The Frenchman, who has been paralysed for four years, was strapped into an exoskeleton driven by a computer able to read signals from his brain.
Political will and focus are certain to be at least as important as additional funding.
Consider what a person can do in just the time it takes to wait for a bus: text, watch a comedy skit, play a video game, buy concert tickets, take five selfies, each with a different set of cartoon ears.
Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the US to allow humans to be turned into compost.
However, a language professor has given it a name from a Hawaiian chant - Powehi - meaning "the adorned fathomless dark creation".
They're building wacky machines, debunking viral science stories and testing clever ideas to revisit concepts such as the scientific method, without the boring lecture.
New data shows education campaigns are working to get girls more interested in science careers, but cultural issues are still stifling them when they're older.
Cloaking technology has taken a big step out of the lab and into the real world.
Venus is unlikely to be a dream destination for aspiring space tourists, but parts of its atmosphere are remarkably similar to Earth.
A trio of scientists won for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped a dusty but cool selfie.
Quantum computing will be so advanced that it will make your desktop computer look like an abacus, says Stanford University professor Patrick Hayden.
Six months after he first outlined it, Elon Musk's plan to establish a human colony on Mars have started to look like fantasy.
The renowned cosmologist's final published theory, submitted before his death on March 14, provides plenty of food for thought.
One federal police officer hopes to use powerful artificial intelligence to automatically scan the dark web to catch paedophiles and drug traffickers.
Matt Pearson has so many dreams, he has to be careful to order them, so he does not lose track.
If you have dinner reservations or theatre tickets for September 22, 2135 (it's a Thursday), now might be a good time to scuttle them.
The astronaut spent a year on board the ISS and has come back genetically different, scientists have discovered.
Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe – here's what it is
Since Einstein’s death in 1955, a lot of progress has been made toward a theory of everything.
The potential applications of CRISPR are enormous. It’s the closest we’ve ever come to a cure for cancer. We’ve already been able to cure HIV infection in animal models, and even in human cell cultures. Incurable genetic diseases, like Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, could soon be a thing of the past. CRISPR has already been used to cure the disease in rats. But some are not so convinced.