The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.
China generates only about 2 percent of its total electricity using nuclear power, but it is adding new reactors much faster than any other country.
The debate over using artificial intelligence to control lethal weapons in warfare is more complex than it seems.
Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.
Vision algorithms are now good enough to let a car drive automatically with just one camera.
Researchers are trying to program self-driving cars to make split-second decisions that raise real ethical questions.
A biotech company believes it can create the first effective T-cell vaccines. If it is right, it would redefine infectious medicine.
A startup has built a glasses-free 3-D screen that’s much bigger than its previous prototype, bringing it a step closer to being built into gadgets (including the one in your driveway).
Quantum computers are still a distant prospect, but Microsoft researchers say we should strengthen online encryption against them now.