A new automated version of one of neuroscience’s most important techniques, patch clamping, makes it much easier and faster for scientists to tap into the inner workings of brain cells.
The DNA testing firm hopes a more coöperative approach with regulators will get its business back on track.
Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.
If you fancy trying your hand at radio astronomy, why not convert an old satellite dish.
For all its valuation, the social network is just another ad-supported site. Without an earth-changing idea, it will collapse and take down the Web.
A small change to the theory of gravity implies that our universe inherited its arrow of time from the black hole in which it was born.
DNA tests to find out your ancestry are growing in popularity. But do they really work? And are they worth it?
Materials scientists have decided to define, rather than measure, Avogadro’s constant, triggering a lengthy debate over what number to choose. Now one physicist thinks he has the answer.
A California-based company is commercializing an abundant, naturally occurring material that can turn waste heat into power.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.