Microsoft says the AI systems behind its new personal assistant will allow it to quickly become much smarter as more people use it.
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.
The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a capability that could cut the cost of space launches significantly.
A new battery design could lead to a cheap way to address the intermittency of solar and wind power.
The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons.
Thirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut, the technology finally seems poised for widespread use.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
New models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.