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Just a few decades ago, early computer scientists couldn’t anticipate the era of miniaturization. In their minds, computers would continue to become more powerful but would also take up more physical space. Then the transistor changed everything — Gordon Moore

What's going on in San Francisco Bay? | iStock/Thinkstock Glass Ahoy!

Floating in the San Francisco Bay is a mysterious barge packed with containers, making it four stories tall. A second barge, this one off the coast of Maine, is equally as mysterious. Rumor has it they belong to Google. So

How will we inspire curiosity a hundred or even a thousand years from now? We Do Need Some Education

This week, we take a look at the future of education. If you haven’t seen the episode already, take a quick look. Really, it’s okay – I’ll still be here when you’re done. We raise some fun questions in this

© Valentin Weinhäupl/Westend61/Corbis The Loons at Google

Yesterday, I blogged about how one of the many projects at Google X is focusing on revolutionizing wind farming. Today, I wanted to share an incredible video of how the company is using balloons to provide Internet access to parts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock Googling Green Energy

There are two things I want you to take away from this article in The Guardian. The first is that Google has a “top executive” with the name Astro Teller. Honestly, that fact alone merits a blog post. Astro Teller

© Robert Yin/Corbis The Nature of Engineering (And Vice Versa)

You might be surprised at how much our cutting-edge technology owes to the wonders of the natural world. Scientists and engineers have looked to nature as they developed everything from solar cells to cancer-fighting nanoparticles. In celebration of Earth Day,

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages You Wouldn’t Hit a Guy with (Google) Glasses, Would You?

The future’s so bright, I gotta wear augmented reality glasses that pull data from the cloud and overlay it on top of the physical world around me. Sure, it’s not as catchy as a song by Timbuk3, but it’s accurate.

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Explore the physical science of the Prius v with these videos from HowStuffWorks.

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Read from topics in the driver’s guide to fuel economy at HowStuffWorks.

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Learn how to decode the new EPA fuel economy labels with this interactive infographic.

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Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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Study for your future with the latest Fw:Thinking videos.

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Listen up for what tomorrow sounds like with the Fw:Thinking audio podcast.

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