Physicist Stephen Hawking has long dealt with a degenerative disease that leaves him unable to speak. Instead, he uses a speech synthesizer that bellows out his words in a now-recognizable […]
The ancient Japanese art of origami is useful for making more than just pretty papercranes and owls. In the future, the practice may be used to produce new human organs–an alternative […]
College is crazy expensive–and it’s getting more expensive all the time. Entrepreneurs like Peter Thiel are fond of saying it’s not worth it. But 23-year-old Chris Wolfel, who is getting his bachelor’s from […]
As medical technology continues to advance, the lowly bandage continually gets left behind. Sure, it was exciting when Clear Strips bandages were introduced in 1957. And the Liquid Bandage, unveiled in […]
It would be a lot easier to end the disease if infected people just stayed put, but they tend to move around and bring malaria with them. But using cell […]
Meet Nexi. How do you feel about Nexi? Would you loan Nexi money? It turns out, scientists can change that perception by making subtle cues to Nexi’s robotic face. A study […]
A pair of immigrant brothers has built a $40 million business selling iPhones, Hummer parts, and other coveted foreign goods to merch-starved Russians. And the company is headquartered in Skokie, […]
Albert-László Barabási is one of the world’s top experts in network theory. Here’s his take on mobile phone viruses and how a changing smartphone ecosystem could spell doom.