The hunt for a rare sundial by an obscure inventor helps highlight what makes these ancient timepieces so timelessly engrossing
By venturing directly into the eyes of hurricanes, dare-devil meteorologists have made tracking and forecasting nature’s deadliest storms much easier.
REGINALD FESSENDEN BROUGHT VOICE TO THE AIRWAVES—ONLY TO LOSE CONTROL OF HIS INVENTION
The most transformative technologies have been those that changed the physical links that bind society together.
Joseph Weizenbaum's early natural language processor offered a preview of artificially intelligent voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa.
NASA's newest rover is finally on its way to the Red Planet, carrying with it a tribute to the world's medical professionals fighting COVID-19.
As the U.S. expanded in the 1800s, Americans built some 10,000 covered bridges and refined timber-truss design to a degree never seen before.
Edison may have invented the light bulb, but Lewis Latimer helped bring it into the homes of millions.
After a century of innovation, millions of drones now take to the air and warfare is changed forever.
The Microsoft co-founder's ability to think creatively and solve difficult problems was important for a lot of the company's early success.