The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.
A treatment based on embryonic stem cells clears a key safety hurdle and might help restore vision.
Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
There is a 50 per cent chance that time will end within the next 3.7 billion years, according to a new model of the universe
Criminals are increasingly using the internet to turn dirty money into a spotless shade of green. Now a report written for the United Nations lifts the lid on many of these increasingly popular techniques.
A new design for a molten-salt reactor could make nuclear power safer and more economical.
Carmakers must also push out more of the cleaner vehicles to meet average fleet emissions standards.
Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy.