innovation Read Now Author Steven Johnson Talks 'How We Got to Now,' Starting With the Sewers by Becky Ferreira · 1 month ago The prolific author talks about his new series, which premieres tonight. Futuristic toilets and indoor ski slopes are involved. Watch Now This Giant Vending Machine Gives Cupcakes to Indians Who 'Like' the Government by Jason Koebler · 2 months ago It might only benefit the company that made it. But hey, cupcakes. Read Now Hero Worship Of Steve Jobs Will Live On As A Postage Stamp by Yannick LeJacq · 9 months ago Finally, you'll be able to lick photos of Steve Jobs without feeling weird about it. Read Now Touch-Sensitive Prostheses May Be Closer Than Previously Imagined by Lex Berko · 1 year ago In the not-so-distant future, prostheses may offer the sensation of touch. Read Now A Topical Caffeine Spray Is Silicon Valley's Latest Attempt at Disrupting Sleep by Ben Richmond · 1 year ago On the one side, there's coffee and college. On the other, four squirts of Sprayable Energy and the Paypal founder's foundation. Read Now Superman's Immortal Memory Crystals Are Now a Reality by Zach Sokol · 1 year ago Researchers have successfully stored a 300KB text file in nanostructures within fused quartz. Now that playlist you made your high school sweetheart could outlive all of humanity. Read Now Wooden Legs and Duck Feet: A Brief History of Prosthetic Innovation by Lex Berko · 1 year ago New developments in prosthetics put us well on our way to becoming awesome cyborgs. Read Now What It Means That Humans Invented Farming Twice by Michael Byrne · 1 year ago Innovations aren't miracles. We should stop pretending they are. Read Now Sosolimited's 'Semantic Sabotage' Should Be the Future of Closed Captioning by Daniel Stuckey · 1 year ago Is the internet's endless fascination with remixing everything a sign we're getting bored with traditional media? Read Now Groupon, Aaron Swartz, and the Failings of the Second Great Tech Boom by Alec Liu · 1 year ago Today, as the second bubble slowly deflates, the network has evolved from curiosity to necessity, and as such is under greater threat than ever before. << First< Previous12Next >Last >> Connect To Motherboard Most Popular God's Lonely Programmer The Hypnosis Videos That Promise Sweet Dreams and Hands-Free Orgasms The Politics of Emoji Diversity The 70s New Age Record That Went Viral on SoundCloud Grand Theft Auto V Now Has Its Own Undersea Wildlife Documentary How Jackie Chan's 'Supercop' Inspired a More Efficient Solar Panel 'We Are the Future Cunt': CyberFeminism in the 90s The Man Who Made 'Tetris'