Archived Articles from Technology
The future has passed, and will again - what seems like cutting-edge tech today may look prescient or silly tomorrow. For those fascinated with futures past, here are vintage visions of planes, trains, automobiles and more from times gone by.
15 of the World's Weirdest Low-Tech Film Cameras
A French revolver that shoots photos, a picture-taking harness for homing pigeons and a human skull are among these weird and unusual film cameras.
Hell is Other People: Avoid Your Friends Using Social Media
'Hell is Other People' is a smartphone app that will show you where all your friends are in a map based on social media check-ins - so you can avoid them.
Natural Lighting: Grow Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Plants
Imagine the possibilities: cities illuminated at night not with carbon dioxide-producing energy sources, but with real glow-in-the-dark trees that light up streets.
Record Breakers: 7 Vehicular Wonders of the World
These seven record-smashing vehicles are the strongest, longest, biggest, narrowest, fastest, most fuel-efficient and most expensive in the world.
Futuristic Food: Edible Wonders of the 3D-Printed Revolution
Chocolate brains, bacon mobius strips, sugar sculptures and instant burritos are among the future food wonders made with 3D printing technology.
Smart Glass: Flip a Switch to Make Opaque Turn Transparent
Smart glass can shade rooms on demand, making them transparent and reducing thermal gain with the flip of a switch or turn of a key.
Thinker Thing: 3D-Printed Object Made Using Brain Waves
A headset that detects brain patterns analyzes responses to visual stimuli and sends them to a 3D printer to create sculptural objects.
SoundTank: Mobile Sound System or Armored Vehicle?
The SoundTank is an imposing sound system with a speaker-covered, faceted hydraulic lid capable of pushing out 4,000 watts.
Kite Cameras: Aerial Photography Accessible to Anyone
Towers convey power, and height is both literally and metaphorically connected to broader and better views ... but now, relatively simple kites can too.
Future Perfect: 7 Potential Wonders of the World
Space settlements, teleportation, smart phones embedded into our bodies, and robots as smart as humans could be among the tech innovations of the 22nd century.