A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.
Carbon dioxide injected into a geothermal reservoir would be stored permanently by turning into rock.
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.
A new battery design could lead to a cheap way to address the intermittency of solar and wind power.
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.
Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.
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.