Google in self-driving deal with Chrysler

First carmaker partnership will test technology in new minivans

We are unprepared for a robot revolution

A threat to the cognitive capability that sets humans apart

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Robot economy sparks investment boom​

Global influx of machines set to open hot new tech market

Scientists build world’s tiniest engine

‘Ant’ motor first capable of driving nanobots

Activist challenges ‘ad blocker blockers’

Complaint against software that defeats anti-pop-up programs

What Apple can learn from Dyson

The US tech company should take notes from a British innovator, writes John Gapper

Fiat, Alphabet in self-driving car talks

Carmaker wants to hasten push into autonomous vehicle technology


AbbVie-Stemcentrx move fuels pharma deals

Drugmaker hopes biotech will reduce reliance on blockbuster medicine

Ingram Pinn cartoon depicting Kenya's Silicon Savannah

Kenyans start to roam Silicon Savannah

The country has had to rely on ingenuity, not commodities, to keep ticking over

Computers threaten stock pickers’ role

Technology set to erode industry’s traditional backbone

Universities look to Stanford on spin-outs

US institution advises academics on how to exploit their ideas

Vaccine development needs a global alliance

Ebola and Zika are harbingers of a pandemic-prone era

Scientists zero in on mosquito DNA

Genetic modification could prove vital

Climate change sceptics must be heard

Government should not act to suppress the views it does not agree with

Europe must address its tech shortcomings

It should ask why its biggest names are worth a fraction of those in the US, writes Michael Moritz

Uncertainty clouds Paris climate deal

Temperatures are still rising and investment in renewables has slipped as UN hosts signing ceremony

AstraZeneca unveils genomics tie-up

Drugmaker launches collaboration with partners including Craig Venter

Deutsche develops tool to mine for abuse

Complex markets may offer investors early warning signals

Google and McKinsey to mine Kazakh data

Central Asian country signs tech deal to harness power of ‘big data’ analysis and improve mining

Google’s tactics are Microsoft light

The strategy is a masterpiece of craftiness

Prosecutors examine Theranos in cold blood

Authorities probe whether investors were misled over proprietary testing system

Secret of a world-class biotech sector

UK poor progress has less to do with its flaws than US strengths

Call for clean coal push in US and China

American energy secretary says technology a benefit to both countries

Superhumans show you can cheat destiny

Dodged the genetic bullet? Sign up for the Resilience Project

Apax in insurance venture with Accenture

Private equity group acquires majority stake in software company to develop insurance technology

AI-focused Numerai in $1.5m fundraising

Renaissance Tech co-founder invests in hedge fund

Oil bulls ignore shifting demand dynamics

Opec production cartel has proved to be complacent over demand

Telematics revolutionises fleet management

Drivers now accepting of in-vehicle measurement technology

Fleet management meets milestones

Drones and driverless cars are revolutionising taxis and haulage

Schools ‘at risk of becoming exam factories’

‘Lifelong Learning’ report recommends removing poltical interference from education

Fear of the robots is founded in messy reality

Political context matters when facing rapid technological change

Sanofi dengue vaccine wins WHO support

International health body backs use of new drug in countries with high rates of virus

Pot company faces tough road after US IPO

MassRoots, a social media site for marijuana, seeks Nasdaq listing

Ford and GM split on self-driving cars

Companies are pursuing very different technology strategies

Operation streamed to trainee surgeons

Students wearing headsets watch colon cancer surgery as though they were in operating theatre

Cheshire bioscience hub hopes to rival south

Research company plans to build on wizards of Alderley

China busmaker Yutong in overseas drive

Flow of Chinese migrants slows, denting bus sales in home market

Brain implant used to ‘bypass’ spinal injury

New technology restores movement to quadriplegic man’s hands

Decrease in land planted with GM crops

First downturn in coverage follows 19 consecutive years of growth

Apple confronts sleep deficit

Is the iPhone’s latest feature a dream answer to work-related insomnia?