Archives: MIT Technology Review

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.

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.