A group of American-led scientists and entrepreneurs has announced the start of a 10-year project aimed at creating synthetic human genomes in a move that could revolutionize the field of biotechnology but raises troubling ethical concerns.
Amazon on Friday boasted that its virtual assistant Alexa is capable of 1,000 "skills," as the online retail giant bolsters defenses against rivals such as Google and Apple.
Tom Kibble, a leading British physicist whose work helped lead to the discovery of the Higgs boson, died Thursday aged 83, his university in London said.
American bionic limb specialist Hugh Herr won Spain's Princess of Asturias 2016 scientific research prize Wednesday in recognition of his work to improve mobility for people with disabilities.
Asustek Computer Inc.'s (華碩) ZenBo, a robot household assistant, made its debut at a press conference ahead of the 2016 Computex Taipei.1 Comment
NASA tried again Saturday to inflate an add-on room at the International Space Station, after the first attempt ran into problems due to too much friction.
SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work.
Scientists have recorded the first ever microscopic movies of water being vaporized by the world's brightest X-ray laser.take atomic-level snapshots of some of nature's speediest processes.
A Japanese aquarium said Wednesday it had hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.
Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer.