Researchers create a virtual environment system in which you can pick up fake objects with real effort.
Do they use them to do good or evil?
A 3-D virtual patient that allows doctors to visualize and diagnose ailments in high-definition
To improve its virtual-reality simulators, the military wants to incorporate smell. For help, it's turning to Hollywood
Increasing brain plasticity with falling blocks
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Are you ready, soldier?
A new LED device may help keep drivers awake during long hauls
Excerpt: The Edumacation Book
A trip to the New Museum's Carsten Höller exhibit, where up literally becomes down
Here's what it's like to train with the advanced night-vision technology that gives U.S. troops their covert edge.
Young children nearly universally seem to think that closing or covering their eyes makes them invisible to others. Cambridge researchers are finding out why.
A new pair of specs may let you tag your world as easily as you tag a blog post--so long missing keys
The tale of the "plant hunters," farming whales, vegetable matter that rains from the sky and more
Our favorite science images of the week
Excerpt: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
Out of the wild
Making up for a lack of genetic diversity.