1. Computing

    Models: How computers make predictions

    They use numbers to model real-world activities. And new insights in math are streamlining models’ design.

  2. Computing

    3-D printers are making cars!

    3-D printing technology makes it possible to print anything — even a car. A team of engineers designed the Strati and then printed the electric cars at events in Chicago and New York.

  3. Computing

    Electricity: Cutting the cords

    Engineers are working to charge more wireless gadgets — without relying on cords and plugs.

  4. Computing

    Intel STS finalist’s computer program models social life

    Ajay Saini has brought together math and computer science to show how habits spread within social groups. His new computer program could help promote healthy habits.

  5. Computing

    Teen wins $100,000 for flu advance

    Forty talented high-school seniors competed in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search this week, sharing $630,000 in prizes. Top prize went to a teen for his new approach to fighting flu.

  6. Fossils

    Reviving dinosaurs

    With the help of computers, researchers are getting a pretty good idea of how these ancient creatures moved, walked and ate.

  7. Computing

    Wheelies: Computers help electric cars turn

    Electric-car designers think they’ve found a way to replace the differential. Computer-controlled wheels and a bevy of electronic sensors now help take the place of old-school gears.

  8. Computing

    Cool Jobs: Paid to dream

    Some visionaries use science and engineering to see what our world could — and should — become

  9. Computing

    The data flood

    Mountains of data drive advances in science, medicine and other fields. Here’s how they might affect you.

  10. Computing

    Explainer: Data — waiting to become information

    People want information. To get it, experts must sift through facts to find trends and other types of useful knowledge that has value.

  11. Computing

    Explainer: Understanding the size of data

    Data are beginning to accumulate in quantities of mammoth size.

  12. Computing

    Cyber warriors

    Contests where teens compete to keep computers safe from hackers are helping to train and grow the next generation of cyber defenders.