Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
The Roomba maker is working on technology that could enable robots to help with more household chores.
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.
Stanford researchers develop a copper catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon monoxide and water to ethanol.
Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
A Brazilian neuroscientist says brain-controlled robotics will let the paralyzed walk again.
Three years after the Fukushima disaster, some countries are pulling back from nuclear power while others grow capacity.