Technology

New encoding method aims to become faster and more accurate.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The ultra-reflective paint could help keep buildings cool without air conditioning.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Reducing light pollution could be as easy as turning off a switch, but it still requires a well-coordinated effort.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The system captured 3D super-resolution images of small protrusions on the branches of neurons.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Electronic display fabrics are now larger and more durable, opening the door to clothing that acts like a computer screen.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Laser etching on food-safe pigments can create 2D images that appear 3D.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Using a bouncy platform instead of a vibrating tip may allow MRI machines to image a single virus.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Haptic training could help expert musicians and top athletes break through their performance ceilings.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
The surprise finding was observed when the fluids moved through specially treated tiny tubes.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
The tiny robots walk using platinum leg muscles that get their energy from laser light.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Isotopes produced in the original Manhattan Project reactors seeded decades of research and even a few Nobel Prizes.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Speakers set on bars inside the windows cancel out unwanted noise, using technology similar to that in noise-canceling headphones.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor