The sensors in smartphones can accurately detect the changes in mood that are indicative of bipolar disorder, according to a new study. That could lead to faster treatment and better outcomes for sufferers.
Nobel laureate Robert Shiller sees economic benefits to today’s technology-driven economy, but worries that automation poses “the challenge of our time.”
DNA tests to find out your ancestry are growing in popularity. But do they really work? And are they worth it?
With patent reform a hot topic in Washington, alumna Michelle Lee brings a technologist’s perspective—and a balanced approach—to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Terrapower is pushing ahead with a reactor design that uses a nearly inexhaustible fuel source.
Sepsis affects more than a million people every year in the U.S. alone, and diagnosis can take five days. A new tool cuts the time to five hours.
The debate over using artificial intelligence to control lethal weapons in warfare is more complex than it seems.
Apple could subcontract the manufacturing required to produce a car and focus on the software, which is becoming ever more important.
Tesla will add restrictions to its new autonomous driving feature in response to evidence of people using it dangerously.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.