Maker Faire mixes youthful enterprise with accessible tech. Now more than ever, it's kids doing the mad science.
The Prius X Parlee bicycle combines light-weight design with brain-control gear shifting.
Scientists compress the oil-forming process with a deep water bacteria to create electrofuel, a possible post oil era alternative.
"Green Hawks" at Pentagon see energy security in biofuel alternatives for a post-oil world.
In his post-oil world, a Texan never buys gas for his all-electric Nissan Leaf – and still gets a thrill out of putting the pedal to the metal.
More than a dozen new plug-in electric car models will hit the market by 2012, offering drivers a true post oil experience.
Contentious debates about "peak oil" aside, imagining how the world looks post oil is increasingly easy as alternatives to fossil fuel develop rapidly.
Concepts already developed give a glue to a world, post oil – from roads made of solar panels, to air-powered cars, and iPhones powered by a wave of the arm.
Google Wallet should make safe, mobile payments easy.
How Japan's AKB48 has created a new level of artificial human – and what it tells us about the infamous Uncanny Valley.
Hackers are usually shadowy, secretive figures. So why are Anonymous and LulzSec dancing in the lime light, painting themselves as charismatic outlaws?
Fourth of July fireworks now have new effects, new technology, and new colors. These advances have revolutionized fireworks in the recent years.
Stolen phone? Lost laptop? Missing camera? New software and services can pinpoint your purloined tech.
'Bacon' describes the mass e-mail you want instead of the spam you don't.
After decades of abandoned plans and crushed prototypes, tidal powers finds new footing off the shores of Eastport, Maine.
Whisper Systems donated its software to help Egyptian dissidents spread the word without the government listening in.
Israel could be the first country with a nationwide electric car network, thanks to Better Place. A battery swapping station just opened outside Tel Aviv.
In low-tech villages, biometrics and mobile money can level market spikes and allow a way for people to bypass the grid and still eat.
From a giant "SOS" carved on the ground in Kyrgyzstan to mortar-shell spray in Sri Lanka, human rights can be served by a satellite "spy" camera for proof and prevention of atrocities.
Five forms of new technology that can change the world: From the computer that beats humans on "Jeopardy!" to cellphone apps for African pick-and-hoe farmers, to satellites that spy on human rights abusers.