Archivo: MIT Technology Review

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.

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.