Microsoft software recognizes organs and other structures in medical images.
At the 2011 Blur Conference, which focuses on human-computer interaction, hackers demonstrated how they adapted the Microsoft Kinect to work for purposes beyond what Microsoft originally intended.
Some countries generate more inventions than their economic stature might indicate.
How a cheap microcontroller is making it possible for anyone to design and build hardware.
Twitter creator's new startup lets people accept credit cards with their smart phone.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation is testing a spacecraft that could replace the space shuttle, carrying people and cargo into low earth orbit and back.
The Arduino is giving a new generation of tinkerers the ability to design and program their own hardware.
Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing and testing lasers grown on silicon chips. Processors that incorporate electrical and optical components could make for faster supercomputers and speedier downloading on personal computers.
To help prevent and reduce concussions, researchers are designing new helmet concepts.
Technology Review explores the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, looking for the big trends and small wonders amidst this year's crop of tablets, robots, concept cars, and other new products.