|Spud Giant Bets on Biotech Potatoes
A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds that don't develop ugly bruises.
|Airline To Test Ash Cloud Detector
A U.K. budget airline will create an artificial volcanic ash cloud over Europe to test ash detection technology, aiming to avoid the chaos that paralyzed air traffic during eruptions three years ago.
|Wearable Robots Getting Lighter
They're called "wearable robot," "electronic legs" or "powered exoskeletons." These products hold the promise of walking for people with spinal injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and more.
|Hawking Boycotts Israeli Academics
Physicist Stephen Hawking dropped plans to attend a major international conference in Israel in June, saying he should respect a Palestinian call to boycott contacts with Israeli academics.