After flying for five days, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, has landed safely in a Hawaii airport after flying out of Japan. The pilot, Andre Borschberg,has broken the endurance record for a solo flight.
Self-driving trucks have already hit American roads — but so far their impact has been limited. As they become more common, and more trusted, however, they could fundamentally change swaths of the American economy.
Synthetic biology is no longer limited to the worlds of giant research institutions and corporations. There is a growing movement to democratize biotech and put its tools into the hands of bio hackers, artists and hobbyists.
Having to dump 3,000 to 5,000 pounds of shrimp is an economic and environmental problem for commercial fishing. But a team of government scientists may have found a simple, affordable solution to help shrimping trawlers avoid scooping up the wrong catch.
Cheese buyers aren't the only ones who want small-batch artisanal products these days: The perfume world is just as hungry for small shops that crank out their own unique scents. But getting into the game requires a lot of self-education and patience.
Mariam Adil, a young entrepreneur, is making waves, challenging stereotypes in the gaming industry. Her mission: By letting gaming become more inclusive, the industry can do so much more to advance social progress.
Toronto has been called the raccoon capital of the world. Now, the city is launching a new weapon in its war against the backyard bandits — a redesigned garbage bin it hopes will keep nightly raccoon raiders away.
Nikola Tesla was a visionary and a recluse with a genius for invention. He's also a hero in Serbia, where an author has created a new fictional account of Tesla's incredible life and many achievements.
Living on Earth's Jeff Young visits the lab of a MIT scientist who got support to develop batteries made from molten metals. If it works, it could allow for massive storage of renewable energy for times when there's not enough sun or wind.
Cell phones may be hazardous to your health. The science is inconclusive but some states want to require warning labels on cell phones. David Carpenter is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany.
More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
The European Union today leveled a record 1.5-billion dollar fine against software giant, Microsoft, for failing to comply with a 2004 ruling on anti-trust activity, as The World's Clark Boyd has details.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sabriye Tenberken, a teacher at a school for the blind in Tibet; Tenberken, who is also blind, led six of her students on a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas