Fred Turner, a 17-year-old boy from Yorkshire, built a working DNA testing machine in his bedroom.
Scientists have built a 3-D printer that creates material resembling human tissues. The novel substance, a deceptively simple network of water droplets coated in lipids, could one day be used to deliver drugs to the body — or perhaps even to replace damaged tissue in living organs.
If you think the future is far away, think again.
Today there are tons of apps available that can make us feel like we live in the future right now.
Scientists and biotechnology companies are locked in a debate over the ethics of genetic patents
Primove, a subsidiary of transportation giant Bombardier, just announced plans to test wireless induction charging on public buses in Manheim, Germany…
Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It’s fitting that they can now be made partially from trees. Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees…
19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans…
Human enhancement is happening all the time, largely through incremental improvements on existing technologies. And contrary to those who would have you believe that the golden era of innovation is behind us, the rate of this progress shows no signs of slowing. It just doesn’t always follow the paths that the experts predict.
Thousands of people every year suffer spinal cord injuries and lose their ability to walk. A brain-controlled exoskeleton that moves a patient’s legs could be one way to get some patients out of wheelchairs.
Darpa wants to make speech analysis systems accurate enough to easily record, transcribe and recall all the conversations you ever have.
“Once we amplify these small motions, there’s like a whole new world you can look at.”