Reported plans to launch 180 satellites could provide significant competition in the developing world and rural areas.
Five years after a stern warning from Bill Gates and other business leaders, U.S. funding for energy R&D remains stuck in the mud.
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Availability: 10-15 years
The system isn’t a free ride to the top of Google results, and each domain will cost a hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies.
A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer.
Availability: 1-2 years
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated fiber-like data-transfer speeds over telephone wiring—but will ISPs adopt it?
The world’s best-known consciousness researcher says machines could one day become self-aware.
Google’s artificial-intelligence researchers say software that learns to play video games could graduate to the real world before long.