Why do most patients fail to respond to the newest cures?
Some scientists are thinking about what human space travelers will look like in the future. They might be extra-small and radiation-proof.
To find out whether quantum computers will work properly, scientists must simulate them on a classical computer. Now a record-breaking experiment has simulated the largest quantum computer yet.
Quantum search algorithms could change the face of computing now that physicists have shown how to execute them on a scalable device.
Rapid growth in demands for wireless data, from mobile devices to networked cars and smart power grids, has created a pressing need for faster, more robust internet connections and broader coverage. The next-generation of wireless, mobile technologies on the horizon, including 5G, will provide unprecedented internet connectivity that is much faster than current standards. This collection of recent MIT Technology Review content focuses on how the latest in wireless technologies are opening up a new world of richer and more significant data and video experiences.
IBM’s Watson is already at work developing novel polymers.
A drug derived from an Easter Island bacterium extends the life of lab animals. People could be next.
Drugs made from RNA may be the next great class of medicine.
Kindred AI is teaching robots new tasks using human virtual-reality “pilots.” The ultimate goal is to create a new kind of artificial intelligence.
The current technological revolution is accelerating the transformation, not only of industry and business, but also of human lifestyles, culture, and, therefore, society as a whole.
Japanese tinkerers created a tiny, flower-pollinating drone for a world without insects.
The technique that helped a computer master the game of Go is about to be tested in real vehicles as a way to cope with complex driving situations.
The arrival of gene-therapy cures could transform medicine, but business questions linger.
The effort aimed at identifying criminals from their mugshots raises serious ethical issues about how we should use artificial intelligence.
Algorithms usually need thousands of examples to learn something. Researchers at Google DeepMind found a way around that.
When Beta Bionics needed idealistic investors it found them on the Web.
A new theoretical model suggests that quantum entanglement helps prevent the molecules of life from breaking apart.
How one of the inventors of brain-computer interfaces ended up getting one himself.
What the nervous system of the roundworm, frozen embryos, and extreme hypothermia tell us about preserving the mind.
Phones and other compact devices with silicon neurons and synapses inside could be much more useful.
A wearable display set for release by Microsoft later this year can augment your world with realistic, interactive virtual objects.
The first application of a novel water-repellent material from Harvard could be low-energy freezers.