New imaging techniques give tantalizing clues to why some people are able to recover consciousness following severe brain injuries.
Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity – without cluttering the view.
Before fuel cells take on the internal-combustion engine, they’ll offer clean electricity to offices and homes.
Highly sensitive light detectors could enable streaming video from Mars and longer-distance quantum cryptography.
A prototype metal cylinder with a liquid coolant has converted the heat from fire into an inexpensive chilling agent.
A two-part kit lets some Nike shoes talk to Apple iPods. Will it spur a range of consumer applications for wireless sensors?
A study of long-lived families will help isolate the genetic mysteries that allow some people to live disease-free into their nineties and beyond.
As artificial intelligence research celebrates its 50th birthday, the MIT icon asks what makes the minds of three-year-olds tick.