Researchers have harnessed the light harvesting molecules of spinach and bacteria to make solar cells that could one day be sprayed on many surfaces.
Currently provost at Yale, Hockfield will be the first woman and the first biologist to head the Institute.
New software could make Matrix-like visual effects so common they induce yawns, not gasps.
Japan's strategy: enhance conventional devices
Government grants for biodefense research have skyrocketed since the 2001 anthrax attacks; is it too much of a good thing?
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Replacement cells from an unlikely source-leg muscle-could help heart attack victims live longer.
Microsoft's six-year-old Beijing lab has already paid dividends in speech recognition, wireless multimedia and graphics.
Two years after its launch, OpenCourseWare is sparking a worldwide chain reaction.