In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.
A Stanford professor claims to have invented a Bitcoin-like system that can handle payments faster and with more security.
Kentaro Toyama went to India with noble intentions for using technology to improve people’s lives. Now he’s wrestling with why the impact was so small.
A system that keeps data on corporate computers and mobile devices encrypted until it is viewed may help prevent breaches.
A study put people on autopilot by electrically stimulating their thigh muscles.
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.
IBM researchers are exploring Watson’s abilities to answer museumgoers’ questions.
We have the technology to dramatically increase the independence of people with spinal-cord injuries. The problem is bringing it to market and keeping it there.
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.