Researchers say Google's ad-targeting system sometimes makes troubling decisions based on data about gender and other personal characteristics.
Stanford researchers are building a light field stereoscope in hopes of making it easier to add realistic focus cues to virtual reality.
Mobile chip company Qualcomm wants homes and businesses to set up their own open 4G hotspots just as they do Wi-Fi networks today.
The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
Genetically engineered mice treated for Middle East respiratory syndrome are disease-free, but it’s not yet clear if it will work for humans.
As market forces chip away at the coal industry, many plants are being repurposed as data centers, museums, and mixed-use neighborhoods.
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
My virtual helper can be surprisingly lifelike, but she’s obsessed with meetings.