An imperfect system for a fossil-fuel world, green credits are still valuable.
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
A roundup of the best stories on energy from other sites, collected by Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review’s energy editor.
Thanks to a new surgical procedure, arm amputees can intuitively control a bionic limb for the first time.
Billions of people could get online for the first time thanks to helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places cell towers don’t reach.
Availability: 1-2 years
Engineering a patient’s own immune cells to resist HIV could eliminate the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapies.
Robot “training academies” could help industrial robots learn to perform complicated tasks by watching a human do them first.
A California company may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can.