Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are.
Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically. The Edyn Water Valve
This lovely bench seat only looks expensive. "Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on other
Creative leadership is the only way for businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change, Tim Brown argues. Here’s how to master it. It comes as no surprise that Tim Brown, CEO of the design consultancy
And it can run off of as little as a bowl of warm water. A tiny Stirling engine is one of the coolest desk toys you can have. Since it requires nothing more than a difference in temperature to get going,
Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever. He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations,
Bloodletting to keep the "humors" in balance was a leading medical treatment from ancient Greece to the late 19th century. That's hard to believe now, in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors"
I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most
Researchers from MIT have used a new 3D-printing method that works with both solids and liquids to create a six-legged, hydraulically-powered robot. The team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial
By Christopher Ingraham Christopher Ingraham Reporter covering all things data Email Bio Follow Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart. That's the implication of fascinating
How much do we really know about what makes an interaction pleasurable for a user? These researchers are quantifying the guessing game. Last week, researchers came together in the Dutch city of Eindhoven
In 1965, the campus of the future rose from a muddy cattle ranch south of Los Angeles. The University of California, Irvine – one of three authorized by state regents to educate a burgeoning population
Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast. That’s why we
fastcoexist.com - About the author Ben Schiller is a New York staff writer for Fast Company. Previously, he edited a European management magazine and was a reporter in San Francisco, Prague, and Brussels. More
Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and schools
From the earliest era of programming come design ideas that are still surprisingly relevant. 1982 was a big year for early computing, with the release of the Commodore 64 and the first computer with a