Imaginations everywhere have been stoked since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company plans to start offering 30-minute deliveries via drone-like "octocopters."
There are few more concrete examples of the longtime rift between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland than the walled city on the River Foyle.
Picture this scene: an iPad resting on a table with the familiar 2D image from a video call on the screen.
350,000 followers agree: no one does selfies quite like NASA.
With less than a month until Christmas, toy retail experts are predicting that Santa's sleigh won't be the only thing flying through the night sky this festive season.
Imagine a new plague racing unchecked across the continent, littering the land with human corpses covered with peeling red blemishes. But it equally ravages horses, dogs, cats, monkeys -- every mammal in its path. And it can mutate.
There's a lot to be said for determination. Two years ago, a contraption that looked a bit like a bouncy ball attached to a clothesline, took flight in a pioneering experiment in the German countryside.
It's mind-boggling to look at paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries and think that artists like Leonardo da Vinci created such vibrant portraits using nothing more than a free hand and the naked eye -- when just 100 years before, two-point perspective was unknown. If you're David Hockney, who's been a seminal figure in modern painting since the 1960s, you literally can't believe it.
If you've ever gazed down from an airplane on a clear day, you've probably admired the quilted fields or jagged ribbons of coastline below.
Apple has bought a 3-D-sensor company that helped build Microsoft's motion-control system Kinect, stirring curiosity about what the tech giant might be up to behind closed doors in Cupertino.
From fighting terrorism to processing payments in the blink of an eye, facial recognition is set to change our ideas on privacy.
The other day I was engaged in a rather thoughtful conversation with one of my CNN co-workers, an Ivy League-educated, award-winning journalist who's admired for her compassion and charm. She asked me to fart.
According to popular wisdom, attempting to reinvent the wheel is the ultimate in design folly. But this didn't stop object designer Duncan Fitzsimmons from giving it a go.
A self-professed Apple fanatic, Jonathan Zufi was looking for a book of photography profiling the company's products through the years.
Early morning in a soon-to-be sun-baked cactus garden in Palo Alto, California; as most life yawns into movement, one creature is already darting between the bright red cactus flowers in a blur of electric speed.
Its name is Black Beauty, and it has traveled a long way to tell you about its home: Mars.
It's your first day at university and you've got 15 minutes to get to room 9-209. Easy, right?
At this point, there's a good chance you've seen pictures of Apple's proposed new headquarters ? a 2.8-million-square-foot spaceship parked in a verdant man-made forest in the northeast corner of Cupertino.
Look to the heavens along the East Coast on Tuesday night, and you might be able to see the Air Force blast 29 satellites into orbit at once.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln commemorated a Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by vowing that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
You may have heard it before: Billions of years ago, Mars probably looked more like Earth does now, with clouds and oceans and a much thicker atmosphere. It may even have had some type of microbes. But now it's a barren, frozen desert.
Just did some power lunges. Quads getting huge. Can only speak in fragments. Because my quads are so huge.
There are a lot of reasons to want to make things invisible, other than it just being incredibly cool. There are the many potential military uses of cloaking technology, of course, but it could also help improve cellular signals by hiding objects that would normally block and weaken signal strength.
"Are you open yet?" a passerby asked. It was 10 a.m. on a sunny fall day here, where a small group of staffers met a CNN camera crew outside of Smitten Ice Cream.
CNN's David Mattingly visits a San Francisco shop that creates made-to-order ice cream in 90 seconds.
Fossil fuels are going to run out. This much we know. No one is entirely certain when they will run out exactly, but we know it will happen eventually.
The best photographs work on multiple levels, capturing what's happening on the surface while transcending two-dimensions to invite viewers to dig into whatever's pictured.
It looks like Google Glass was just the beginning. Google now appears to be aiming a few inches lower, working on a temporary electronic tattoo that would stick to the user's throat.
For most of us, watching a fly mindlessly bouncing against a window in an effort to escape, is pretty annoying -- perhaps even infuriating.
In space, astronauts go for years without a fresh supply of water. Floating in a capsule in outer space they wash and drink from the same continuously recycled source. So why, asked Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, do we not do the same on Earth?
A Texas company says it has made the first metal gun using a 3-D printer, taking the debate over people's emerging ability to create their own firearms to a new level.
Google has finally broken its silence on the mysterious structure atop a barge floating in the San Francisco Bay.
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." Those immortal words come not from the Discovery Channel's marketing department but from Tracy Morgan on "30 Rock."
For a big chunk of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force turned to the SR-71 Blackbird for many of its most important spy missions. The jet-black jet could fly at more than three times the speed of sound at altitudes of 85,000 feet, faster and higher than anything adversaries had to counter it.
Ever have one of those days where you just wanna be alone, maybe have the planet to yourself?
"Two professors, both alike in dignity, in fair Geneva where we lay our scene."
The mystery barge in San Francisco Bay is indeed a Google project, and houses a fancy, floating showroom for Google Glass and other products, a CNN affiliate is reporting.
It's the innovation hotbed deep in the heart of Texas, the town where the tech and Web world's movers, shakers and up-and-comers descend every spring to learn, network and party at South by Southwest Interactive.
Imagine a world where anyone could be like Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" movies -- manipulating 3-D images in thin air.
In the dystopian future imagined within the popular Terminator franchise, robots learn to think, self-replicate and eventually kill their human masters.
It may not look special, but a modest 1950s ranch-style house in a suburban Bay Area neighborhood is now a protected historical site.
Can mounting radar sensors or cameras on cars help prevent some traffic jams? New research suggests so.
Touch technology has come a long way in the last decade. Just six years ago, most phones used traditional keypads; today, almost all smartphones have a touchscreen, and the technology has spread to tablets, handheld consoles and laptops as well.
Moored on the waters of San Francisco Bay, just east of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, is -- well, a mystery.
Sometimes a 3-D printer part is just a 3-D printer part.
If you could harness the power of any animal, what would it be? The speed of a cheetah? The dexterity of a spider? What about the eyesight of an eagle? It's not as close to science fiction as you may think.
In the past, if you wanted to be able to be able to lift more weight you would have to spend months bulking up at the gym. Now, with a new invention from a group of engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania, you can just strap on an external bicep and you are ready to go.
For many, typing has long overtaken handwriting as their primary word and sentence creation method. So much so that some schools no longer teach cursive.
Scientists say they've found a galaxy that's not just far, far, away -- it's the most distant from our own that's been discovered yet. And it's helping them gain insight about the universe as it existed a long time ago.
"Trauma Alert! Trauma Alert! Gunshot Wound."
There's a story about a man who spent his hours daydreaming. He may have been at Ford; he may have been at IBM. He was simply a man who spent his time in his office, feet up on the desk, looking at everything and nothing.
A new patient simulator is equipped with robotics that allow it to move, hemorrhage and more to help train doctors.
The clear waters around Bermuda are as picturesque as you can imagine, and the brilliantly colored fish swimming around are like something from a crayon box. But a serious problem lurks behind the beautiful facade: the lionfish.
Half the fun of Halloween is coming up with new, creative outfits that will blow your friends' minds and maybe scare a few impressionable children. (The other half, obviously, is candy.)
Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to U.S. customers by 2015.
One of the most dangerous asteroids on record zipped close by Earth last month.
Mars is a crazy place. In recent years we've discovered some of the strangest things on the Red Planet: ice spiders, Swiss cheese terrain, and perfectly spiral-shaped lava tubes.
Cpl. Michael Boucher will never forget June 12, 2011. He was on his second deployment with the Marines in Afghanistan. Another squad had been hit by two improvised explosive devices, and he was helping to clear the landing zone so a helicopter could pick up the casualties.
All-terrain wheelchairs give freedom to disabled vets, letting them conquer hills, mud, sand and up to a foot of water.
The legendary computer club where Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak first showed off their early retail computers is reuniting next month.
Humans can see 3-D images with only one eye, according to new research, suggesting a future in which the technology could become cheaper and more accessible.
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is believed to date back as far as the 17th century. Traditionally done with a single sheet of paper, its elegant principles have come to influence package design, mathematics and -- more recently -- an unusual new folding kayak.
Dropcam cameras are used to catch burglars, monitor cats and dogs and live-stream county fairs. The small, basic surveillance devices hook up to a wireless network and live stream video to phones and tablets, acting as an extra pair of eyes for the smartphone age.
Home-brewers who may have dreamt about harnessing the power of Arduino to automate their process may find something to envy in the PicoBrew Zymatic, a project posted to Kickstarter Monday. The machine's makers purport to automate the process of home-brewing from beginning to end; owners simply add their ingredients and come back in a while to processed beer and an easy clean-up solution.
Move over, Lucy: Researchers say Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus may also be in the sky, with diamonds.
Another common household object is getting "smart" and hopping online. This time it's your smoke detector.
When coming face to face with the monstrous jaws of a great white shark, you'd probably want to be armed with more than a wet towel.
Apple's new CEO is no Steve Jobs, says Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, who first met Jobs when his company employed him in 1974 as a $5-an-hour developer.
It is an age-old question: will humankind ever defeat old age?
Scientists have long predicted that Mars had significant volcanic activity in the first billion years of its history, but images of the planet's surface haven't delivered as much evidence of volcanoes as they expected.
Just under ten years ago, the Dutch-British physicist Andre Geim stumbled across a substance that would revolutionize the way we understand matter and win him and his colleague Kostya Novoselow the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics. It was graphene -- a one atom thin substance. The Professor of Physics at Manchester University talks to CNN about discovering the first ever 2-dimensional material.
Craig Hutto lost his right leg in a shark attack when he was 16 years old.
Scoop up some soil on Mars, heat it up, cool down the steam and ... slurp, slurp! You've got water!
Move over, Coke. It looks like Apple is the real thing.
Exploring the heavens with spaceships and fancy orbiting telescopes like the Hubble is pretty routine stuff for NASA. But the space agency is going low-tech to get a good look at an eagerly anticipated comet.
For many years, it was a rite of fall.
Hans Zimmer, the creative force behind some of Hollywood's best loved film music, including the Oscar-winning Lion King score, adjusts his chair in front of a sleek black instrument that looks something like the control panel of a stealth bomber.
If you pressed Control-Alt-Delete to log on before reading this, Bill Gates says he's sorry.
Wristbands are the latest craze in high-tech fitness hardware. Nike+ and Fitbit might ring a bell.
Step into any major urban center across Africa and you'll have no problem accessing your favorite websites, catching the latest news online or sending your friends an e-mail.
The family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first Apple computer may soon become a protected historical site.
What if you could buy a smartphone that would last you for the rest of your life?
As a professional athlete, "Monster" Mike Schultz has experienced all the thrills and dangers of extreme sports.
Contrary to the Hollywood image in movies like "Minority Report," technology hasn't served law enforcement particularly well over the years.
Orbital Sciences Corp. sent up its first entry into the space freight business Wednesday with the launch of a new unmanned cargo carrier to the International Space Station.
Could the U.S. Air Force's newest warplane be something the service didn't even ask for?
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK has acquired two models of the world's first 3D-printed gun.
It looks like a regular bike light, but one day a Blaze could save your life.
The cassette should have died. Instead, it's turning 50 in an atmosphere of celebration.
At the edge of the heliosphere, you wouldn't know by looking whether you left the cradle of humanity behind and floated out into interstellar space. You would just see unfathomably empty space, no matter which side of the invisible line you were on.
Frogggsss in spaaaccceee!
Underwhelmed. That, in a word, was the response in many quarters to Apple's rollout of two new iPhones on Tuesday.
The most impressive feature of the new iPhone 5S may be its ability to turn your finger into a password.
Even by MIT standards, says Tom Leighton, Danny Lewin was special.
NASA engineers fixed a glitch that threatened to derail a space probe on its way to the moon, the space agency said.
Billionaire Richard Branson's planned commercial spacecraft had a successful test flight Thursday, rocketing into the skies over California after being dropped from its carrier plane, his company announced.
We leave genetic traces of ourselves wherever we go -- in a strand of hair left on the subway or in saliva on the side of a glass at a cafe.
OK, so it looks like something from a horror movie.
The consumption of NFL football, America's most popular sport, is built on game-day traditions.
You might think of black holes as indiscriminate eaters, hungrily gobbling up everything in their vicinity.
The Mars Society's Nicole Willett describes the characteristics needed for an applicant wanting to live on Mars.
Google's Vic Gundotra demos a service that they say can look at your library of photos and identify which are best.
Google's Johanna Wright demonstrates Google's voice activated hot word search at a company presentation.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates talks about computer coding, working from home and the future of technology.
La experta en redes sociales, Silvina Moschini, habla del uso de Internet por parte de los niños y opina sobre la censura.
Imagine a quick, inexpensive trip to the doctor at all hours of the night. WJW reports.
Your resume might never be seen by a human. Software weeds out ones without certain words. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller says the upgraded MacBook Air laptops are faster, has better graphics and $100 cheaper.
NASA has enhanced solar images to make the structures on the sun more visible.
Now that NASA's shuttle program is no longer running, how will the U.S. get astronauts into space? CNN explains.
NOAA used a remotely operated camera to view the remains of a 19th century sailing ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. military is using a small robot to help troops in Afghanistan see through walls and potentially save lives.
Steve Jobs' request for tougher glass in the iPhone led Corning to produce Gorilla Glass in an old Kentucky factory.
A Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble watch has raised more than $6 million for a device that connects with smart phones.
Kaman and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to build an unmanned helicopter they hope will save lives in war zones.
Director James Cameron prepares his submarine for his record breaking dive down to the depths of the Mariana Trench.
Meet the innovators and agents of change that have been selected for CNN's The Next List.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to a selection of change agents from a variety of fields.
The Jaguar supercomputer in Oak Ridge, TN is used for everything from scientific research to disaster management.
The future of warehouses may be one with fast shipments and few human employees if robots like Kiva Systems continue to invade the workspace.
José Carlos Garcia, estuvo en el lanzamiento del teléfono Nokia Lumia en Londres.
The Marlins' new $550 million stadium won't open until 2012, but CNNMoney got a sneak peek of how the roof will work.
Apple CEO sees the new and improved MacBook Air as the future of notebook computers.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf shows us a new Technovation that will keep a guitar in tune forever.
Now running at Seoul's main amusement park, Paula Hancocks learns the concept of "charge as you go."
CNN's Dan Simon takes a close look at Steve Jobs' tenure as CEO of Apple.
A Houston couple ties the knot with a computer program acting as minister.
Japan uses computer-generated images to create chart-topping pop stars. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
One of the best hospitals in Arizona isn't for you, it's for your pets.
Emirati nuclear officials say proposed nuclear plants for growing energy demands will have advanced safety systems.
Creators of the fuel-free plane Solar Impulse want more people to follow their example and use renewable energy.
How will the Chromebook stack up with the competition?
GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman explains how his wearable camera lets anyone record their adventures in HD.
New tech businesses can get off the ground faster thanks to the new cloud computing technology. CNN's Emily Reuben reports
Solar-powered, compact trash cans will pop up at bus stops in Dayton, Ohio as WDTN's Jordan Burgess reports.
New sunglass technology keeps the glare from blinding you. CNN's Randi Kaye talks to its inventor.
Apple's new cloud computing service could help bring the growing service to the masses.
CNN's Max Foster explains storing information on the internet.
Apple highlights the features of its new operating system, Lion.
Apple has announced its attempt to move into cloud computing, but it's not the first time.
Tech expert Katie Linendoll on Google's new Chromebook laptop and its revolutionary operating system.
The U.S. used facial recognition technology to help identify bin Laden. CNN's Michael Holmes explains how it works.
Berkeley Bionics CEO Eythor Bender talks about the vision behind eLegs, a bionic device for wheelchair users.
A new way of dispensing medicine is coming to America's hospitals. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
MIT researchers have developed a new use for the Microsoft Kinect system - a robot that flies without help from humans.
New hamster-ball-style technology uses the sun to turn dirty water into clean.
Researchers at Qatar University come up with a novel way to cool stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
CNN staffers give you the inside scoop as the technology festival wraps up.
CNN Digital General Manager KC Estenson gives South by Southwest attendees a look at what's next for CNN.com.
We explain why thousands of techies, filmmakers and musicians descend upon Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.