Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa split the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize for building the world's smallest machines out of chemical molecules.
Author Alondra Nelson talks about how African-Americans in the past decade are using DNA tests to fill in identity gaps after the Middle Passage.
By Larisa Epatko
In a classroom in Herat, Afghanistan, a group of girls is working on a mobile phone application that would help tourists coming to their country.
Though still in its prototype phase, this coffee-infused foam might clear the worst levels of lead contamination found in places like Flint, Michigan within a few hours.
The first baby born via a technique that mixes DNA from three parents raises familiar questions about regulatory loopholes and genetics.
By Laura Santhanam
For 226 years, men led the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the agency that fosters American innovation and entrepreneurship. Enter Michelle Lee, the agency’s first female leader. A Silicon Valley native who built a radio with her father in…
Stanford University inventor Manu Prakash thinks if every child can have a pencil, then they should have a microscope. So, he built a $1 version.
By PBS NewsHour
In light of the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, science correspondent Miles O'Brien takes a look at a new technology that is increasingly being used by law enforcement: bomb-disarming robots. Operated from a safe distance, these robots…
Do fitness wearables aid weight loss? A new study from the University of Pittsburgh -- the longest of its kind -- says the average person on a weight loss program can cut more pounds without a wearable.
By PBS NewsHour
Many see the beach as a quiet place for relaxation. But for the animals living under the water’s surface, motorized vehicles and other human-made technology can make life unbearably noisy. The problem is that many species rely on sound as…
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