1. Tech

    With tech, farms can double up to produce both food and power

    Agrivoltaics merges agriculture with photovoltaic panels, which generate electricity from sunlight. The combo produces clean energy and edible crops.

  2. Chemistry

    Creation of quantum dots wins 2023 chemistry Nobel

    The award honors three scientists who discovered and built quantum dots, which are now used in everything from TVs to medical tools.

  3. Brain

    Neuroscientists decoded a song from brain activity

    The technique could help improve communication devices for people who are unable to speak.

  4. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Rare earth element

    Rare earth elements aren’t all that rare — but skyrocketing demand for these metals makes them precious.

  5. Tech

    Scientists Say: Robot

    These task-doers handle jobs as simple as vacuuming the floor and as complex as navigating extraterrestrial terrains.

  6. Tech

    A puff of air could deliver vaccines needle-free

    A new Nerf gun-like device may make injections safer, faster and easier.

  7. Tech

    AI can now turn blurry thermal vision into crisp images

    Even when it’s pitch black, the new imaging system can create clear images while also accurately gauging distances to objects.

  8. Tech

    Magic, cooking and droids inspire this roboticist

    Dennis Hong and his team design human-like robots that can help solve problems and also entertain.

  9. Tech

    New glasses can ‘hear’ what you lip sync — and tell your phone

    The lip-reading device enables voice commands without the voice. The glasses determine what their wearer is saying by tracking facial movements.

  10. Science & Society

    Top 10 tips for how Gen Z’ers can get the best online experiences

    Emerging data point to how today’s teens can maximize their screen time’s benefits while limiting its risks.

  11. Tech

    Could Star Trek replicators exist?

    Experts break down what’s possible and what’s not for this classic science-fiction invention.

  12. Tech

    Nanobots can now enter brain cells to spy on what they’re doing

    Fleets of advanced versions may one day be able to detect disease and then go about surgically treating it — without ever opening the skull.