A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
A startup says getting a robot to do things should be less about writing code and more like animal training.
Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy.
Converting methane to an alternative fuel using energy from the sun could reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.
Record levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reflect a healthier economy, cheap fossil fuels, and the absence of effective carbon-reducing policies.
Talko, a new app from productivity-software pioneer Ray Ozzie, aims to improve phone calls at work and, perhaps, at play.
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
We put Yahoo Answers, Amazon’s Askville, and rival question-and-answer services to the test.