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.
America’s losing fight against the insidious enemy within
The making of Manhattan’s first micro-apartments
An exploration of life aboard the International Space Station, and the surprising reasons the mission is still worthwhile
The social network's future dominance is far from assured.
A Bauhaus artist’s classic, with a new app, is eye-opening.
Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.
The organizations, technologies, and people behind Google's autonomous vehicles
Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.
An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.
How self-driving vehicles took off
Are we in a tech bubble? Is Snowden a hero? And what’s the hottest status symbol? In The Atlantic’s first Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, a panel of 50 executives, innovators, and thinkers answer these questions and more.
What Internet vernacular reveals about the evolution of language
Three big trends that could shape the future of high-tech manufacturing—and the middle class
A device that reminds doctors and nurses to wash their hands
Four predictions about how brain stimulation will make us smarter
Will autocorrect save the apostrophe, and slow language’s evolution?
Four glimpses of a future without information overload
A very short book excerpt
Five predictions about the future of reproduction
How the continent's many obstacles, from widespread poverty to failed states, allowed African entrepreneurs to beat the West at reinventing money for the mobile age
Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate and former secretary of energy, and Yi Cui, a celebrated battery researcher who works with Chu at Stanford, describe how an overhaul of the unglamorous battery will jump-start a shift to renewable energy.