Holiday gift list: 13 high-tech toys, plus 20 green gadgets and socially responsible inventions
Devices to pump and filter water, protect against disease-carrying insects, and more
Just in time for the holidays: an electricity monitor, a water-powered clock, a light made from textiles, and more
Current ways of storing information on PCs and cell phones won't cut it as memory demands grow and devices shrink
State Department shows off Cold War-era electronic eavesdropping gadgets
The National Archives' recent decision to open more than 35,000 official personnel files of men and women who served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)—the U.S.'s intelligence agency during World War II and the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)—has shed new light on the roles that chef Julia Child, actor Sterling Hayden, 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche and others played during the early days of American espionage.
The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif.
LifeStraw makes previously contaminated water drinkable by removing bacteria and viruses
A student competition-winning project automatically calculates your carbon footprint while traveling. Cynthia Graber reports.
All-in-one cell phones can do just about anything
Popular applications of science and technology for you to give and get
Objects of desire for folks who appreciate the application of science to the problem of cool
SciAm takes a look at new products, from environmentally friendly suede jackets to biodegradable toilet paper