A New Way to Make Comfy, Durable Smart Garments

Some so-called smart garments—clothing and accessories outfitted with sensors, Bluetooth, and other gadgetry—flirt with the absurd. Does anyone need a $1,000 touch-interface backpack that alerts you if you accidentally leave your phone somewhere? Or a (now...

How to Change the Tires on a Race Car—at Zero Gravity

Red Bull’s Formula 1 team may not have won the constructors’ or drivers’ championship this season, but it did prove its mastery of what happens in pit row. At the German Grand Prix in July, its pit crew set a record stop time, swapping out the car’s tires in 1.88...