The widening gap between technology investment and job growth means bright prospects for robots and computers. But where does that leave humans? On the fringes, say experts.
Emerging trends in technology and new developments in science will affect the way we live. Chris Jablonski selects and analyzes news about our future that you'll almost never find anywhere else.
Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003.</p> <p>Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. With over 12 years in IT, he's an expert on transformational technologies, particularly those influential in B2B.
Stanford researchers have developed a stretchable, transparent skin-like sensor that could have applications in prosthetic limbs, robotics, and touch displays.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have turned a benign virus called M13 into an engineering tool for assembling materials that mimic collagen, one of nature's building blocks. The process they developed could eventually be used to create bone, skin, and corneas.
The art of 3D video mapping on buildings and other objects is taking off. View five examples of mind-blowing installations from across the world as they bring architecture to life.
A Belgian visualization company has unveiled a fully immersive 360-degree flight simulator designed to reproduce reality exactly as a pilot sees it.
Computer scientists at Saarland University have developed a wireless bicycle brake that is 99.999999999997 percent safe.
Hard disk drive makers plan to forge ahead with heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, putting bit-patterned media on the back burner.
There is no de facto standard for an Indoor Positioning System (IPS), but commercialization is underway using a mixed bag of technologies and designs.
Rice University physicists have created a tiny "electron superhighway" that could one day be useful for building a quantum computer.
Cities could be virtually running themselves with an operating system that looks just like a PC OS but keeps buildings, traffic and services running smoothly.
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Researchers at Berkeley have developed a new kind of anode polymer can absorb eight times the lithium of current designs.
Materials scientists at the University of Washington have built a novel transistor that uses protons, creating a key piece for devices that can communicate directly with living things.
Michigan State University researchers have developed a laser that could detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with an output comparable to a simple presentation pointer.
MIT architects have produced the first prototype "Pinwheel House" in an effort to see if low-cost homes can be constructed for $1,000, total.