Technology Latest technology news and breakthroughs in technology, science, and industry. Download the NPR Technology podcast and Technology RSS feed.

Climate models project 21st century global temperatures. NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA Center for Climate Simulation hide caption

toggle caption
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA Center for Climate Simulation

Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457794505/457794506" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Greenbuild Conference Showcases Energy Saving Technology For Buildings

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457794512/457794513" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama (from left), French President Francois Hollande and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates applaud a speech during the Mission Innovation event at the UN conference on climate change Monday in Paris. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A building called Sustainability Base, at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., has an energy-efficient design that allows in sunlight. So for most of the year, the interior is illuminated by natural light. Dominic Hart/NASA hide caption

toggle caption
Dominic Hart/NASA

NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/455063420/457794568" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Valero Doval/Ikon Images/Corbis

Patients Want To Price-Shop For Care, But Online Tools Unreliable

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/453087857/457837780" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Star Wars: Battlefront, gamers can take their pick of customization options for the characters they play. Courtesy of EA hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of EA

Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457697165/457795136" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457672585/457672586" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457672571/457672572" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A flower is placed inside a bullet hole in the window of Le Carillon restaurant in tribute to the victims of the terror attacks on November 15 in Paris, France. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457672529/457672530" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An illustration shows what a helicopter drone would look like on the surface of Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

toggle caption
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457263320/457565102" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Arlo, an 11-year-old Apatosaurus, is swept away by a raging river in the Pixar film The Good Dinosaur Pixar hide caption

toggle caption
Pixar

Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457220191/457278036" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript