The answer lies in a special combination of mass, size and material properties
Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is reminiscent of a 1990s-era plan for Internet dominance that Comcast then distrusted.
An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
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.