Archivo: MIT Technology Review

Nir Eyal is showing software designers how to hook users in four easy steps. Welcome to the new era of habit-forming technology.

Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.

Startup aims to give mobile devices the power to display full-color holographic images and video.

The chemical company BASF says the basic type of battery used now in hybrids could be improved tenfold, leading to cheaper electric cars.

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.