New technology will allow high-quality audio in a virtual world.
Cheaply churning out made-to-order DNA could revolutionize molecular biology.
By modifying a common type of machine-learning technique, researchers have found a better way to identify pictures.
Did D-Wave really demonstrate "the world's first commercial quantum computer"?
A new online messaging tool is hot, but it may be too banal to last.
An array of zinc-oxide nanowires that generates current when vibrated with ultrasonic waves could provide a new way to power biological sensors and nanodevices.
A plastic from recombinant E. coli gets FDA approval for use in safer, ultrastrong sutures.
Scientists have developed a light-triggered switch to control brain cells, which could aid in the development of therapies for epilepsy and other diseases--and shed light on the neural code.
The U.S. government's passenger screening technologies would mistake the terrorist mastermind for the Sex Pistol. In fact, data broker ChoicePoint possesses better tracking systems.
Scientists have found a new way to detect signs of heart disease by looking inside blood vessels.