacecraft, these are some of our favorite science fair projects.
Just as your bottle of beer is tested and labeled for alcohol content before it makes it to the grocery store, legalized marijuana undergoes rigorous testing before it appears in a safe, accurately labelled jar at your local dispensary…
With 14 presenters on tap for this year's WebVisions conference in Portland, Oregon, those in attendance learned about everything from tech's growing role in activism to content strategy for paleontologists.
Over the next few decades, global food production will need to scale up tremendously to keep pace with humanity's growing population. Can technological advances help us feed all those hungry mouths, or are we doomed to starvation?