Making human-friendly robots is a pressing challenge and a big opportunity.
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With massive amounts of computational power, machines can now recognize objects and translate speech in real time. Artificial intelligence is finally getting smart.
Reading the DNA of fetuses is the next frontier of the genome revolution. Do you really want to know the genetic destiny of your unborn child?
A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.
Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
Currencies designed to fix perceived flaws in Bitcoin could lead to competition that makes the idea of digital “cryptocurrency” stick.
Storing video and other files more intelligently reduces the demand on servers in a data center.
Some of Silicon Valley's best-known venture funds have backed OpenCoin, a startup with a new digital currency called Ripple.
Slumping PC sales and a changing server market are maiming Intel. But its plan to sell services for the home’s biggest screen is a long shot.