Engineers have built a powerful microscopic engine that relies on the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen. One problem: nobody knows how it works.
A startup says it has a more efficient process to use carbon dioxide for making valuable chemical feedstocks.
The Fukushima disaster led Japan to shut down nuclear power plants, but three years of rising costs and carbon dioxide emissions are forcing it to reverse course.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.
Artificial tissue has always lacked a key ingredient: blood vessels. A new 3-D printing technique seems poised to change that.
Engineering a patient’s own immune cells to resist HIV could eliminate the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapies.
Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.
By tracking an older person’s movements at home, a new wearable device could help predict serious changes in health.
A startup, Halotechnics, is building a pilot electricity storage system that will use molten salt.