FirstNet was envisioned as a way for police and firefighters to communicate with one another in the wake of 9/11. But four years later, it’s still not up and running.
Get ready for home appliances that track your movements and know what you want before you do.
Scientists are working on nonaddictive opiates, pills that sober you up, and pot designed to produce certain moods.
How driverless vehicles could change meetings, manufacturing, safety, and more
Even sirens, airplanes, and leaf blowers may make less noise.
New technology that could stop scams before they happen
Micropigs? Dinosaur chickens? Tweeting dogs?
How we will find enough water for a warming planet
We’ve managed to create armies of flying robots. Can we control them?
Some of the country’s most interesting buildings are being created in the midwest.
Our panel of Silicon Valley inventors, executives, and self-styled gurus weigh in on the future of tech.
As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives?
Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.
Lightsabers, TARDIS, teleportation, and more
A visit to Heyse’s Tank Driving Fun School in eastern Germany
You can walk, bike, or ride a bus across Tilikum Crossing in Portland—but you can’t drive.
The promises—and pitfalls—of the emerging technology
Hervé This, the father of molecular gastronomy, thinks the meals of the future should be constructed from chemical compounds.
How offices will change—for better and for worse
Why the French seem like such aggressive drivers
What recent research says about fraud, errors, and other dismaying academic problems
The future of garbage
How we might make ourselves smarter in the future
As technology and fashion converge, get ready for 3-D-printed shoes, special parkas for smoggy days, and maybe even jeans that fit.
Cut up your credit cards, and prepare for your retinal scan.