Technology that alters human nature will upset our inherited moral categories, argues one of Britain’s most esteemed philosophers. In a posthuman future, he asks, how will our children and grandchildren know right from wrong?
Phone companies should consider the recent hack of the Apple iPhone a wake-up call for better mobile security.
Electrical stimulation restores brain function in a minimally conscious patient.
Intel has announced record speed for a silicon modulator.
A computer model can predict which drugs a cancer patient will respond to best.
An MIT battery expert says advances in materials and engineering can realistically double capacities in the next 10 years, without sacrificing safety.
A new material prevents overheating, making lithium-ion batteries safer for use in vehicles.
The World Wide Web will soon be absorbed into the World Wide Sim: an immersive, 3-D visual environment that combines elements of social virtual worlds such as Second Life and mapping applications such as Google Earth. What happens when the virtual and real worlds collide?