Precise and easy ways to rewrite human genes could finally provide the tools that researchers need to understand and cure some of our most deadly genetic diseases.
Securing critical infrastructure needs to go far beyond the measures in President Obama’s recent executive order.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
Google’s browser-based operating system is still shaky when offline, but Samsung’s Chromebook, priced at just $249, is a decent cheap laptop.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
The Keystone XL pipeline is a distraction from what’s really needed to solve climate change.
“Tunable” windows would let people adjust light and heat levels, but so far it’s been hard to make them affordable.
Lockheed Martin says it will have a small fusion reactor prototype in five years but offers no data.
Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.
The decision in favor of municipal broadband networks does more than “open Internet” rules ever could to increase competition in a broken market.