From conception to buzz, from three-way spring to soft-touch paint: inside the design of a multimedia communications gadget.
A new generation of DNA-sequencing machines is opening up whole new areas of genomic research. Already, researchers are unraveling how modern humans differ from Neanderthals and devising more precise tests for cancer.
Urban heat islands are not inevitable, but the product of dark roofs, black pavement, and loss of vegetation. A "cool communities" approach would lower air-conditioning use and make the air healthier.
New technologies will make online search more intelligent--and may even lead to a "Web 3.0."
Its history is marred by failures, false hopes, and even death, but for a number of the most horrendous human diseases, gene therapy still holds the promise of a cure. Now, for the first time, there is reason to believe that it is actually working.
The cofounder of MIT's Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, wants to make $100 laptops available to poor children throughout the world. The next few months will be critical in determining whether the One Laptop per Child project succeeds.
To prevent massive pollution and slow its growing contribution to global warming, China will need to make advanced coal technology work on an unprecedented scale.
Some seemingly unconscious patients have startlingly complex brain activity. What does that mean about their potential for recovery? And what can it tell us about the nature of consciousness?
In his lab facing the Pacific Ocean, Daniel Morse is learning new ways to build complex semiconductor devices for cheaper, more efficient solar cells. He has an unlikely teacher: sea sponges.
By investing in energy efficiency, we could vastly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money.