Planning to drill more than a mile down, Deepstar engineers grapple with formidable challenges in high pressure and low temperature.
DNA segments passed down from common ancestors can be surprisingly large-which could accelerate the hunt for common disorders.
Why scientists are busily developing new vaccines-and why they are years away from stockpiling what we may need.
We know that nanotech will change the world-it's time to think about how.
How holographic data storage works.
Postage-stamp-sized chips analyze thousands of protein samples fast and cheap.
Over 99 percent of computers are inconspicuous: embedded in objects from toys to cars. Open-source software dukes it out with proprietary offerings to provide their operating system.
Mobile telephony was once considered a niche market.
Drugs of the near future will be microdevices that search out and destroy germs without the side effects of conventional therapies.