innovation

Two young women running down flight of steps (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Ready for a daytrip? We’ll bring the math.

Math and leisure don't always go hand-in-hand, but these students have calculated the best way to see U.S. sights in a short amount of time.
Man holding guitar-shaped game control and watching screen (Wexner Medical Center/Battelle)

For quadriplegic this brain chip’s not science fiction [video]

After a diving accident left Ian Burkhart paralyzed, he began working with a local medical center to find ways to regain the use of his hands.
Smiling girl sitting in classroom (Courtesy of the Valley Catholic)

Teen’s ‘breathtaking’ device makes science fair history

Her low-cost device can diagnose five lung diseases and won her school a scholarship. See what's behind her design and ahead for this inventor's future.
Colorful but damaged building (© AP Images)

One year later: Nepali earthquake recovery moves forward [video]

Rebuilding after a natural disaster can take years — but innovation is pointing the way forward in Nepal 12 months after a huge earthquake.
President Obama hugging girl next to her display (© AP Images)

What in the world? Whiz kids fill the White House with...

Meet the world's youngest superheroes — the innovators who participated in the White House Science Fair!
Pile of trash, discarded metal and furniture (© renemarie/Shutterstock)

This unwanted stuff could have a second life

The U.S. Materials Marketplace is a new way to speed up adoption of a circular economy — where less is wasted and the environment is spared..
View through circular opening of customer in vault of Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (© AP Images)

These firms go round in circles. That’s a good thing.

The circular economy is a way to use and give back to the environment at the same time — and stop global warming.

The future of green tech: Reinventing the wheel (literally)

How can your everyday actions combat climate change? Here are five ways tech is transforming transportation.

This New York teacher’s urban gardens feed students’ minds

A few years ago, teacher Stephen Ritz worked with students as they planted a garden at Discovery High School in the Bronx, New York....