In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
The simple, non-polluting battery could be used in compact devices.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Conductr wants to help developers make apps that will spread out across multiple devices, taking advantage of all your display real estate.
Google wants you to talk to its search box instead of spending time hunting through the jumble of apps on your smartphone.
Social-networking apps that eschew real names are gaining ground.
Google closed its Chinese search service three years ago, just as the mobile market exploded. Now it may be realizing the price.
A new kind of window glass can selectively block visible sunlight as well as heat-producing invisible light.
Nobody has been able to trap electromagnetic waves inside a metamaterial and then release them again. Until now.