Streaming designs to 3-D printers like Netflix does movies could prevent unauthorized copying.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.
New solar thermal technologies could address solar power’s intermittency problem.
Crop yields are expected to decline due to climate change faster than scientists thought.
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.
Last week, Paul Allen and a colleague challenged the prediction that computers will soon exceed human intelligence. Now Ray Kurzweil, the leading proponent of the “Singularity,” offers a rebuttal.
The supermassive black holes that sit at the center of most galaxies appear to be unaffected by dark matter, according to a new study.
Having tackled Web-based file storage and e-mail, Dropbox is going after photos with the new Carousel app.
Cryptography could enforce limits on data collected for surveillance data while still permitting agencies to do their jobs, argues a Microsoft researcher.