Bitcoin itself may fail as a currency, but the underlying technology is beginning to suggest valuable new applications.
The Fukushima disaster led Japan to shut down nuclear power plants, but three years of rising costs and carbon dioxide emissions are forcing it to reverse course.
Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists.
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.
WebTV’s creator thinks his forthcoming wireless technology will give us faster, better mobile Internet access.
Once thought too polluting, the two-stroke engine makes a comeback in advance of stricter fuel efficiency standards.
Engineers have built a powerful microscopic engine that relies on the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen. One problem: nobody knows how it works.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.