This crosswalk is the result of scientific testing

Here's a story about how a little coat of paint save thousands of lives (and probably many more). Before World War II, there weren't too many automobiles in Britain. But after the war, when cars started taking over the world, things started getting unacceptably fatal. Scientists had to invent a new kind of crosswalk. » 10/11/13 8:40am 10/11/13 8:40am

Bubble mansions are popular in the asteroid belt this year

These are not "McMansions." Their domes are made with 100% organic polymer chains, fabricated by artisanal molecular foundries. And the homes inside are all sustainably manufactured out of locally-mined carbonaceous compounds and minerals. So they're good for the asteroid belt environment, and great for you! » 9/23/13 5:00pm 9/23/13 5:00pm

This cheap technology could bring clean water to parched cities

Technology Review has released its annual "35 Innovators Under 35" list, which honors young visionaries in science and engineering. One fascinating project comes from a Mexico City urban designer, Enrique Lomnitz, who created a cheap technology that could solve his city's problem with water resources. » 8/23/13 3:52pm 8/23/13 3:52pm