Archives: MIT Technology Review

A company given $21 million by leading Silicon Valley investors aims to extend Bitcoin’s functionality so it can power much more than just payments.

Although a water app isn’t close yet, researchers at Corning and elsewhere recently discovered that they could use Gorilla Glass, the toughened glass made by Corning that’s commonly used on smartphone screens, to make extremely sensitive chemical and biological sensors. It could detect, say, traces of sarin gas in the air or specific pathogens in water.

Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.

In a step toward sophisticated artificial cells, scientists have engineered a silicon chip that can produce proteins from DNA, the most basic function of life.

Stretchy, conductive films made of novel nanobuds could bring touch sensors to more surfaces.

There’s a bitter fight over the patents for CRISPR, a breakthrough new form of DNA editing.

A startup has created a water-repellent coating that could significantly increase power plants’ efficiency.

Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster, cheaper way to improve mobile Internet.

Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols.

The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is.