Tesla’s audacious plan to build a giant battery factory may mostly be a clever negotiating tactic.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
The economics of combating climate change may depend on an underfunded technology.
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
Glass is still a pain to use, but a few apps reveal what it could become.
An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring transparent morphing buttons to the device’s screen to aid touch-typing.
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness that could lead to entire regions of the planet being cut off.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Studying cultural variation around the world has always been expensive, time-consuming work. Which is why the newfound ability to mine the data from location-based social networks is revolutionizing this science.
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.