For many years I struggled to bring participation into my work. Then I learned how to use technology.
MIT developers have created a system that uses a computer-generated face and specialized software to help people with social phobias and others practice their interpersonal skills.
How do you get a million and a half people to read a blog post on tax policy? Obama digital wunderkind Teddy Goff has a simple mantra: don't be lame.
Scientists in South Korea have developed a highly-responsive sensor that can identify compounds found on a person's breath signaling the presence of diabetes or lung cancer.
Made of an abundant and inexpensive compound, the sensor could make digital cameras five times more sensitive to light, "opening up" the realms of low-light and night photography.
MIT designers laid 6,500 silkworms on top of a specially constructed framework and let them do what they do. Such "biological swarms" could someday be used to "print" structures organically.
One reason that we know that ideas stick and spread is because they’re useful.
I wonder if 50 years from now we'll look back, and maybe Julian Assange will be the hero and J. Edgar Hoover will be the enemy of the state.
That's the question curators at New York's Whitney Museum had to answer when looking at a Web-based work acquired in 1995.
I did do an analysis of the 147 predictions I did for 2009 in my book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, which I wrote in the mid to late 1990’s and it came out with an 86 percentage. The predictions that were dead-on were ones where I was relying on the basic predictable exponential growth and ...
People spend a lot of time trying to think about how to connect abstract concepts to real life. 3D printers open up a whole new possibility.
A lot of the great successes in life were overnight successes after 10 years of hard work.
Being an engineer is not just about being able to calculate and analyze. It's a whole spectrum of skills.