If civilizations can’t grow exponentially, that might explain why we don’t see any signs of ET.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
Researchers say they could build a prototype of a molten-salt reactor, a safer, cleaner option for nuclear power, in 10 years.
A hedge fund manager aims to solve the funding problems facing early-stage biomedical research.
Early treatment may be key to a drug-free life for a small percentage of patients.
Startup Pavegen has already installed floor tiles to harness the power of footsteps; now it wants to put that technology inside your shoes.
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.
Magic Leap had no trouble raising money from a cache of A-list investors enthusiastic about the changing economics of virtual reality.
New funding methods claim to democratize investment in innovation, but important technologies still struggle.