Archivo: MIT Technology Review

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.

Google will face big challenges developing a nanotechnology-based test for cancer and other diseases.

After decades of repeated reinvention, the silicon transistor is starting to show its age, and the industry is hunting for alternatives. One option involves a new way of manipulating the properties of a material that the computer industry already uses. If it works, it would lead to computer processors that are not only more energy-efficient but also capable of both computation and memory storage at once.

Google says using a small USB stick to vouch for your identity is more secure than either a password or conventional two-factor authentication.

Lockheed Martin says it will have a small fusion reactor prototype in five years but offers no data.

The furor over a Facebook experiment suggests that few people realize how often Web companies test out new product features on them.

Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?