An odd new material could be a boon in dry regions with limited access to clean water.
Nobel Prize winner David Baltimore explains why building smallpox from scratch is a key safety concern in synthetic biology.
IBM researchers have made an important breakthrough: arranging nanotube transistors for complex circuits.
New materials are on the U.S. Department of Defense's radar.
Mobile-phone service companies are upgrading their networks, hoping to lure new customers -- and compete with Wi-Max.
Researchers are trying to make computers see as we do.
A systems biology map of cells’ responses to DNA damage could provide valuable clues to discovering new cancer drugs.
Circuits that integrate electronic and optical components might help spread the fiber revolution.
Cars with advanced batteries get 100 mpg and boast far greater range than all-electric vehicles.
Bioengineer Tim Gardner says synthetic biology could create bacteria that produce electricity from waste more efficiently.