Boston University's James Collins uses background noise to steady the step of the elderly.
It's too late for old word-processing files. But new technologies will preserve access to digital photos, music and other electronic records forever.
Nano materials could provide future soldiers with super strength, protection against bioweapons and even a way to communicate covertly.
A newly approved radio technology promises wireless home electronics and positioning systems accurate to the centimeter. But opponents say it could also mean dead cell phones, thwarted satellite reception--even plane wrecks.
Film offers the best color and clarity, but in Hollywood's effects houses, computers rule. Moviemakers must expertly blend both media.
They don't have fancy 3-D graphics, but video games for handheld devices stand poised to capture a huge U.S. market. Why? Because we all have to wait.
What do a 17th-century Swedish warship, an opulent Chicago theater and a Kansas City hotel "skyway" have in common? All met catastrophic ends--and they have important lessons to teach today's innovators.
Bringing new technology to market is a crap shoot, right? Wrong, says innovation guru Christensen. Follow his four rules to a new science of success.
The director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab says the age of smart, mobile machines is already beginning. You just have to know where to find them--say, in oil wells.
Forget "content" and "branding." For freight railroads, information technology spells better ways to haul coal, lay steel and pour crushed stone.