An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring transparent morphing buttons to the device’s screen to aid touch-typing.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute stays mute on how it will assert control over the tools expected to speed cures and change gene therapy.
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
The global network of links between the world's airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness that could lead to entire regions of the planet being cut off.
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
A Brazilian neuroscientist says brain-controlled robotics will let the paralyzed walk again.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.