Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
In a remarkable study, a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. If only there were a realistic way to get this technology out of the lab and into real life.
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
How does the brain speak to itself?
It’s a way to connect all different kinds of items, says Intel’s Genevieve Bell.
A startup has developed a contraceptive chip that could be deactivated and reactivated using a wireless remote.
U.N. negotiations are going nowhere, and greenhouse-gas emissions are soaring. It’s time to move on.
If a device could capture every moment in life for your easy recall later, would you want it to? There are plenty of things I’d rather forget.
Robots can handle complex tasks in highly controlled industrial settings. But as MIT’s team in the DARPA Robotics Challenge can attest, getting them to work in disaster sites is much more daunting—and much more interesting.
Huge differences in renewable energy and natural gas potential influenced the EPA’s proposed carbon regulations.