Behind the Technology Fueling Space Exploration and Resource Extraction

The key to fueling the burgeoning private space exploration industry? Water. Read how a Seattle-based startup plans to mine asteroids for water, or more specifically, hydrogen and oxygen — the makings of rocket fuel.

Want a More Diverse Workforce? How AI is Combating Unconscious Bias

Hiring a diverse workforce is smart business. Yet even with the best intentions, hiring decisions can still be influenced by personal factors we may not even be aware of. Fortunately, AI technology is gaining momentum in the recruitment field and is beginning to tackle the issue of unconscious bias.

How IoT Is Redefining 21st Century Golf—and Making it Cool Again

The Internet of Things is shaking up industries from agriculture to healthcare. Golf is no exception. From connected golf clubs to golf balls embedded with RFID chips, IoT is giving golf a tech makeover.

This Matchmaker App Uses AI to Expedite Love

When a former product lead at Google realized how many of her friends shared her frustrations with dating apps, she set out to create a new one that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to eliminate the real-life bugs of dating.

Can Emerging Tech in the Classroom Improve Learning for Dyslexic Students?

The mass adoption of mainstream text-to-speech tools in the classroom is transforming the way dyslexic students learn.

Touch the Stars: How 3D Printing is Creating New Education Experiences for Visually-Impaired Students

Every disabled person is unique, as are their needs. But devices that help disabled individuals are often mass-manufactured and have limited shapes and sizes available, whereas people with disabilities need personalized devices to optimize their daily life experiences and education. Whether it’s a customized bionic eye, prosthetic legs or simple 3D-printed braille to enhance the reading experiences for blind students, 3D printing technologies can change the lives of disabled students like nothing before.

Spy on Spy: Hacking into the Darknet

In the murky underground forums of the darknet, thousands of hackers trade secrets, discuss new forms of malware, and boast about recent attacks. Yet there are white hat hackers—the good guys—who have been able to find their way into these forums to spy on the spies.

VR Versus Vicodin: How Tech Is Helping Doctors Treat Pain

As the opioid crisis continues, healthcare professionals are turning to virtual reality to allay fears, reduce anxiety and relieve pain. Watch how Dr. Ralph Anderson, OB-GYN at Crystal Run Healthcare is using VR technology to ease patients’ pain of labor contractions.

The Robot Enhancing How Children with Autism Learn

In classrooms across America, a new educational assistant is helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reach new breakthroughs. The teacher is patient, consistent, and a lot of fun. He’s also a robot.

How Big Data Is Helping Predict and Fight Wildfires

In the midst of the Thomas Fire, a new tool emerged to help the Los Angeles Fire Department monitor the fire and predict where it would go next. Read how the web-based platform, WIFIRE, is using data analytics and machine learning software to give firefighters a real-time picture of a wildfire’s trajectory.

Ding Dong: Innovation is at the Door

Husband and wife duo, Avril O’Neill and John Nussey, took a look at a basic, seldom thought-of product and thought of a way to make it better, more apt for the times. That’s how they’ve come to revolutionize the doorbell to fit into the landscape of the smart home.

Video: The State of Cybercrime

Alex Tilley, a senior Counter Threat Unit researcher at Secureworks, recounts the true tale of a highly-organized cyberattack that started with a hacked bank in South Africa and ended with an impressive display of coordinated fraud.