Genetic engineering takes genes from one organism and moves them into another — producing drugs like insulin, plants with desirable traits, and more.
Take a look at how genetic engineering works. Then explore its uses and controversies, as well as what different stakeholders think about it.
Buildings gobbling up precious resources contribute to global warming. But sustainable architecture is changing that.
Structures that “go green” save money, energy, and water — and improve the environment indoors. Watch how new buildings and retrofitted old ones carefully use and recycle materials, including old blue jeans.
Years ago, news reports announced that robots would soon be everywhere. Some of these sites say the same thing. Is it true this time? In addition to working in factories and space, will robots soon be cooking our meals, fighting our wars, driving us around, babysitting? Is that a good idea?
For a look at everything from creepily human-like robots to robot rovers on Mars, stay right here.
It has inspired artists of all types, and now the natural world is attracting scientists and innovators who draw ideas from animals and plants to solve complicated human problems.
Discover the possibilities nature has to offer scientific and creative minds when it comes to tackling worldly issues.
More than 75 million Americans alone live in places at risk for earthquake devastation. Worldwide, earthquake engineers are proving there's much we can do.
They're designing buildings that bend, twist, and then snap back into shape. They're putting older buildings on devices that let them slide around harmlessly. And they're building full-size test structures and shaking them up.