Experimental Google software that can describe a complex scene could lead to better image search or apps to help the visually impaired.
Gecko-inspired adhesives can help humans climb and may provide a better grip for robotic arms in factories and in space.
Corning developed a thin, flexible glass, but the real breakthrough was figuring out how to mass-produce it.
The advanced fuel cell could eliminate range anxiety and make electric cars more practical, while keeping carbon-dioxide emissions low.
Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
Can devices like Google Glass augment our activities without distracting us from the physical world?
A new tool brings simple encrypted messaging to any webmail or social networking site.