Jeff Lichtman hopes to elucidate brain development and disease with new technologies that illuminate the web of neural circuits.
Sandy Pentland is using data gathered by cell phones to learn about human behavior.
Frances Arnold is designing better enzymes for making biofuels from cellulose.
The easy part is understanding a new technology; what's harder is to think creatively about it.
Apple's plan to release a software kit that lets people create legitimate add-ons for the iPhone could make the device appeal to an even wider audience.
The hamster in this video is wearing a generator that turns mechanical energy into electrical current when the hamster runs or scratches. The two graphs on the device show current and voltage.
Lasers and a century-old dye could supplant needles and thread.
A new surgical technique, developed by scientists at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, allows patients who have lost arms to use residual nerve signals to control a prosthetic limb. This video shows three patients testing a prototype limb being developed by DARPA. The patients can perform complex tasks, including picking up a cup, grasping a cracker without breaking it, and putting a spoon in a cup.