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.
Heading into the latest round of international climate negotiations, renewed optimism around country emissions pledges is clouded by still-gloomy warming forecasts.
The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing the dream of living in virtual space. Can his new company finally give virtual worlds mass-market appeal?
A prominent Silicon Valley VC argues that tech startups are overvalued, profits are underrated, and a bust is coming.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.