The Most Exciting Audio Advancements of the Year

Changes in a speaker's audio quality might not be quite as noticeable as a big jump in a screen's pixel density, but the sound of a movie can have a much bigger effect on how you experience it. In short, good audio ain't just for audiophiles. Here's the sound technology that changed the aural universe this year. » 12/25/12 5:00pm 12/25/12 5:00pm

The 13 Most Amazing Science Stories of 2012

2012 has been a big year for science: people sank to record depths, a private company made it into space, NASA landed something the size of a car on Mars, and physicists finally found the particle that could unify science once and for all. Here are 13 of the most exciting science stories we've covered this year. » 12/21/12 11:00am 12/21/12 11:00am