Gideon Sundback is certainly the inventor of the modern 'zipper.' Except Sundback didn't invent the name.
Waterproof gadgets without bulky cases. Companies now offer a nanocoating that wraps devices in an invisible armor 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
The ‘Transient Rainbow’ firework technique uses 1,000 shells in 15 seconds.
New home entertainment technology aims to transform a 3-D viewer’s experience.
The Cloud, an ambitious structure planned for 2012 Olympics, has airy spheres, spiral walkways, data projection.
Surging demand for cars in rapidly growing nations will mean a robust car industry in 20 years. The US will have a piece of it – though smaller than today – and the models it turns out will be much greener as the iconic industry reinvents itself.
Success off 'Monsters vs. Aliens' confirms digital 3-D's draw, and studios are leaping at the opportunity.
Scientists use tiny organisms to create fuel, viruses to make batteries.
Tiny DNA robots could be the future of assembly lines.
Germans engineer an organic alternative from a paper waste product.
Working in garages or big labs, hundreds have tried to ‘improve’ the game. Few have succeeded.
The GBU-54 – used for the first time in Iraq on Aug. 12 – will help US forces hit moving targets and minimize civilian casualties, say military officials.
New method to time traffic lights could help Americans burn less gasoline.
Researchers attempt to make meat without killing livestock.
ZENN Motors says its electric car will cruise for 250 miles on a single five-minute charge. Skeptics cry shenanigans.
Deciphering latent script on ancient parchment makes curator Will Noel's job an Indiana Jones-style adventure
Small innovators rule so far in the entries for the Progressive Automotive X Prize for the most fuel-efficient car.
A Smith College professor's program may provide a pattern for how to attract and keep women engineers.
Engineers call it 'crowd farming.' If it works, you could help power city lights just by taking a stroll.