Plant scientists can swiftly modify crops in ways that would take years with conventional breeding.
Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
A 19th-century idea might lead to cleaner cars, larger-scale renewable energy.
Amazon awarded $20,000 to the creators of a robot that can fill orders most like a human, but it’s not going to replace employees yet.
Companies are competing to turn data into advice on how to farm better, and attracting investments from the likes of Google Ventures and Monsanto.
Researchers say combining bacteria with nanoscale semiconductors opens a new path toward efficient artificial photosynthesis.
Advances in robotics make it possible to automate tasks such as processing poultry and vegetables.
With funding from the Amazon founder and the CIA’s investment arm, the Canadian company D-Wave is gaining momentum for its revolutionary approach to computing.