Augury’s gadget and iPhone app pay attention to ultrasonic sounds and vibrations to figure out what’s wrong with air conditioners and other big machines.
Following the examples of tennis and cricket, a new generation of ball-tracking algorithms is attempting to revolutionize the analysis and refereeing of soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
By exploiting the plumbing of the Web, researchers have created a new way around online censorship that governments could struggle to shut down.
A prominent Silicon Valley VC argues that tech startups are overvalued, profits are underrated, and a bust is coming.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
Einstein’s famous critique of quantum mechanics first emerged in 1930, five years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of his work.
Computer scientists have compared a vast dataset of Yellow Taxi fares in New York City against Uber prices for the first time.
The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
New funding methods claim to democratize investment in innovation, but important technologies still struggle.