MIT Technology Review



Three Questions for J. Craig Venter

Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.


Adaptive Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half

A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.


A Batteryless Sensor Chip for the Internet of Things

A prototype sensor saves power by using transistors that never fully turn “on.”


Startup Wants You to Capture the World in 3-D

Mantis Vision is developing 3-D scanning technology that could end up in lots of tablets.


Why Household Gadgets Are Using Less Power

New research shows a decline in the electricity used by all the electronic devices in U.S. homes.


LCD Hacking Trick Could Make Virtual Reality More Real

Stacking components from two LCD panels more than doubles the pixel density of a video display.


Cheap and Nearly Unbreakable Sapphire Screens Come into View

Apple may soon start selling scratch-proof iPhones with sapphire screens. Here’s how to bring sapphire to almost all portable electronics.


A Q&A with Gene Wolfe

A Twelve Tomorrows exclusive: Science fiction legend Gene Wolfe looks back on his career.


Urban Jungle a Tough Challenge for Google’s Autonomous Cars

It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably handle the real world, experts say.


Super-Dense Computer Memory

Researchers have discovered a new way to make chips that could pack terabytes into smartphones.