Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision. She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental and
Bulbs or reactors? Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and that
In our Weekly Innovation series, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form. The advent of 3-D brought
In the 1960s, scientists in the US and Russia independently discovered a new form of water that was 40 percent denser, didn't solidify until 40 degrees below Celsius, and didn't seem to boil no matter
Q Why don't winds blow across isobars? asks Richard Thomas, via email According to Dr Andrew Russell from Brunel University, winds blow almost parallel to the isobars because of the Earth's spin. "We all
A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled. Tersicoccus phoenicis is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning,
Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them. If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given
We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip. In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible
What do you want to be when you grow up? An occultist, feather dresser, a lightning-rod maker? That’s what a child in the mid-nineteenth century might have answered. These occupations were among the jobs
Salespeople, call centre staff and customer service personnel could all be replaced by computers within the next few years, claims one technology entrepreneur. Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI)
The news a few weeks back that TCL communication, the world’s seventh largest phone manufacturer, paid €2.1 million ($2.78 million) to test a new technology (link in French) in their devices from an unknown
Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale. Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his
fastcoexist.com - About the author Jessica Leber is a staff editor and writer for Fast Company's Co.Exist. Previously, she was a business reporter for MIT’s Technology Review and an environmental reporter at ClimateWire. More
Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption.
In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader in the first sentence or two.