A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.
The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons.
Microsoft says the AI systems behind its new personal assistant will allow it to quickly become much smarter as more people use it.
Researchers will examine the brains of living fetuses to study the origins of mental disorders like autism.
Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.
Computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.
Thirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut, the technology finally seems poised for widespread use.
The ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.
Microprocessors configured more like brains than traditional chips could soon make computers far more astute about what’s going on around them.
A new map, a decade in the works, shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to its immense complexity.