Archives: MIT Technology Review

Artificial-intelligence software can make phones better at tracking your workouts and emotions.

The quickest way to solve a maze exploits both quantum and classical processes, say physicists who have demonstrated the effect for the first time.

The problem, Guarente says, is that it’s nearly impossible to prove, in any reasonable time frame, that drugs that extend the lifespan of animals can do the same in people; such an experiment could take decades. That’s why Guarente says he decided to take the unconventional route of packaging cutting-edge lab research as so-called nutraceuticals, which don’t require clinical trials or approval by the FDA.

New micro-satellite technology is enabling satellite Internet services that could reach billions of new users.

Drones able to take water samples could be the first in a new wave of hands-on aerial robots.

A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts.

Software that turns data into written text could help us make sense of a coming tsunami of data.

A commercial device uses powerful image and information processing to let cars interpret 360° camera views.

A new way to get materials into cells might clear the way for powerful treatments for diseases like cancer and HIV.

Startup Seeo has developed batteries that store far more energy than conventional ones, which could extend the range of electric cars.