Over the past 50 years, Americans have witnessed the first man walk on the moon, the birth of the Internet, cell phones, large and small and large again. What will the future of technology and science hold in the next 50 years? Controlled weather? Space colonization? Personal drone use? Pew Research Center asked the American public about their predictions and hopes for the future of technology. Continue reading
So long, streetlights — there’s a new technology lighting up the pavement in the Netherlands.
On a 500-meter stretch of highway in the city of Oss, you can now find road markings that glow in the dark. Continue reading
A report from Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED takes a look at wide-area surveillance technology, described as “Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and people as they scurry about the city.” Continue reading
A major lapse in internet security has potentially exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers, bank information and commonly used websites. The security leak, called “Heartbleed,” was revealed this week but may have existed for years. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Russell Brandom of The Verge. Continue reading
A new innovation from Land Rover will, quite literally, let you see through tough obstacles on your course. The British manufacturer plans to unveil the technology it calls a “Transparent Hood” at the 2014 New York Auto Show, which begins … Continue reading
On Monday, security researchers at Codenomicon and Google discovered a bug in the encryption technology meant to protect your passwords, online files and valuable online information. They’re calling the bug “Heartbleed.” What can you do if you think a site that you use has been compromised?
The little padlock that that sits next to that website you just logged into — the one that’s meant to protect your privacy, your passwords, your online files — isn’t as secure as you thought. Continue reading
Maple syrup production has just become a whole lot sweeter for producers looking to minimize problems during their harvest, which usually lasts for about one month. Continue reading
Used electronics are one of the fastest growing sources of waste globally, and it is estimated that 15,000 tons of used computers and mobile phones are shipped to Kenya every year. Today, Kenya is trying to get ahead of the problem, by building the country’s first electronics recycling hub. Continue reading
Facebook has bought the maker of a virtual reality headset and interface for $2 billion. Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles the company, Oculus VR, and Hari Sreenivasan talks to Vindu Goel of The New York Times for more on the significance of the deal. Continue reading